Gov. Wolf gets outdated, unneeded orders off state’s books

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s governor is cleaning up dozens of what he calls outdated and unneeded executive orders that he inherited from seven previous governors.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday announced he was rescinding 46 of them, some that were established about three decades ago. Six were signed in the past decade.

Wolf says many of them involve entities that no longer exist.

The list includes a water task force that never reconvened, a public safety communications council that was never set up and an environmental education center that lost funding and closed five years ago.

Other orders involve an arthritis advisory board, an emergency response commission, the governor’s cultural adviser and a committee on education standards that had a 1994 deadline to issue its report.

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