July 1, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - With just one day left to achieve an on-time state budget and no further talks planned, the impasse between Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature seems certain to end in a partial government shutdown. On Monday, Wolf sent letters to state employees and contractors preparing them for the likely outcome of Pennsylvania's missing Wednesday's deadline to enact a spending plan for the new fiscal year. Though missing the deadline by a few days - or even weeks - would not have repercussions, a protracted impasse would restrict the state's ability to spend and pay bills.
March 20, 2003 |
When Randy Wolf finished running early yesterday morning, he sat down behind the bullpen at Jack Russell Stadium and acknowledged both his disgust and his concern. Wolf knows that the season is fast approaching and that he wasn't even close to being on top of his game when the Cincinnati Reds torched him for six first-inning runs Wednesday. "To go out there and throw 40 pitches in the first inning, it's just embarrassing," Wolf said. The objective for Wolf is obvious: Correct the problem.
December 11, 2007 |
Former Phillie Randy Wolf will get a nice payday if he can make 30 starts and pitch 200 innings for the San Diego Padres. The lefthander finalized a one-year deal with the Padres yesterday that will top out at $9 million if he attains all his incentives. He will make $4.75 million in base pay. Wolf was 9-6 with a 4.23 ERA in 18 starts with the Los Angeles Dodgers this year. He did not pitch after July 3 because of soreness in his left shoulder. He had surgery in September.
March 6, 2015 |
Gov. Wolf named six new members to the governing board of the bistate Delaware River Port Authority on Wednesday. The agency, which operates the PATCO commuter rail line and four toll bridges between Philadelphia and South Jersey, is now run by 16 Democratic appointees or officeholders. Wolf's appointees are: Ryan Boyer of Philadelphia, business manager of the Laborers' District Council of Metropolitan Philadelphia and Vicinity, which represents 5,000 workers on major construction projects.
May 1, 2015
TOM WOLF is now in office 100 days, just a mini-milestone to be sure, but enough to suggest what to expect from the business guy turned governor. I sat with Wolf this week in Harrisburg, in the ornate reception room outside his office. He was, as usual, soft-spoken, direct, focused on broad themes; pushing his agenda despite significant resistance from the Republican-controlled Legislature. His biggest surprise so far? "I'm actually enjoying this job," he says, especially getting around the state and meeting with "real people.
March 4, 2015
IN PRACTICAL terms, Gov. Tom Wolf's removal of Bill Green as chair of the School Reform Commission, to be replaced by Marjorie "Marge" Neff, shouldn't have much immediate impact on Philadelphia schools. From all accounts, the all-volunteer SRC seems to have accomplished the not-easy feat of working as a unified body, shepherding the District through the rocky shoals of financial and political upheaval. It does seem likely that Gov. Wolf was intent on sending a message with the move.
July 4, 2015 |
Gov. Wolf vetoed a plan Thursday to privatize the state liquor industry, as his standoff with Republican legislators over the state budget continued. The Democratic governor also vetoed an education funding bill that applied a new formula for distributing aid to school districts. The actions came days after Wolf vetoed the $30.1 billion budget passed by the Republican-controlled legislature, leaving Pennsylvania without a spending plan at the start of a new fiscal year. The vetoed liquor bill would allow private retailers to sell wine and liquor, which now can be sold only at State Stores.
February 25, 1995 |
When Hellmut Gottschild turned to a solo career three years ago, after decades of leading the ZeroMoving Dance Company and teaching, it must have felt like a tremendous risk. But his performances since then have justified that risk, affording audiences the rare and revelatory sight of an older dancer renewing himself artistically. His program at the Painted Bride this weekend highlights two extended works, one pure dance and the other the ambitious Meet Mr. R., a theater/dance meditation on the legend of Romulus and Remus, first seen in 1993.
July 10, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Calling Gov. Wolf's moratorium on the death penalty "an egregious violation" of the state constitution, Pennsylvania's top prosecutor is asking its Supreme Court to clear the path for the state's first execution in more than a decade. In a filing Wednesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane asked the court to allow the execution of Hubert L. Michael Jr., who confessed to murdering a York County teenager two decades ago. Kane argued that it is "blatantly unconstitutional" for Wolf to stay all death sentences, and that allowing Wolf's moratorium to stand would effectively grant him the authority to ignore any laws with which he does not agree.
October 28, 1999 |
Jean-Marc Pelletier made 25 saves and recorded his second shutout of the season as the Phantoms shut out the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-0, in an American Hockey League game last night at the First Union Spectrum. Brian Wesenberg's power play goal at 1:49 of the second period proved to be the game-winner. He was just beyond the slot when he fired a turnaround slap shot past Hartford goalie Milan Hnilicka for his first goal of the season. Matt Henderson completed the scoring for the Phantoms (4-6-0-1)