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9/24/2016

PA's Farmland Preservation Program Reaches New Milestone:Preserves 5,000th Farm
 
Bird-in-Hand, PA - With the addition of 26 new farms, Pennsylvania's farmland preservation reached a new milestone today, surpassing the 5,000-farm mark. Pennsylvania's program leadsthe nation in the number of farms and the number of farm acres that have been preserved in perpetuity for agricultural production.
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9/10/2016

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Announces New Sunday Hours, Lottery Sales at the Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in York
 
At a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of a relocated Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection store in the West Manchester Town Center in York, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today announced new Sunday hours and the debut of Pennsylvania Lottery sales at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across Pennsylvania.
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8/25/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says PDE Charter School Payment Appeal Process Seriously Flawed, Favors Charter Schools Over School Districts
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest audit shows that a faulty Charter School Law and the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) protracted, inconsistent, confusing, and conflicting process for handling charter school payment challenges may unfairly favor charter schools over school districts.
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8/25/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says PDE Charter School Payment Appeal Process Seriously Flawed, Favors Charter Schools Over School Districts
 
Blames faulty Charter School Law combined with PDE's lack of consistent policies, oversight
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8/25/2016

Governor Wolf Lauds New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as Important Weapon in Fight Against Pennsylvania's Opioid Crisis
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania's newly redesigned Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is fully operational and will serve as an important tool to help curb the prescription opioid and heroin public health crisis in the commonwealth.
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8/25/2016

Governor Wolf Lauds New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as Important Weapon in Fight Against Pennsylvania's Opioid Crisis
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania's newly redesigned Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is fully operational and will serve as an important tool to help curb the prescription opioid and heroin public health crisis in the common wealth.
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8/24/2016

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding celebrates Pennsylvania's 5,000th preserved farm
 
With the addition of 26 new farms, Pennsylvania's farmland preservation reached a new milestone today, surpassing the 5,000-farm mark. Pennsylvania's program leads the nation in the number of farms and the number of farm acres that have been preserved in perpetuity for agricultural production.
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8/18/2016

Department of Health Seeking Input from Growers, Processors, Patients, and Caregivers for Implementation of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program
 
Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on the implementation status of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program and announced the department is seeking input on its draft temporary regulations for growers and processors.
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8/18/2016

Department of Health Seeking Input from Growers, Processors, Patients, and Caregivers for Implementation of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program
 
Harrisburg, PA - Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on the implementation status of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program and announced the department is seeking input on its draft temporary regulations for growers and processors
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8/17/2016

Don't Wait. Vaccinate. Campaign Reminds Parents to Update Children's Vaccines before School Starts
 
Today the Department of Health, in partnership with the departments of Education and Insurance, continued the 'Don't Wait. Vaccinate.' campaign by hosting an immunization clinic and encouraging parents to add immunization updates to the list of things children need before their first day of school.
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8/17/2016

'Don't Wait. Vaccinate.' Campaign Reminds Parents to Update Children's Vaccines before School Starts
 
Special Immunization Clinics for Eligible Children Scheduled Statewide through September 2
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8/12/2016

DEP and North-central Partners Restoring Streams for Seventh Consecutive Year
 
Williamsport, PA -Nine streams in eight northcentral counties will soon be cleaner and healthier, thanks to restoration projects funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and carried out by the DEP, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and nine conservation organizations.
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8/12/2016

DEP and North-central Partners Restoring Streams for Seventh Consecutive Year
 
Nine streams in eight northcentral counties will soon be cleaner and healthier, thanks to restoration projects funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and carried out by the DEP, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and nine conservation organizations.
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8/10/2016

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Announces New Sunday Hours, Lottery Sales at the Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in York
 
York - At a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of a relocated Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection store in the West Manchester Town Center in York, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today announced new Sunday hours and the debut of Pennsylvania Lottery sales at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across Pennsylvania.
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8/5/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, July 31 - August 6, 2016
 
This week, Governor Wolf continued the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf, along with Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, visited four of Centers of Excellence and discussed the significant investments made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse epidemic across the state. Governor Wolf and Secretary Dallas visited Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Allegheny County, Esper Treatment Center in Erie, Penn Foundation in Bucks County, and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
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