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6/24/2019

Public Joins Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Pennsylvania Vote for Women's Suffrage
 
Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar joined officials and members of the public in the Capitol Rotunda to commemorate today's 100th anniversary of the Pennsylvania General Assembly's vote to ratify the 19th Amendment that would eventually give women the right to vote.
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6/24/2019

First Lady Frances Wolf Sounds Justice Bell to Kick-Off 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Pennsylvania
 
King of Prussia, PA - Today, First Lady Frances Wolf commemorated the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania's ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote by ringing the Justice Bell in Washington Memorial Hall in Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Justice Bell, a replica of the Liberty Bell, was created in 1915 to campaign for women's suffrage across the nation.
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6/24/2019

First Lady Frances Wolf Sounds Justice Bell to Kick-Off 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Pennsylvania
 
Today, First Lady Frances Wolf commemorated the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania's ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote by ringing the Justice Bell in Washington Memorial Hall in Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Justice Bell, a replica of the Liberty Bell, was created in 1915 to campaign for women's suffrage across the nation.
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6/24/2019

AG Shapiro, Governor Wolf Announce New 10-Year Contract between UPMC and Highmark
 
PITTSBURGH - Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Governor Tom Wolf today announced UPMC and Highmark have agreed to enter into a 10-year contract that ends their longstanding dispute and ensures Highmark patients will have access to UPMC doctors and facilities. The contract will go into effect on July 1, the day after the expiration of the current consent decrees, ensuring that patients should not experience any disruption in their care. This is a global agreement as all UPMC hospitals are now an option for Highmark's insured patients. This is the longest deal that UPMC has ever made with any insurer.
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6/24/2019

AG Shapiro, Governor Wolf Announce New 10- Year Contract between UPMC and Highmark
 
PITTSBURGH - Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Governor Tom Wolf today announced UPMC and Highmark have agreed to enter into a 10-year contract that ends their longstanding dispute and ensures Highmark patients will have access to UPMC doctors and facilities. The contract will go into effect on July 1, the day after the expiration of the current consent decrees, ensuring that patients should not experience any disruption in their care. This is a global agreement as all UPMC hospitals are now an option for Highmark's insured patients. This is the longest deal that UPMC has ever made with any insurer.
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6/21/2019

First Lady Frances Wolf, Secretary Teresa Miller Join Local Food Service Providers to Unveil New Report on Hunger in York County
 
York, PA - First Lady Frances Wolf and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to highlight the food bank's new report on hunger in York County, the importance of charitable food organizations, and the effects of food insecurity on health.
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6/21/2019

First Lady Frances Wolf, Secretary Teresa Miller Join Local Food Service Providers to Unveil New Report on Hunger in York County
 
First Lady Frances Wolf and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to highlight the food bank's new report on hunger in York County, the importance of charitable food organizations, and the effects of food insecurity on health.
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6/19/2019

Auditor General DePasquale Launches Audit of PA State Police Firearms Instant Background Check System
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced he will audit the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) operated by Pennsylvania State Police.
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6/19/2019

Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians to Protect Themselves from Ticks, Mosquitoes When Outdoors
 
Department of Health officials today reminded Pennsylvanians that ticks and mosquitoes can transmit dangerous diseases in their bites and encouraged residents to learn the proper ways to protect against them when outside this summer.
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6/19/2019

Governor Wolf Outlines Workforce Training, Restore Pennsylvania for Pipe Trades Workers
 
With budget negotiations continuing with the legislature, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his plan to create the strongest workforce in the nation and address critical infrastructure needs across Pennsylvania. The governor spoke to hundreds of steamfitters, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, plumbers, HVAC service technicians, and welders at the Pennsylvania Pipe Trade Association Conference in Hershey.
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6/19/2019

Governor Wolf Outlines Workforce Training, Restore Pennsylvania for Pipe Trades Workers
 
With budget negotiations continuing with the legislature, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his plan to create the strongest workforce in the nation and address critical infrastructure needs across Pennsylvania. The governor spoke to hundreds of steamfitters, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, plumbers, HVAC service technicians, and welders at the Pennsylvania Pipe Trade Association Conference in Hershey.
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6/17/2019

Department of Health Encourages Men to Be Vigilant About Their Health, Regularly See a Health Care Provider
 
he Department of Health today encouraged all Pennsylvania men to take the proper steps to stay healthy and stressed the importance of knowing the risk factors of certain diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, that can have life-threatening impacts.
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6/17/2019

Department of Human Services Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Increase to Help End Cycle of Poverty
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined Senator Vincent Hughes, Senator Art Haywood, Representative Patty Kim, legislators from the State Senate and House of Representatives, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and direct care workers to highlight the need for a minimum wage increase to support working Pennsylvanians.Governor Tom Wolf's 2019-2020 proposed budget includes increasing the minimum wage to $12 with a pathway to $15 - the first increase to Pennsylvania's $7.25 wage in a decade.
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6/17/2019

Department of Human Services Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Increase to Help End Cycle of Poverty
 
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined Senator Vincent Hughes, Senator Art Haywood, Representative Patty Kim, legislators from the State Senate and House of Representatives, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and direct care workers to highlight the need for a minimum wage increase to support working Pennsylvanians.
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6/14/2019

Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiatives
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration, put in to place in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively, loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment, and increase efforts on prevention, treatment, and recovery for thousands of Pennsylvanians suffering from the opioid crisis.
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