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Wolf to name two Supreme Court justices

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:30 PM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf said Wednesday he plans to temporarily fill two empty seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. But he said he had not yet settled on the appointees. Speaking to reporters in the Capitol, Wolf said he will name two individuals to fill the vacancies until November's election.

Wolf confirms his support of medical marijuana

philly.com — Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:48 PM HARRISBURG - On the same day that legislation was reintroduced to legalize medical marijuana, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday told parents of sick children that he would sign a bill if it reaches his desk.

Senate committee advances controversial Corbett nominations

philly.com — Senate committee advances controversial Corbett nominations Are Senate Republicans setting up a new showdown with Gov. Wolf? Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:38 PM Are Senate Republicans setting up a new showdown with Gov. Wolf? On Monday, the Senate Republican caucus filed suit against Wolf for firing the office of open records director.

New session brings fresh calls for legislative reform

philly.com — New session brings fresh calls for legislative reform With the birth of a new legislative session comes rallying for new reform measures. Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:26 PM With the birth of a new legislative session comes rallying for new reform measures.

Abraham gets out front early for animal vote

philly.com — Abraham gets out front early for animal vote For the first time last fall animal-loving voters in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to choose a governor based on where the candidate stood on animal issues.

Gov. Wolf confirms his support of medical marijuana

philly.com — Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:48 PM HARRISBURG - On the same day that legislation was reintroduced to legalize medical marijuana, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday told parents of sick children that he would sign a bill if it reaches his desk.

Social-conservative lawmaker fights for legalizing medical marijuana

articles.philly.com — "I feel like a missionary," he said Friday, pausing to pop in a throat lozenge before beginning his pot proselytizing again. "I'm a Bible-believing Presbyterian. I don't even drink." But Folmer, a 59-year-old grandfather of seven and a social conservative from a largely rural district northeast of Harrisburg, was moved by two mothers who stopped in his office 18 months ago.

Pa. GOP sues to reinstate open records director

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:08 AM Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015, 2:45 PM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf got starkly different messages from the Republican-controlled chambers of the Assembly on Monday. Senate Republicans announced that they had filed suit in Commonwealth Court against the governor over his decision to fire the director of the state Office of Open Records.

In office less than a week, Wolf clashes with GOP

philly.com — Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3:01 AM HARRISBURG - When Democrat Tom Wolf took office as Pennsylvania's new governor Tuesday, he pledged bipartisan cooperation with the GOP-led legislature. But less than 48 hours into his administration, he dropped a bombshell that shook the Republican establishment in the Capitol.

Wolf fires open records director and recalls Corbett's nominations

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 2:34 PM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Thursday swiftly undid his predecessor's late-hour appointments, firing the recently-named director of the state's open records office and recalling all pending executive nominations. Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson, the former spokesman for former Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R., Delaware), who had been appointed by Gov.
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Jan 28, 2015

@meekwire Ripped from the wire? Great piece of history. RIP Al Webb.

Jan 28, 2015

RT @lauraolson: PA included. MT @louiseradnofsky: 11 states not running health exchanges want courts to protect ACA tax credits on.wsj.com/1zdQ3jA

Jan 28, 2015

And on the ninth life he @nprnews: Back From The Dead: A Cat Returns Home 5 Days After His Burial n.pr/1K6BmC8

Jan 28, 2015

RT @Alex_Roarty: Sure, everyone's been tweeting it all afternoon but - really - you should read this great @bterris of Sherrod Brown washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

Jan 28, 2015

Another lovely 3-tissue tale from @Budweiser: Watch our 2015 Super Bowl Commercial! #BestBuds #SB49 amp.twimg.com/v/39968cfa-d4e…

Jan 28, 2015

Just in.. Gov. Wolf to sign order Thurs. restoring shale gas drilling moratorium on state lands at Philly event . #shalegas

Jan 28, 2015

Snowstorm hero via @NYTMetro After 5 mos Burt the whippet is back home, thanks to a resourceful @FDNY lieutenant. nyti.ms/1wAZbKP

Jan 28, 2015

Just in..Gov. Wolf addresses lawmakers Equality Coalition urges them to get non-discrimination bill to his desk and he will sign it.

Jan 28, 2015

Just in..Gov. Wolf says he will name two to fill PA Supreme Ct vacancies, just doesn't know who yet.

Jan 27, 2015

Despite Gov. Wolf recall, Senate advances Corbett's controversial lame duck nominations. bit.ly/1H8urMy

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