Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf starts term with call to work on challenges

The Democrat starts the new term Tuesday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf is starting his second term by asking the state's residents to work together to make Pennsylvania a better place.
 
The Democratic incumbent was sworn in for a second term Tuesday after overcoming contentious first-term budget fights to regain voters' confidence and sweep to an easy re-election win.
 
Wolf says the challenges he highlighted in his first inaugural speech in 2015 haven't disappeared, but he says working together has transformed Pennsylvania from a state at a crossroads to a state on a comeback.
 
He calls the October killing of 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh the toughest day he's had as governor.
 
A new lieutenant governor, John Fetterman, was sworn in earlier in a separate ceremony in the state Senate chambers.

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