Wolf Imposes State Hiring Freeze Travel Restrictions

As Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate enters its fourth month, Governor Tom Wolf is ordering a hiring freeze and restrictions on travel. The Democratic governor issued the order Thursday. It imposes a general hiring freeze for most salaried and wage positions, although it says job offers made through Thursday will be honored. It doesn’t apply to caregivers and people involved in law enforcement or state revenue. Wolf’s order also prohibits most travel  and related costs, but allows essential “mission critical” trips.