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2/26/2016

Muncy SCI Child Resource Center Unveiling
 
Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, along with Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas visited Muncy SCI for the unveiling of Muncy's Child Resource Center. It highlights the fact that we are placing resource information in all State Correction Institution visiting areas to serve as a one-stop-shop for caregivers who are caring for children of incarcerated individuals. This is a joint effort between the DOC, DHS and DOE.
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2/26/2016

State Officials Push for Pre-K Education Funding
 
Muncy, PA - Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel today joined state and local officials at the State Correctional Institution at Muncy to push lawmakers to take action on the state budget to ensure early childhood education opportunities for Pennsylvania's children. He was joined by Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, DHS Deputy Secretary Michelle Figlar and state Representative Patty Kim.
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2/24/2016

Governor Wolf announces he has treatable prostate cancer.
 
Governor Tom Wolf announces he has treatable prostate cancer.
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2/24/2016

Governor Wolf Statement on Treatable Cancer Diagnosis
 
Governor Wolf recently learned he has a treatable form of prostate cancer. The governor released the following statement this morning.
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2/18/2016

Pennsylvania Leaders Launch Public Safety Initiative to Tackle Drivers of Cost, Incarceration, and Recidivism
 
Governor and Pennsylvania Leaders Launch Public Safety Initiative to Tackle Drivers of Cost, Incarceration, and Recidivism
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2/18/2016

Pennsylvania Leaders Launch Public Safety Initiative to Tackle Drivers of Cost, Incarceration, and Recidivism
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and leaders from both political parties and all three branches of government today launched an extensive review of the state's criminal justice system as part of a new Justice Reinvestment Initiative designed to reduce ineffective corrections spending and invest those savings in proven public safety strategies.
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2/17/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Gaming Board Made Improvements
 
Auditor General DePasquale Says Gaming Board Made Improvements; Must Expand Law Enforcement Funding, Curb Board Member Expenses
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2/17/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Gaming Board Made Improvements; Must Expand Law Enforcement Funding, Curb Board Member Expenses
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that while the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has made significant improvements since the last audit, the board must work to change the gaming law to expand funding for local law enforcement, and bring excessive food reimbursements for board members in line with standard commonwealth policy.
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2/16/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Criminal History Sealing Expansion Bill into Law
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 166, sponsored by Senator Stewart Greenleaf, into law, which expands criminal record sealing in Pennsylvania in order to reduce recidivism, relieve the pardon system, and provide ex-offenders greater opportunity to join the workforce.
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2/16/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Criminal History Sealing Expansion Bill into Law
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 166, sponsored by Senator Stewart Greenleaf, into law, which expands criminal record sealing in Pennsylvania in order to reduce recidivism, relieve the pardon system, and provide ex-offenders greater opportunity to join the workforce. Governor Wolf was joined today at a bill signing ceremony by Sen. Greenleaf, Rep. Jordan Harris, chairs of Judiciary committees and various criminal justice organizations.
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2/12/2016

Live Feed of Harrisburg's Famous Peregrine Falcons Returns Just in Time for Valentine's Day
 
Love is in the air in Harrisburg as the city's famous pair of peregrine falcons have returned to their nest on the 15th floor ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building just in time for Valentine's Day. To celebrate, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched a redesigned falcon website that features a high definition, three-camera live video feed of the nest that will now be streamed year-round. The site also provides more opportunities for people to interact through social media.
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2/10/2016

Upcoming Elimination of Registration Stickers Holds Benefits for Customers/Law Enforcement
 
At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers today received a demonstration of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology that provides law enforcement a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations.
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2/10/2016

Upcoming Elimination of Registration Stickers Holds Benefits for Customers/Law Enforcement
 
At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers today received a demonstration of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology that provides law enforcement a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations.
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2/9/2016

Governor Wolf's 2016-2017 Budget Address
 
Pennsylvania Facing Fiscal Crisis: Governor Wolf asks Lawmakers to Choose Responsible Path
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2/9/2016

Pennsylvania Facing Fiscal Crisis: Governor Wolf asks Lawmakers to Choose Responsible Path
 
Failure to Address Deficit a 'Time Bomb' Forcing Billion Dollar Cut to Schools
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