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12/15/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Protect Children's Health Care, Urges Federal Action
 
With state legislators, cabinet officials, health care providers, families, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) administration and clinicians joining him, Governor Tom Wolf today held a bill signing of legislation to protect children's health care through state funding of the Children's Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP.
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12/14/2017

GO-TIME: State Lowers its Energy Bills, Spurs Economic Activity through GESA Program
 
An innovative program to lower energy costs in state buildings will generate $4.2 million in annual savings to self-fund efficiency projects as part of Governor Tom Wolf's GO-TIME initiative, Department of General Services (DGS) Secretary Curt Topper announced today.
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12/14/2017

Governor Wolf Makes Holiday Visit to the Southeastern Veterans' Center
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), along with members of the Pennsylvania National Guard for a holiday visit to the Southeastern Veterans' Center in Spring City.
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12/14/2017

Wolf Administration Shares Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Holiday Season Tips and Resources
 
Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne today spoke in the state Capitol Rotunda to share resources and advice for individuals and families affected by mental health and substance use disorders.
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12/12/2017

Governor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania's Economy
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined the National Math and Science Initiative today at the state Capitol to recognize the impressive academic gains of several western Pennsylvania schools in the organization's College Readiness Program, and he touted the state's significant progress and investments in education to reverse years of cuts and prepare students with the skills for a rewarding career in the 21st century economy.
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12/11/2017

Governor Wolf, Elected Officials Rally Against Anti-Choice Legislation
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Representative Mary Jo Daley joined local elected officials and women's health advocates to rally against Senate Bill 3, the anti-choice legislation that would severely limit women's reproductive rights.
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12/8/2017

Wolf Administration Hosts Older Driver Safety Awareness Event
 
In honor of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 4-8, 2017), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) hosted a public safety event this morning called 'Maintaining Mobility' at Surrey Services for Seniors. Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards and Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne shared remarks, as well as Sara Weir from the AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education.
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12/8/2017

Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Light the 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree
 
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf joined hundreds of people in the state Capitol Rotunda today to celebrate the holidays with the 2017 Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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12/7/2017

GO-TIME: Revenue Department Saves Taxpayers $29.3 Million through Fraud Prevention and Tax Return Review Efforts
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue saved taxpayers approximately $29.3 million in the last fiscal year by improving the process it uses to prevent the issuance of fraudulent and erroneous tax refunds, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell announced today. An estimated $80.5 million will be saved over four years.
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12/7/2017

Governor Wolf: More Seniors to Receive Coordinated, Quality Health Care in Their Homes, Communities
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited the Stephen Foster Community Center in Lawrenceville to announce Community HealthChoices, a program to improve services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians that will launch in 14 southwest Pennsylvania counties in January 2018. The governor was joined by Teresa Miller, Acting Secretary for the Department of Human Services; Teresa Osborne, Secretary of the Department of Aging; and Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive.
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12/6/2017

Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season
 
Today, First Lady Frances Wolf joined cabinet members for the 28th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive in Harrisburg, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and 100 seniors across Pennsylvania.
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12/6/2017

Governor Wolf Announces Additional Standardized Testing Reductions for Pennsylvania Students, Teachers
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf joined parents, teachers and school administrators today to announce more improvements to standardized testing in Pennsylvania. After reducing the number of test days by two days this school year, starting next school year, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) will be condensed from three weeks to two weeks and shifted to later in the school year, easing stress on students and giving them up to two additional weeks to learn before taking the assessment.
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12/5/2017

Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to get a Flu Vaccination
 
Today the Wolf Administration's Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Dr. Loren Robinson, reminded Pennsylvanians of the importance of getting a flu vaccination.
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12/4/2017

Wolf Administration Names 2018 Teacher of the Year
 
Today, Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera announced Jennifer R. Wahl, a teacher at Loyalsock Township High School in Lycoming County, has been named the 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during the SAS Institute, the Pennsylvania Department of Education's annual professional development conference.
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12/2/2017

Wolf Administration Taking Lead on Health Enrollment after Trump Administration Cutbacks
 
Members of the Wolf Administration, including Pennsylvania Insurance Department Acting Commissioner Jessica Altman, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne will be joined by the Pennsylvania Health Access Network to offer enrollment assistance for individuals eligible for Medicare, plans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medical Assistance, and CHIP at the KING Community Center in Harrisburg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
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