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2/22/2017

Governor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2016 - 17 Statewide Senior Community Center Grants
 
Today at the Wilson Park Senior Center in Philadelphia, Governor Tom Wolf announced the recipients of the 2016 - 17 Senior Community Center Grants which total $2 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery and will be distributed to 38 centers throughout the comm onwealth.
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2/14/2017

Pre-K Students Thank Governor Wolf for $75 Million Increase for Early Childhood Education in 2017-2018 Budget
 
Today, Governor Wolf was joined by members of the Pre-K for PA Campaign to discuss his early childhood education investments and was presented with Valentine's Day cards from pre-kindergarten students as a sign gratitude for his dedication to education. Over the past two years, Governor Wolf has made a new way for Pennsylvania. Instead of allowing schools to become the first casualty of our budget deficit, Governor Wolf has made them our first priority. In just three years, Governor Wolf will have increased funding by nearly two-thirds of those short-sighted cuts to our public school system.
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2/13/2017

In Wilkes-Barre, Governor Wolf Discusses How His 2017-2018 Budget is New Way Forward for Seniors
 
Wilkes-Barre, PA - Today, Governor Wolf joined local leaders, legislators, and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to discuss how his 2017-2018 budget is a new way forward for Pennsylvania's seniors.
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2/13/2017

Governor Wolf Outlines a Better Way Forward, Details Importance of Entrepreneurship and 2017 - 2018 Budget Job Creation Initiatives While Visiting State College
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Penn State President Eric Barron and state and local leaders at Happy Valley LaunchBox in State College to discuss the importance of entrepreneurship and outline initiatives in his 2017 - 2018 bud get proposal that encourage job creation and improve university partnerships and workforce training
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2/10/2017

Governor Wolf Details A Better Way Forward with 2017- 2018 Budget, Discusses Investments in Battling the Opioid Epidemic
 
Today, Governor Wolf joined members of his cabinet, local and community leaders, medical professionals, and members of the law enforcement community at TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services Inc, a center of excellence, to discuss how his 2017-2018 budget is a better way forward and how it will help in the continuing battle against the opioid epidemic.
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2/9/2017

Governor Wolf to Visited PennDOT Harrisburg District 8 at Shift Change
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf will visited PennDOT Engineering District 8 today to thank employees who worked to keep roads safe and clear during the winter storm.
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2/8/2017

Governor Wolf Details a Different Path Forward in Allentown, Announces His Plan to Support Job Training, Manufacturing
 
Wolf Highlights New Manufacturing Grant, Apprenticeship Programs
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2/7/2017

Different Approach for Pennsylvania: Governor Wolf's Budget Cuts Costs, Protects Education and Seniors
 
Governor Tom Wolf outlined a different approach for Pennsylvania's budget by tackling a $3 billion deficit without raising taxes on families, while protecting schools, seniors, and resources used to battle the opioid epidemic, in addition to creating new tools for manufacturing and small businesses.
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2/2/2017

Over 700,000 Additional Pennsylvanians Enrolled in Governor Wolf's Medicaid Expansion Plan Pennsylvania Releases Medicaid Expansion Year One Impact Report
 
Harrisburg, PA - In February of 2015, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid to ensure that Pennsylvanians can receive affordable, straightforward, accessible healthcare without unnecessary delays and confusion. Today, Governor Wolf announced that over 700,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices, Pennsylvania's mandatory managed care Medicaid program, since expansion occurred two years ago. U.S. Census data shows that the commonwealth's uninsured rate has dropped from 10.2 percent in 2010 to 6.4 percent in 2015.
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2/1/2017

Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Their Blood Pressure Checked During American Heart Month
 
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy urged all Pennsylvanians, especially women, to get their blood pressure checked during a special American Heart Month event today in the Capitol Rotunda. She also performed free blood pressure screenings for visitors to the Capitol.
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2/1/2017

Pennsylvania Department of General Services, PHMC Kick-Off Black History Month, Unveil Trailblazer's Exhibit in East Wing of Capitol
 
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) Secretary Curt Topper and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) Director of External Affairs Howard Pollman were joined today by state Senator Art Haywood to kick-off Black History Month in the Capitol with the unveiling of the PHMC exhibit, 'Trailblazers: Notable African Americans in Pennsylvania History,' which made its return to the Capitol after a 7-year hiatus.
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2/1/2017

Groundbreaking PA Treasury Transparency Website Feature Allows Taxpayers to Track General Fund Balance for the First Time
 
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today unveiled a new , groundbreaking transparency website feature that for the first time allows Pennsylvania taxpayers to access up - to - date information on the state's General Fund, which ser ves as the state's checkbook. The portal ( www.patreasury.gov/transparency ) t racks the current balance of the General Fund, compares monthly and annual revenues and expenditures and illustrates how Trea sury's line of credit prevents the fund from falling into the negative
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1/31/2017

Governor Wolf Announces $10 Million Budget Proposal to Increase Overdose Antidote Access for First Responders, Law Enforcement
 
Governor Tom Wolf announced that his proposed 2017-2018 budget will include $10 million to provide live-saving Naloxone to first responders and law enforcement across the state. The money will be available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
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1/30/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Speaks Against Attack on Medicaid Expansion, President Trump's Un-American and Reckless Executive Order
 
Says both initiatives will have negative impact on Pennsylvania residents, businesses, universities
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1/29/2017

Governor Wolf on Travel Ban Executive Order: 'This Is Not Who We Are'
 
Philadelphia, PA - Today, Governor Wolf met with the Assalis, whose family members are legal immigrants from Syria who were traveling to their new home in Allentown yesterday, but were detained and sent back to the Middle East following President Trump's executive order.
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