A governor’s first actions in office are watched closely by the media, presumably because they tell us something about their priorities.
Since Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, was inaugurated last week, he has signed a couple ethics-related executive orders. He has very publicly gone to war with the GOP by firing the chief of the state’s Office of Open Records, who was appointed by his predecessor Republican Gov. Corbett during his final days in office.
Last Wednesday, on his first full day in office, Wolf directed his senior staff and some cabinet members to attend a training on the state's open-records law, known as the "Right-to-Know" law. Wolf himself also underwent the training. Continue>>>