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School employees will be offered the Johnson & Johnson vaccine starting next week

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Pennsylvania will be getting around 124,000 doses of the newly-approved vaccine by the end of this week.

By Sam Dunklau

Pa. bars and restaurants can apply for new state grants starting this month

Hospitality businesses that haven’t applied for pandemic assistance before will get first crack at a share of $145 million that state lawmakers approved earlier this year.

By Sam Dunklau

‘We’re talking about generational loss:’ How Pa.’s Education Department is sizing up post-pandemic life

During its annual budget hearing, department leaders said how schools will approach a pandemic-fueled learning gap, student mental health, and retaining teachers will determine their success once the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

By Sam Dunklau

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The placeholder: Meet the man Wolf taps to (temporarily) hold key appointments

When a vacancy occurs, governors have 90 days to nominate someone. If that doesn’t happen, the seat remains vacant until the end of their term, according to administration officials.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Wolf’s tax plan takes center stage as budget hearings begin

Lawmakers kicked off budget hearings Tuesday as the Pennsylvania state government faces a multibillion-dollar revenue gap.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Wolf commutes life sentences for 13 jailed on murder charges

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced Friday he has commuted the life sentences of 13 Pennsylvania inmates, clearing the way for their release to halfway houses.

By The Associated Press

Wolf takes state out of appeal over victim rights amendment

The amendment received overwhelming support from Pennsylvania voters in November 2019, but those results have never been certified because of the legal challenge filed by the state chapter of the League of Women Voters.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

State lawmakers unite on COVID relief, but split on limiting governor’s emergency powers

Gov. Wolf says he’ll sign the relief bill. ‘Help is on the way,’ one legislator said.

By Sam Dunklau

As Pa. budget shows, the governor is from Venus, the Legislature is from Mars

In Pennsylvania, no Democratic governor has had even one chamber of the Legislature in his corner since 2010.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive and Jan Murphy/PennLive

Updated: February 4, 2021 | 2:35 pm

Climate change doesn’t get a mention in Wolf’s budget address

Environmental groups are encouraged by Wolf’s proposal, given the economic fall-out of COVID-19.

By Rachel McDevitt