In debate, four GOP gubernatorial candidates push for less government, differ on reforms

In debate, four GOP gubernatorial candidates push for less government, differ on reforms

Answering rapid fire questions on property taxes, gerrymandering and marijuana, the four Republicans vying to challenge sitting Democratic Governor Tom Wolf mostly held back from swiping directly at each other Saturday night.

Held on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus in Pittsburgh, the debate showcased a uniform platform among all four candidates — that Pennsylvania’s government is inefficient, its taxes high, its budget bloated and its regulations burdensome.

Sunday, January 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers seek to protect Second Amendment rights during disaster declarations

Lawmakers seek to protect Second Amendment rights during disaster declarations

Republican members in both the House and the Senate recently have taken steps to introduce legislation they say will protect Second Amendment rights when a governor makes a disaster declaration.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Press Conference Overview - September 26, 2017

Press Conference Overview - September 26, 2017

Watch an overview of some of the press events held at the Capitol Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Gov. Wolf blasts White House’s approach to opioid addiction crisis

Gov. Wolf blasts White House’s approach to opioid addiction crisis

Gov. Tom Wolf held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the letter he had written to White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner—the President’ son-in-law—who has been tapped by the Trump administration to run point on heroin and opiate addiction countermeasures.

The letter expressed the governor’s concerns over the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and its potential repercussions to the ongoing battle against the addiction crisis in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf joined by former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris to tout new opioid prescribing guidelines

Gov. Wolf joined by former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris to tout new opioid prescribing guidelines

In a continued effort to reduce the overprescribing of prescription pain medications, Governor Tom Wolf visited University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Montefiore Thursday to announce new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe use of opioids in orthopedics and sports medicine. 

“The goal is to figure out how to balance the needs in subsiding and managing pain, but also the needs we have in preventing substance abuse disorders from turning into a death,” said Gov. Wolf during the press conference featuring state and local leaders, as well as former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris. “We have come up with prescribing guidelines that try to address that balance.”

Thursday, March 16, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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