Tom Wolf

Policy

Wolf, lawmakers reach agreement on 2-year window for child sex abuse lawsuits

The policy will advance next year after an administrative error by the Wolf administration forced lawmakers to start over.

LGBTQIA+

Wolf signs executive order discouraging use of conversion therapy

Wolf says order is ‘the best I can do’ without broader legislation

News & Politics

State Senate examines gubernatorial line of succession law

The hearing comes after Lt. Gov. John Fetterman temporarily gave up duties after suffering a stroke

Abortion

Wolf takes executive action to protect out-of-state residents seeking abortions

The governor’s order would prohibit state agencies from helping other states crack down on abortion.

Abortion

Post-Roe Pennsylvania: How we got here and what could happen next

State political leaders are split over the impacts of the decision.

Congress

Toomey, Senate colleagues applauded for bipartisan effort addressing gun violence

Pat Toomey was among the Republicans who worked behind closed doors to get the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act through the Senate.

Capitol Beat

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says Grove has ‘no credibility on election issues’

Budget

It’s budget season in Pennsylvania. Here are five things to watch for.

Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have until midnight on June 30 to pass the 2022-23 state budget

Economic Development

GOP advances efforts to privatize liquor system via constitutional amendment

Mihalek’s proposal would allow voters to decide on replacing the state-run system.

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Harrisburg

Exit Interviews Part 2: Tom Wolf, The Backstop

Wolf’s veto pen has often been the only thing stopping bills passed by the GOP-controlled state legislature.

Tom Wolf

Man with a ban: How Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto tally is defining his legacy

With the exception of a flurry of COVID-related vetoes in 2020, Wolf’s use of this executive power has been remarkably consistent.

Abortion

Here’s how some are bracing for a post-Roe Pennsylvania

Stark choices await both sides if the Supreme Court overturns the landmark abortion rights decision.

Capitol Beat

Pennsylvania, flush with cash, could see surplus go down the drain

Financial experts say COVID relief funds should be reserved for one-time uses

Reproductive Rights

SCOTUS opinion could put the General Assembly in the driver’s seat on abortion rights

But legislative leaders appear reluctant to act based on the draft opinion.

Capitol Beat

Changes to Pennsylvania’s corporate tax rate could be coming. Here’s what you need to know.

Lawmakers are looking to cut the state’s Corporate Net Income Tax and could soon reach a resolution.

Capitol Beat

Wolf, lawmakers call for action on stalled gun law reforms

Republicans say some prosecutors in the state are failing to enforce current laws