Gov. Wolf takes oath of office to serve his second term Tuesday

Tony Romeo
January 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
May 7, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf cheers on during the third quarter in game four of the second round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center.

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HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) — On Tuesday, Tom Wolf takes the oath of office to serve a second term as governor of Pennsylvania. 

Gov. Wolf says his priorities for a second term will resemble those of his first four years. 

“I’m going to continue the things that I have been doing to protect education, to fight the opioid epidemic, to create jobs in Pennsylvania, to make sure that Pennsylvania is benefiting from this robust international economy that we have, and things to make sure people have increased access to health care, like seniors, to make sure they can age in their homes,” he said. 

The governor says ethics reform remains a high priority, and that he also wants to pursue election reform and investment in infrastructure. He did not mention legalizing recreational marijuana, something he said on Twitter last month he believes Pennsylvania should take a “serious look” at. 

John Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock in Allegheny County who defeated incumbent lieutenant governor and former state Senator Mike Stack in the Democratic primary, will also be taking the oath of office as the state's new lieutenant governor. 

The Roots will headline the inaugural celebration Tuesday night at Harrisburg’s Farm Show Complex.