Gov. Tom Wolf is sworn in for second term

Angela Couloumbis and Liz Navratil | Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf took the oath of office Tuesday for a second term as Pennsylvania government’s chief executive, urging “faith” in the state’s ability to rise above ideological divides to fix problems together while embracing tolerance and diversity.

In his speech outside the state Capitol, the mild-mannered Democrat noted that his administration, working with a Republican-led legislature, was able to achieve major policy changes in the last four years, including legalizing medical marijuana, relaxing the state’s iron grip over alcohol sales, and beginning to rein in public pension costs.

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Wolf urges passage of legislation to combat opioid epidemic

Blaine T. Shahan | Tuesday, January 30, 2018, The Philadelphia Tribune

Amid the 90-day Opioid Disaster Declaration, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday urged the General Assembly to consider a set of pending bills aimed at furthering the declaration’s key initiatives and messages.

Several pieces of legislation were passed recently, including a measure by Sen. Tom McGarrigle (R-26) to allow the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to regulate recovery houses that receive federal, state or county dollars and serve individuals in recovery from substance abuse. Wolf signed that bill in December.

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