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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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4/27/2017

State and Federal Officials Promote National Drug Take-Back Day
 
State and federal officials today encouraged Pennsylvanians to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs by taking them to a drug take-back box or location on Saturday.
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4/26/2017

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania
 
Today, at her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy provided an update on the application intake process for growers/processors and dispensaries and discussed steps moving forward for practitioner and patient regulations.
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4/24/2017

Governor Wolf, State Treasurer Torsella Discuss Passive Investments, Saving Taxpayer Dollars
 
Today, Governor Wolf joined State Treasurer Torsella to host a press conference at the Capitol about SERS and PSERS Passive Investments. The two discussed the benefits of reducing investment costs by moving away from Wall Street money managers, implementing administrative efficiencies, and increasing savings opportunities.
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4/21/2017

Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program Underway Until June 19
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue today announced the launch of a Tax Amnesty program. Eligible individuals and businesses can apply now through June 19, 2017 to pay past-due state taxes and have all penalties and half of the interest waived.
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4/21/2017

Governor Wolf Announces 79 Projects to Receive DEP Environmental Education Grants
 
Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 79 projects statewide are receiving almost $1.2 million in Environmental Education Grants from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2017. 'Through the DEP Environmental Education Grants, Pennsylvanians of all ages gain knowledge of the natural world, appreciation for the importance of a healthy environment, and an understanding of the need for environmental protection and sound resource management,' said Governor Wolf.
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4/21/2017

Gov. Wolf Urges Seniors to Protect Themselves Against Financial Fraud
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to discuss measures the Wolf Administration has taken to help protect senior citizens from financial scams and fraud.
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4/19/2017

Attorney General Shapiro: Major organized crime ring fraudulently obtained thousands of PA license plates in schemes spanning multiple states
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against a dozen people accused of taking part in a major organized crime ring that fraudulently obtained more than a thousand Pennsylvania license plates and used them to fuel a massive criminal enterprise involving automobiles in multiple states.
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4/19/2017

Beaver Valley Expressway (Toll 376) Will Convert to Cashless Tolling on April 30
 
he PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced today that the technology and systems for the Cashless Tolling pilot project on the Beaver Valley Expressway (Toll 376) in Beaver and Lawrence counties has cleared all testing.
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4/18/2017

Governor Wolf Announces 'It's On Us PA' Legislation
 
As part of his 'It's On Us PA' campaign to protect Pennsylvania students from a nationwide epidemic of sexual violence, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the introduction of six new pieces of legislation.
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4/18/2017

Governor Wolf's Statement on Pennsylvania State Police Pursuit of Steve Stephens
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Wolf released the following statement on the Pennsylvania State Police's pursuit of Steve Stephens:
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4/17/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Offers to Help General Assembly Improve Transparency, Openness by Reviewing Fiscal Operations
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today he is offering his department's services to leaders of the Senate and House to help increase transparency and openness in light of the recent limited audit revealing a surplus of $118.4 million in legislative accounts.
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4/17/2017

Governor Wolf, Families, Advocates Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Legalizing Medical Marijuana
 
Today, Governor Wolf was joined by families, advocates, members of his administration, and a group of lawmakers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
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4/17/2017

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Join Pre-K for PA to Host Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor's Residence, Highlight the Need to Invest in High-Quality Early Childhood Education
 
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were joined today by preschoolers from Harrisburg-area pre-kindergarten centers and members of the Pre-K for PA campaign for an Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. During the event, the Governor reiterated his commitment to investing in high-quality early childhood education.
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