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Pa. lawmakers nearing deadline for new congressional map. Here’s what’s next

The deadline for Pennsylvania to finalize a new congressional map in time for this year’s primary election is fast approaching and a few things still have to happen or could happen.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Updated: January 12, 2022 | 5:02 am

Governor Tom Wolf: Vaccine is strategy to fight COVID-19, not shutdowns

Gov. Tom Wolf administration’s plan is for people to get vaccinated to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, not more shutdowns, as as more than 7,100 people are hospitalized with the virus, a pandemic record.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Gov. Tom Wolf heads into last budget season with flush state coffers

Collections for the current July-to-June budget year are now $1.5 billion above expectations.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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The public is weighing in on Pa.’s redistricting ideas. So far, they don’t like what they see.

Even lawmakers admit the final versions must look significantly different than they do now before they can be used as the platform for future elections.

By Sam Dunklau

Wolf taps a new election secretary for last year in office

Leigh Chapman will be the department’s fifth secretary or acting secretary during Wolf’s seven years at the busy agency.

By The Associated Press

Wolf Administration says it wants to improve environmental justice policy

Environmental justice areas include low-income neighborhoods and communities of color that shoulder more than a typical share of climate and environmental risks that can affect people’s health.

By Rachel McDevitt

Top stories of 2021: The fight over RGGI

Pennsylvania moved closer this year to joining a regional program to cut emissions from power plants, despite repeated attempts to stop it from Republicans who control the legislature.

By Rachel McDevitt

Wolf vetoes GOP bill to post school course materials online

The bill would have required links or titles for every textbook and course summaries to be posted on district websites, starting with the next academic year, and that they be updated regularly.

By The Associated Press

New front in GOP election ‘investigation’ draws challenges

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is trying to prevent Republican lawmakers propelled by former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims about election fraud from expanding their “investigation” of Pennsylvania’s 2020 election to inspecting voting machines.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania exempts canceled student loans from taxes

Pennsylvania will no longer impose state income taxes on public sector workers and nurses who receive student loan forgiveness from two major programs.

By The Associated Press