Tom Wolf

City Life

Governor’s Paycheck Goes to Charity

Gov. Tom Wolf ran his gubernatorial campaign as a self-made guy, and he’s decided to govern like it, too: He doesn’t accept a penny of […]

City Life

GOP Will Try Again to Let NRA Sue Pennsylvania Cities

If at first you don’t succeed… A Republican legislator is trying to revive a bill that would allow third-party organizations like to NRA to sue […]

City Life

Report: Katie McGinty Close to Deciding on Senate Challenge to Pat Toomey

The wooing of Katie McGinty has apparently become quite serious. When last we checked in, McGinty — Gov. Tom Wolf‘s chief of staff — had […]

Citified

The Brief: Philly’s Hotel Occupancy Rates Explode to a Modern High

1. Philadelphia’s hotels were more booked last month than during any other June since 1993. The gist: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Center City’s hotel occupancy rates “reached 89.4 percent in […]

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The Brief: Every Philly School May Soon Have a Counselor

1. An arbitrator has decided that Philadelphia must have at least one full-time counselor per school. The gist: That’s because the school district’s contract with the teachers union stipulates […]

City Life

Pa. Budget Talks Resume, Services to Poor Could Feel Pain of Impasse First

Representatives of Gov. Tom Wolf and state legislative leaders are expected to resume negotiations today over the state budget — but analysts say the impasse could last […]

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GOP Budget Falls Short of Philly Schools Request

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the GOP-led legislature’s state budget Tuesday night, in part, he said, because it would set aside far less education funding than he believes […]

City Life

Wolf Vetoes GOP Budget

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday night vetoed the GOP-held legislature’s budget bill — the first time a Pennsylvania governor had outright rejected a budget in […]

City Life

Your Phone Bill Is About to Go Up

If you think your phone bill is too high right now, wait until August. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law on Monday a bill that […]

Citified

The Brief: Why No One in Philly Smokes Anymore

1. Philly’s smoking rate has fallen to a record low. The gist: CBS3 reports that “the percentage of adult Philadelphians who smoke has dropped from 27.3 percent in 2008 […]

Business

BizFeed: Gas Drillers Are Not Happy With Tom Wolf

1. Wolf, Frackers in Heated Dispute The News: On the campaign trail, Gov. Tom Wolf promised to tax natural gas drilling in an effort to […]

City Life

Wolf Expected to Veto GOP Budget

Looks like Harrisburg may blow past Tuesday’s June 30 deadline for a state budget. The GOP-controlled legislature worked through the weekend with the House passing […]

Citified

The Brief: Police Shootings Plummet 62% in Philadelphia

1. Police shootings fell 62 percent between 2012 and 2014. The gist: 2012 marked a modern high for police shootings: City cops fired at civilians 104 times that year, […]

City Life

INTERVIEW: Dr. Rachel Levine on Her Collaborative Approaches to Healthcare

For Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s newly appointed Physician General, collaboration is second nature. In fact, back in 1996, while serving her tenure at Penn State Hershey […]

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5 Questions About the Future of Philly’s Schools

Philadelphia City Council did something Thursday that it’s done a lot in recent years: voted to increase both taxes and education funding. Lawmakers expect to […]