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4/4/2107

Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic's Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.
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4/3/2107

PA Treasurer Joe Torsella, US Senator Casey Announce Opening of ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Eligible Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the opening of the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Savings Program that provides tax-exempt accounts for individuals with qualified disabilities and their families, during an event at the state Capitol with more than 200 disability advocates, their families, state lawmakers and US Senator Bob Casey, sponsor of the federal legislation.
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5/26/2017

Insurance Commissioner, PEMA Director Stress Grilling Safety as Summer Cookout Season Begins
 
Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Richard Flinn today stressed grilling safety as the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season in Pennsylvania. Of annual grill-related fires in the United States, 57 percent occur from May through August.
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5/26/2017

Governor Wolf Signs 'REAL ID' Bill Into Law
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 133, known as the Pennsylvania REAL ID Compliance Act (Act 3 of 2017), which will allow Pennsylvania to offer residents an optional REAL ID-compliant driver license or state identification card, which can be used to access airports, and federal facilities.
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5/25/2017

Governor Wolf, PennDOT Preview Northwest Region Construction
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined regional Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials to announce that more than 90 projects worth approximately $210 million will be under construction in PennDOT's six-county northwestern region this year. 'We're making investments in every corner of Pennsylvania to improve safety and mobility,' Governor Wolf said. 'The significant and innovative work happening in this region will pay dividends for the motorists and businesses who use the transportation system.'
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5/25/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Public School Employee Retirement System Must Work Harder to Reduce Fees, Improve Operations
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today his performance audit of the Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) found the need for legislative reform and operational improvements that include drastically reducing the amount of investment fees paid.
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5/23/2017

Governor Wolf to Nominate Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to be Inaugural Secretary of Health and Human Services
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced his intention to nominate current Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to serve as the inaugural Secretary of the prospective unified Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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5/22/2017

Thirty-Seven State Employees Earn Governor's Awards for Excellence
 
Governor Wolf today announced the recipients of the Governor's Awards for Excellence and praised all state employees for their dedication to public service. The awards were presented today at a ceremony in Harrisburg.
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5/22/2017

Wolf Administration, Health Officials Thank EMS Providers as part of EMS Week
 
Deputy Secretary of Health Planning and Assessment Ray Barishansky today visited City of Bethlehem EMS to thank the EMS providers for their work on keeping the residents of Pennsylvania healthy and safe.
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5/18/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Outlines Plans for Review of Grant Agreement that Provided $10 Million to 2016 DNC Convention
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today outlined his plans for an independent review of a $10 million state grant to the host committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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5/17/2017

PA Council on the Arts and PA Turnpike Commission Unveil Student-Created Mural at Lawn Service Plaza
 
Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts (PCA) unveiled a newly completed, student-created mural at the Turnpike's Lawn Service Plaza as part of a new program called Art Sparks. The program, which is a partnership between the PTC and PCA, utilizes the PCA's Arts in Education residency program to develop original artwork that will be displayed at Turnpike service plazas across the 550-mile system.
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5/16/2017

Wolf to White House: Don't Impede Progress on Addiction Crisis
 
Governor Tom Wolf today wrote White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner to express concern over the White House's embrace of the American Health Care Act and the devastating impact the House-passed bill would have on the heroin crisis and treatment for those with substance use disorder. According to various reports, Mr. Kushner is heading the administration's efforts around the national heroin and opioid epidemic.
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5/15/2017

Wolf Administration, State Officials Discuss Bicycle Safety, Benefits and Improvements for Cyclists to Mark Bike to Work Week
 
With the start of Bike to Work week, the Wolf Administration announced a series of improvements for bicyclists during an event featuring an executive bike ride around Harrisburg by several cabinet members, other officials, and staff. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) joined in the ride.
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5/15/2017

Governor Wolf Attended Harrisburg Regional Chamber Breakfast
 
Governor Wolf Attended Harrisburg Regional Chamber Breakfast
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5/15/2017

Governor Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro Announce Launch of Reentry Council
 
Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro, along with members of the governor's cabinet and legislators, today announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council (PRC), created to educate the public, members of law enforcement and criminal justice, and policymakers on why supporting prisoner reentry efforts is essential to reducing crime and violence. The council will provide a forum for the sharing of best practices on reentry and will help to identify barriers to successful reentry for persons with criminal records.
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