Gov. Wolf discusses plans for permitting reform at DEP

Gov. Wolf discusses plans for permitting reform at DEP

On Friday afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection held a press conference where they shared the findings from the administration's comprehensive review of the permitting processes throughout the department. 

The main goals are to reduce permit backlogs, modernize permitting activities through an electronic permitting initiative, and use technology to improve both oversight and efficiency. 

Friday, January 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Republican state legislative leaders file gerrymandering decision stay petition with US Supreme Court

Republican state legislative leaders file gerrymandering decision stay petition with US Supreme Court

Citing the lack of a final opinion from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Thursday, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) filed a petition with the US Supreme Court to stay the enforcement of the decision in League of Women Voters v. Commonwealth.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf comments on redistricting case results, federal government shutdown in Pittsburgh radio appearance

Gov. Wolf comments on redistricting case results, federal government shutdown in Pittsburgh radio appearance

Gov. Tom Wolf was a guest on KDKA 1020’s morning show Tuesday where hosts Larry Reichert and John Shumway peppered him with questions over the recent state supreme court order invalidating Pennsylvania’s current 2011-adopted congressional map and the effects of the ending of the federal government shutdown.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf to change overtime rules

Gov. Wolf to change overtime rules

At an event in Philadelphia Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced he is having his Department of Labor and Industry change regulations relative to overtime work to modernize a system that he called “outdated” as a means to help the middle class and provide fairness to families.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Lawmakers seek to protect Second Amendment rights during disaster declarations

Lawmakers seek to protect Second Amendment rights during disaster declarations

Republican members in both the House and the Senate recently have taken steps to introduce legislation they say will protect Second Amendment rights when a governor makes a disaster declaration.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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