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Wolf to Sign Revenue Bills With Tax Increases on Cigarettes, Downloads

Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to sign revenue bills passed last night by the Pennsylvania legislature that include additional tobacco taxes and apply the state sales […]

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State Will Spend $20 Million More to Fight Opiate Addiction Next Year

The epidemic of opiate addiction has gotten so bad over the last few years that finding better ways to treat addicts — and to stop […]

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Wolf: Pennsylvania Budget Will Become Law Without My Signature

Governor Tom Wolf announced on Sunday night that an appropriations bill approved by the state House and Senate would become law without his signature. Late […]

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After Dallas, Kenney Asks Philadelphians to “Be Willing to Hear One Another”

Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement Friday asking the citizens of Philadelphia to “listen and be willing to hear one another” after a violent and tense week in which […]

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State House and Senate Send Spending Bill to Wolf

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted Thursday evening to adopt a spending bill for the next fiscal year, with hours to spare before the midnight […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Pennsylvania Budget Battle

It’s budget season once again in Harrisburg. Or more accurately, it’s still budget season. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican leaders in the state House and Senate […]

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Why a Special Election to Replace Chaka Fattah Could Get Messy

Philadelphia U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah resigned Thursday after apparently realizing that Republicans (and, hell, even some Democrats) weren’t cool with his plan to stick around for an extra three months after […]

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Wolf Nominates Republican Judge to Fill Eakin’s Supreme Court Seat

Governor Tom Wolf nominated Superior Court Judge Sallie Updyke Mundy to fill a vacant seat on the Pa. Supreme Court. Mundy would fill the seat formerly held by […]

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Yes, You Will Soon Buy Wine at Grocery Stores

It’s official. Governor Tom Wolf signed a historic PA liquor reform bill Wednesday afternoon that will make wine more easily accessible: Soon you’ll be able to […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The State Legislature Got Something Done

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PLCB Approves Six-Pack Licenses at Gas Stations

Yesterday, we told you about Gov. Tom Wolf’s plea to “free the six-pack” at Pennsylvania gas stations. Wolf called for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf: “Free the Six-pack” in Gas Stations

You soon might be able to buy gasoline and beer at the same location — though not at the same time. In a letter to […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide: 2016 Election’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Oftentimes, elections feel like they’ve been decided by the powers that be before they’re even over. The 2016 primary was different: It was full of genuine nail-biters. At […]

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Relish Was Hot on Election Day — While Famous 4th Street Deli Was a Ghost Town

This year, Josh Shapiro didn’t go to the power crowd’s longtime Election Day lunch hangout Famous 4th Street Deli. Instead, the Democratic frontrunner in the Attorney General’s race dined at the other, […]

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Bill Green: I’m Taking Tom Wolf to Court Over SRC Ouster

Update: Governor Tom Wolf has responded to Bill Green’s claims that he lacked the authority to unseat him as chair of the SRC. A statement issued […]