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11/3/2016

Auditor General DePasquale, Attorney General Beemer Launch Joint Performance Audit of Philadelphia Parking Authority
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Attorney General Bruce Beemer today announced a joint performance audit with financial objectives of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA).
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11/3/2016

Auditor General DePasquale, Attorney General Beemer Launch Joint Performance Audit of Philadelphia Parking Authority
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Attorney General Bruce Beemer today announced a joint performance audit with financial objectives of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA).
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11/2/2016

Departments of Corrections and Human Services Advocate for Quality Early Education as a Key to Future Success
 
Scranton, PA - Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas today made the case for continued investment in early care and education as the route to future success. Governor Wolf's 2016-17 budget provided an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early childhood education, that preserves the number of admissions slots for proven early childhood education programs like Pre-K Counts and state-funded Head Start. It also includes a $20 million increase for special education, a more than $10 million increase for Early Intervention.
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11/2/2016

Departments of Corrections and Human Services Advocate for Quality Early Education as a Key to Future Success
 
Scranton, PA - Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas today made the case for continued investment in early care and education as the route to future success.
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11/2/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bills to Battle Heroin and Opioid Crisis
 
Today, Governor Wolf signed legislation to battle Pennsylvania's heroin and opioid epidemic. This legislation will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of prescription drugs.
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11/2/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bills to Battle Heroin and Opioid Crisis
 
Governor Wolf signed legislation to battle Pennsylvania's heroin and opioid epidemic. This legislation will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of prescription drugs.
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11/1/2016

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10/27/2016

Author Jon Krakauer Highlights Governor Wolf's 'It's On Us PA' Campaign, Need to Address Campus Sexual Assault
 
Bestselling author Jon Krakauer today traveled to Harrisburg to discuss his recent book 'Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town' and Wolf administration efforts to combat campus sexual assault in Pennsylvania through the 'It's On Us PA' campaign. At public event at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Krakauer participated in an in-depth discussion focused on the epidemic of campus rape across the country moderated by Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) Chief Public Affairs Officer Kristen Houser.
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10/26/2016

Author Jon Krakauer Highlights Governor Wolf's 'It's On Us PA' Campaign, Need to Address Campus Sexual Assault
 
Harrisburg , PA - Bestselling author Jon Krakauer today traveled to Harrisburg to discuss his recent book 'Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a C ollege Town ' and Wolf administration efforts to combat campus sexual assault in Pennsylvania through the 'It's On Us PA' campaign . At public event at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Krakauer participated in an in - depth discussion focused on the epidemic of campus rape across the country moderated by Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) Chief Public Affairs Officer Kristen Houser.
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10/25/2016

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania
 
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced temporary regulations for marijuana growers and processors under Act 16 are slated to be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on October 29, and asked for public comment on dispensary regulations at her regular briefing of the Medical Marijuana Program.
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10/25/2016

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced temporary regulations for marijuana growers and processors under Act 16 are slated to be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on October 29, and asked for public comment on dispensary regulations at her regular briefing of the Medical Marijuana Program.
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10/24/2016

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to Grow by 66 Acres with Support from DEP Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Pilot Program
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced phase 2 of a coal mine cleanup project that will enhance 66 acres of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
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10/24/2016

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to Grow by 66 Acres with Support from DEP Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Pilot Program Program focuses on combined environmental, economic, and community outcomes
 
Pittsburgh, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced phase 2 of a coal mine cleanup project that will enhance 66 acres of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. DEP selected the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, in North Fayette Township, Allegheny County, to receive a share of $30 million in federal funding from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) through its Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization Pilot Program.
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10/24/2016

Insurance Commissioner Alerts Consumers About New Service To Find Lost Life Insurance Policies, Supports Legislation to Require Insurer Participation
 
Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today alerted Pennsylvanians that her department has begun using a new service to help locate lost life insurance policies, and announced her support for legislation, sponsored by Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R - Bucks County), that would put this consumer service into law and require insurers to conduct the searches.
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10/21/2016

Department of Health Launches 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' Campaign; Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Influenza Vaccine
 
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today launched the annual 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' campaign at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center by getting her annual flu vaccine.
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