Op/Ed: Remembering and honoring those who serve and sacrifice

By Tom Wolf, Governor, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf welcomes National Guard members returning home from duty in Kuwait last month. On sunny Saturday afternoon last month, a military aircraft carrying returning servicemen and women approached the runway at Harrisburg International Airport, and families – parents, spouses, siblings, and children dressed in red, white and blue – raised handmade...

Wolf visits Coatesville redevelopment projects

Gov. Tom Wolf, pictured with James DePetris, CEO of DEPG Associates (left) and City Council member Ed Simpson (right), greeted residents at Fuel City Cafe as he visited Coatesville Friday to tour the revitalization project that is now underway in the city. By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times  COATESVILLE – Gov. Tom Wolf paid a surprise visit to the city Friday afternoon to observe the...

Wolf announces plan to upgrade Rt. 41/Newark Rd. intersection

The Wolf Administration announced today that construction is scheduled to begin on Sunday, July 9, on a project to improve travel and safety at the intersection of Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) and Newark Road in New Garden Township, Chester County. The project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. “This project is a prime example of how the state is allocating funding to address the...

Kennett backs fight against Gerrymandering

Township swears in two new police officers By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Governor Tom Wolf presents Kennett Township staff with the 2017 Local Government Excellence in Building Community Partnerships award, in recognition of the creation of Barkingfield Park. Courtesy: Kennett Township. KENNETT  – The room was packed during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting as dozens of citizens...

Gov. Wolf fires up county Democrats

Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Chester County Democratic Committee Annual Dinner — in front of a packed house of more than 325 people, Sunday night. Photo: Jim Salvas. COATESVILLE — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a packed Coatesville Country Club Sunday night, asking the 325 Chester County Democrats in attendance to do more than just resist the current Republican attacks on human rights...

Barrar thanks Gov. Wolf for quick work on Burnt Mill bridge

State Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-160). KENNETT — As construction began yesterday to replace the Burnt Mill Road bridge over a branch of the Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-160) expresses his gratitude and appreciation to Gov. Tom Wolf and his staff for their assistance in prioritizing the project. “This bridge carried more than 500 vehicles each day, and Commonwealth citizens...

Local legislators back bipartisan state budget

Senate, Gov. must OK $31.55 billion state spending plan By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Correction: Adds Rep. Truitt’s vote. It appears last year’s long, drawn out state budget process may be shorter — based on the bipartisan passage of a new $31.55 billion budget by the state House of Representatives, Tuesday, 132-68. The budget was supported by seven Chester County State Representatives...

Wolf calls GOP budget ‘garbage;’ line-item vetoes much of it

But some funds will flow to local schools and social services as dispute continues By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Updated, 3:40 p.m.: adds GOP House leadership comments. While school districts and social service agencies in Chester County can finally look forward to seeing some state funds finally come their way after a six-month state budget standoff, Gov. Tom Wolf signaled Tuesday clearly...

Merry @#$% Christmas: Senate sends Wolf last-minute budget

Gov. won’t say whether he’ll veto budget without pension reform, liquor fixes By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The State Senate sent Gov. Tom Wolf a most unwelcome gift — a $30.2 billion budget bill similar to one he vetoed earlier this year, after a compromise that would have included pension reform and changes to how liquor is sold collapsed, amid a bizarre series of events in...

Despite Chesco Reps revolt, budget talks stall

GOP House members leave for holiday, no clear path ahead By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times T’was the day before the day before Christmas, When all through the (State) House, Various angry politicians were heard to espouse: “Ghost voting,” “vote to reconsider” “insurgent” and “Twitter fight” As legislators sought to finally get a state budget right… Local State Reps (clockwise...