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Gov. Wolf calls drug issue in Philly ‘sad and depressing’ after tour of Kensington

Governor Wolf called for unity from politicians in Harrisburg to provide the funding needed not just for Philadelphia, but also for the rest of the state.

By Tom MacDonald/WHYY

Senate panel orders state election officials to hand over troves of voter records

Many are long lists of personal information for millions of Pennsylvania voters, like addresses and Social Security numbers.

By Sam Dunklau

Gov. Wolf creates new redistricting oversight panel ahead of fraught map-drawing process

The process of passing a congressional map, which the state must do every decade based on new census numbers, is essentially the same as passing a bill into law.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

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Wolf stumps for school mask mandate in Norristown visit, downplays critics

Wolf and Secretary of Education Noe Ortega said they have seen mostly “good behavior” and compliance with the mask mandate from districts and parents across the state.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Biden asked to declare disaster in Pennsylvania due to storm

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking President Biden to declare a major disaster in Pennsylvania due to heavy rains, severe flash flooding and tornadoes in the commonwealth last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The governor is seeking a major disaster declaration allowing assistance to individuals for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties.

By The Associated Press

Wolf’s mask mandate supported, criticized as COVID continues to divide school communities

In many rural areas of the state, districts spent the last 24 hours responding to parent complaints about Wolf’s order.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

Climate activists set their sights on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Gov. Wolf needs to appoint two new commissioners this fall to fill vacancies on the five-member board, but faces pushback in the state Senate, which opposes Pa.’s plans to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

By Susan Phillips

Updated: August 11, 2021 | 4:07 pm

Court tosses ruling against Pennsylvania COVID-19 measures

The federal appeals court ruled that since Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order, limits on crowd size and business closures are no longer in effect, there is “consequently no relief that this court can grant.”

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press