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7/20/2016

Justice Reinvestment Initiative working group update
 
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Josh Shapiro, Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and staff from the Council of State Governments today provided an update on the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) working group's progress on gathering data on the state of Pennsylvania's criminal justice system and the work being done to deliver policy proposals that will address identified areas of concern.
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7/20/2016

JRI Working Group Gives Update on Data and Findings of Criminal Justice Reform Effort
 
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Josh Shapiro, Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and staff from the Council of State Governments today provided an update on the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) working group's progress on gathering data on the state of Pennsylvania's criminal justice system and the work being done to deliver policy proposals that will address identified areas of concern.
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7/19/2016

Wolf Administration Announces New Opioid Prescribing Guideline Recommendations
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis, and Department of State Secretary Pedro Cortes today to announce his administration's new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids.
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7/19/2016

Wolf Administration Announces New Opioid Prescribing Guideline Recommendations
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis, and Department of State Secretary Pedro Cortes today to announce his administration's new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids.
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7/19/2016

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process; Urges Physician Participation
 
Harrisburg, PA - In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on accomplishments, gave a preview of pending activities, and highlighted the need for physician participation.
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7/19/2016

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process; Urges Physician Participation
 
In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on accomplishments, gave a preview of pending activities, and highlighted the need for physician participation.
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7/19/2016

Green Infrastructure Projects Help Pennsylvania's Urban Communities Address Environmental Challenges
 
Lancaster, PA - Members of the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to the Department of Environmental Protection(DEP), along with legislators, local, state and federal environmental officials, today toured eight innovative projects in Lancaster to learn how the city has addressed environmental challenges such as stormwater management through the use of green infrastructure.
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7/19/2016

Green Infrastructure Projects Help Pennsylvania's Urban Communities Address Environmental Challenges
 
Members of the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to the Department of Environmental Protection(DEP), along with legislators, local, state and federal environmental officials, today toured eight innovative projects in Lancaster to learn how the city has addressed environmental challenges such as stormwater management through the use of green infrastructure.
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7/18/2016

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Gregory Hostetter will join members of the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania food sanitarians to showcase the joint Code R.E.D. (Refrigerated Enforcement Detail) initiative with a mock refrigerated truck inspection.
 
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Gregory Hostetter will join members of the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania food sanitarians to showcase the joint Code R.E.D. (Refrigerated Enforcement Detail) initiative with a mock refrigerated truck inspection.
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7/18/2016

Code R.E.D. Enforcement Efforts Ensure Safety of Food Supply During Transport
 
Harrisburg, PA - A partnership between Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture food sanitarians is ensuring the safety of foods while on the road, especially during the summer months.
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7/18/2016

Governor Wolf Visits Centers of Excellence, Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemic
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined PA Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas at two Centers of Excellence today to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Wolf Administration successfully secured the necessary funding for DHS to open 20 Centers of Excellence (COEs) statewide by October 1, 2016.
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7/18/2016

Governor Wolf Visits Centers of Excellence, Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemic
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined PA Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas at two Centers of Excellence today to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Wolf Administration successfully secured the necessary funding for DHS to open 20 Centers of Excellence COEs statewide by October 1, 2016.
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7/15/2016

U.S Secretary of Education Dr. John King and state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera met with a group of the commonwealth's education stakeholders
 
On Friday, U.S Secretary of Education Dr. John King and state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera met with a group of the commonwealth's education stakeholders to talk about Pennsylvania's work in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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7/15/2016

U.S Secretary of Education Dr. John King and state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera meet to talk about Pennsylvania's work in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
 
On Friday, U.S Secretary of Education Dr. John King and state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera met with a group of the commonwealth's education stakeholders to talk about Pennsylvania's work in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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7/14/2016

Wolf Administration Distributes Zika Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched the commonwealth's latest initiative to help protect Pennsylvanians from the Zika virus. Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women are being distributed to provide education about the virus and list the steps that can be taken to avoid mosquito bites, as well as prevent the insects from multiplying around homes.
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