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Congressman who worked on Trump's PA campaign is resigning

Jan. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tom Marino, a five-term Republican congressman who helped steer Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that he is resigning just days into a new term. In a statement, Marino said his last day will be Jan. 23 and that he is taking a job in the...

Pennsylvania sued over limits on state coverage of abortion

Jan. 16, 2019 6:20 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The operators of 15 abortion clinics sued Pennsylvania on Wednesday in a bid to persuade state courts to reverse a decades-old decision upholding limits on the use of state Medicaid dollars to cover abortions. The lawsuit, filed in Commonwealth Court, seeks an order requiring the...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jan. 16, 2019 12:33 PM EST

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ DESPITE ELECTION GAINS, CONGRESS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY STILL A BOYS' CLUB, Jan. 14 While the recent elections ushered enough women into office at both the state and federal levels to be able to declare a victory for progress - if not a full blown "year of the woman" - the...

Wolf begins second term as Pennsylvania governor

Jan. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf kicked off his second term Tuesday with a call for Pennsylvanians to work together to build a stronger, fairer and more prosperous future, and said progress in his first term is proof the state can overcome its challenges. Wolf, 70, returns for a second term...

The Latest: Wolf starts term with call to work on challenges

Jan. 15, 2019 12:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's second inauguration (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Gov. Tom Wolf is starting his second term by asking the state's residents to work together to make Pennsylvania a better place. The Democratic incumbent was sworn in for a second term Tuesday...

Wolf's first term: Wins, losses and big budget fights

Jan. 14, 2019 2:00 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will be sworn in to a second term Tuesday, giving the Democrat another four years after a first term marked by both bitter fights with the Republican-controlled Legislature and bipartisan agreements. Perhaps most memorable were the protracted budget stalemates,...

Pennsylvania criticized for how it handles elder abuse cases

Jan. 9, 2019 6:04 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An internal Pennsylvania state government watchdog agency is criticizing how county-level agencies investigate thousands of complaints they receive about elder abuse and how the state ensures complaints are investigated adequately. Among the shortcomings identified by the Office of...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jan. 9, 2019 12:49 PM EST

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ PA'S NEW 'CLEAN SLATE LAW IS AN IMPORTANT STEP TO REDUCING RECIDIVISM, Jan. 4 There wasn't a lot of fanfare to go with it, but Pennsylvania took an important step this week toward reducing recidivism and driving down the amount that taxpayers spend on keeping their fellow...

Governor sets goals for Pennsylvania to cut greenhouse gases

Jan. 8, 2019 4:45 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is stepping up the fight against climate change and setting targets to slash Pennsylvania's greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades in a heavily populated and fossil fuel-rich state that has long been one of the nation's biggest polluters. Wolf, a Democrat, on...

Rabbi who survived massacre to speak at Wolf's inauguration

Jan. 7, 2019 4:28 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rabbi who was leading services the morning a gunman killed 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue will give the invocation next week at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's second inaugural ceremony. Wolf's inaugural committee said Monday that Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life...