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1/30/2018

Governor Wolf Hosts Non-Partisan Redistricting Listening Session with State College Residents
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Penn State University faculty and students, community leaders, and residents for a non-partisan panel discussion on gerrymandering in the commonwealth. Nearly 100 constituents joined the discussion on how the current Congressional map affects their representation and how they feel redistricting should be approached. This is the first in a series of listening sessions the governor will hold across Pennsylvania in advance of the February 9 deadline for the General Assembly to deliver a redrawn Congressional map.
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1/30/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Finds School Bus Driver Qualification Problems
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today warned school officials statewide to be extra vigilant with bus driver background checks after auditors discovered 10 drivers in various school districts who should have been banned from transporting students because of criminal convictions.
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1/30/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Finds School Bus Driver Qualification Problems
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today warned school officials statewide to be extra vigilant with bus driver background checks after auditors discovered 10 drivers in various school districts who should have been banned from transporting students because of criminal convictions.
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1/30/2018

As Flu Cases Rise to Highest Levels in Recent Years, Wolf Administration Urges Public to Get a Flu Shot, Take Precautions
 
Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today warned residents Pennsylvania's confirmed flu cases have nearly doubled in the past two weeks, making this the most severe flu season in recent years.
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1/29/2018

Wolf Administration Officials Provide Update on Statewide Opioid Emergency Initiatives, Progress
 
Governor Tom Wolf's Opioid Operations Command Center provide an update to the media on disaster declaration initiatives and command center progress made to date.
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1/29/2018

Governor Wolf's Opioid Operations Command Center provided an update to the media on disaster declaration initiatives and command center progress made to date.
 
Department of Health Deputy Secretary for Health Planning and Assessment Ray Barishansky provided a briefing on behalf of the command center.
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1/26/2018

Governor Wolf, DEP Taking Action to Reduce Backlogs, Improve Oversight, and Modernize Permit Process
 
oday, Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the administration's plan to reduce permit backlogs, modernize permitting processes, and better utilize technology to improve both oversight and efficiency. Today's action is a result of a yearlong effort to identify and implement strategies that will help DEP meet the goals of the Permit Decision Guarantee, while continuing to issue strong permits with strict environmental protections. Governor Wolf also announced the administration will bolster DEP staffing, which has been deeply eroded in past budget cuts, to boost these efforts.
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1/23/2018

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Unveils 'Know When. Know How.' Statewide Alcohol Education Campaign
 
Harrisburg - At a town-hall- style meeting of parents and community leaders at the Bear Creek School in Elizabethtown, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today unveiled a new public awareness campaign designed to spark conversations about alcohol use between parents and their elementary to middle-school- aged children.
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1/23/2018

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Unveils
 
At a town-hall-style meeting of parents and community leaders at the Bear Creek School in Elizabethtown, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today unveiled a new public awareness campaign designed to spark conversations about alcohol use between parents and their elementary to middle-school-aged children.
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1/22/2018

Corrections Demonstrates Body Scanner, Unveils Steps to Improve Security, Safety and Reduce Drug Usage at Wernersville Community Corrections Center
 
The Department of Corrections (DOC) has undertaken a sweeping overhaul of its Wernersville Community Correctional Center in Berks County to improve security, public safety, operational efficiency and reentrant support. The initiatives were announced at an event today at the facility.
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1/22/2018

Corrections Demonstrates Body Scanner, Unveils Steps to Improve Security, Safety and Reduce Drug Usage at Wernersville Community Corrections Center
 
The Department of Corrections (DOC) has undertaken a sweeping overhaul of its Wernersville Community Correctional Center in Berks County to improve security, public safety, operational efficiency and reentrant support. The initiatives were announced at an event today at the facility.
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1/19/2018

Governor Wolf also today announced that the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg will be lit green starting tonight and through the game Sunday in a show of support for the Eagles.
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today announced a friendly wager over this weekend's NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles. Governor Dayton has wagered a five-pound Pearson's Salted Nut Roll if the Eagles win and Governor Wolf has offered five pounds of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets if the Vikings win. 'Our Philadelphia Eagles have overcome adversity and displayed true Pennsylvania grit to put themselves one game away from the Super Bowl,' Governor Wolf said. 'While I wanted an all-Pennsylvania Super Bowl, I am proud of the Eagles and look forward to cheering them on this weekend. Go Birds!' Governor Wolf also today announced that the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg will be lit green starting tonight and through the game Sunday in a show of support for the Eagles.
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1/19/2018

State Capitol Building in Harrisburg is lit green in a show of support for the Eagles. Jan. 19, 2018.
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today announced a friendly wager over this weekend's NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles. Governor Dayton has wagered a five-pound Pearson's Salted Nut Roll if the Eagles win and Governor Wolf has offered five pounds of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets if the Vikings win. 'Our Philadelphia Eagles have overcome adversity and displayed true Pennsylvania grit to put themselves one game away from the Super Bowl,' Governor Wolf said. 'While I wanted an all-Pennsylvania Super Bowl, I am proud of the Eagles and look forward to cheering them on this weekend. Go Birds!' Governor Wolf also today announced that the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg will be lit green starting tonight and through the game Sunday in a show of support for the Eagles.
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1/17/2018

Governor Wolf to Modernize Outdated Overtime Rules to Strengthen the Middle Class and Provide Fairness for Workers
 
Today, as part of his 'Jobs That Pay' initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposal to strengthen the middle class by modernizing Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half-a-million people to ensure they are compensated fairly for their hard work.
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1/17/2018

Governor Wolf to Modernize Outdated Overtime Rules to Strengthen the Middle Class and Provide Fairness for Workers
 
Philadelphia, PA - Today, as part of his 'Jobs That Pay' initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposal to strengthen the middle class by modernizing Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half-a-million people to ensure they are compensated fairly for their hard work.
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