Governor Tom Wolf Set to Be Sworn In for Second Term

January 14, 2019 - 4:49 pm

Governor Tom Wolf is set be sworn in to a second term, giving the Democrat another four years after a first term sharing power with the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Wolf's first four years were term marked by both bitter fights and bipartisan agreements.

Perhaps most memorable were the protracted budget stalemates, including one lasting a state record of nine months.

But Wolf and lawmakers also cooperated to boost school funding, legalize medical marijuana, expand gambling and fight opioid addition.

Wolf won re-election with nearly 58 percent of the vote in November, backed by a unified Democratic Party and aided by a grassroots backlash to President Donald Trump.

Wolf's swearing-in is scheduled for Tuesday.

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