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3/27/2018

Wolf Administration Unveils Public/Private Partnership to Address Opioid Crisis Through Data Aetna Foundation Provides $1 million Grant for Project
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf's administration today continued its fight against the opioid epidemic by unveiling a unique partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and the Aetna Foundation to build on the Opioid Data Dashboard, incorporating data and public health modeling. The Aetna Foundation is providing a $1 million grant for the project.
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3/26/2018

Governor Wolf Announces 21st Century Voting Reform Plan for Pennsylvania
 
Governor Tom Wolf today introduced his 21st century voting reform plan that includes same day and automatic voter registration, modernizing absentee voting, ending gerrymandering, and enacting campaign finance reform to reduce the influence of special interests in Harrisburg.
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3/21/2018

Governor Wolf Provides Storm Update on Visit to Philadelphia PennDOT Maintenance Facility
 
With a weather system forecast to continue to impact wide areas of the southern and eastern half of Pennsylvania with snow through Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf visited a PennDOT maintenance facility in Philadelphia this morning to provide a storm update and to thank PennDOT workers for their dedication to keeping roads clear and safe.
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3/20/2018

Pennsylvania's Agriculture, Cider Industries Shine During National Ag Day Celebration
 
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today feted the agriculture, cider, and apple industries for their impact on the commonwealth at a National Ag Day celebration in Adams County. The event, held at Big Hill Ciderworks, highlighted the emerging high-value industry of cider production, and the important role played by apple and fruit production.
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3/19/2018

Wolf Administration Unveils PA Overdose Information Network
 
- Wolf Administration officials held a press conference today to unveil the latest effort to combat the opioid epidemic in response to the disaster declaration Governor Tom Wolf declared on January 10.
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3/19/2018

Jackpot-Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $456.7 Million Sold in Lancaster County
 
The Pennsylvania Lottery today congratulated Speedway, 675 Lancaster Road, Manheim, Lancaster County, for selling the jackpot-winning ticket from the March 17, 2018, Powerball drawing. The ticket won Powerball's eighth-largest jackpot on record, worth a $456.7 million annuity value or $273.9 million cash, less applicable withholding.
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3/19/2018

Governor Wolf Announces New Initiative to Expand Broadband Access
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf will announce a new initiative aimed at expanding broadband access to businesses and households in Pennsylvania through the creation of a new office dedicated to ensuring every Pennsylvanian has access to high-speed internet. The announcement also will include the introduction of the Pennsylvania Broadband Investment Incentive Program, which will offer incentives to private providers willing to invest in underserved and unserved areas throughout Pennsylvania.
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3/15/2018

Governor Wolf Launches School Safety Task Force with Auditor General DePasquale
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at Penn Wynne Elementary School in Montgomery County today to announce the creation of a School Safety Task Force that brings together government officials, statewide education organizations, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers, parents, and students to talk to about ways to improve school safety and security.
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3/14/2018

Governor Wolf Launches Mentor-Protege Program to Help Small Diverse Businesses Better Compete for State Contracts
 
As part of his commitment to level the playing field for small and diverse businesses, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the launch of the Commonwealth's Mentor-Protege Program (MPP) for Small Diverse Businesses. The program pairs successful prime contractors with small diverse businesses (SDBs) to better develop their technical and administrative capabilities to compete for state government contracting opportunities.
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3/13/2018

Wolf Administration Holds Community Forum to Help Older Pennsylvanians Avoid Being Scammed
 
Three cabinet secretaries from the Wolf Administration today traveled to Pottstown for a community discussion on steps the administration has taken to protect older Pennsylvanians from scams and financial exploitation.
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3/12/2018

Scam Warning: Cyber Criminals Posing as IRS Officials to Steal Fraudulent Tax Refunds
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue today urged taxpayers and tax professionals to take extra precautions to protect their computer systems and data following recent reports of several tax-related scams. One new scam involves cyber criminals filing falsified tax returns and obtaining fraudulent tax refunds from taxpayers by posing as Internal Revenue Service officials and debt collectors.
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3/12/2018

Governor Wolf Introduces 'Citizens First' Ethics Reform Plan Plan echoes Wolf's own gift ban and other good government actions
 
Pittsburgh, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today introduced his 'Citizens First' ethics reform plan that includes a gift ban for public officials, 'no budget, no pay' legislation, public official expense reform, and steps to curb the influence of special interests in Harrisburg.
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3/9/2018

Agriculture Department, Humane Society Urge Dog Owners to 'Love Your Dog. License Your Dog.' Urges Reforms to Keep Dogs and Public Safe
 
Department of Agriculture Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Smith today visited the Bucks County Upper Bucks SPCA to remind Pennsylvanians about the benefits of and need to license their dogs. Having a dog license is not only the best way to bring home a lost pet more quickly, but the proceeds of dog license sales also ensure dogs and the public are kept safe.
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3/9/2018

Governor Wolf Outlines PAsmart, New Workforce Development Initiative to Help Pennsylvanians Get Job Training
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his plans for PAsmart - a new workforce development initiative that helps connect Pennsylvanians with resources for working and training in Pennsylvania. The governor made the announcement during a tour of New Century Careers, a Southwestern Pennsylvania workforce development organization.
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3/8/2018

Auditor General DePasquale to Enhance School Safety Review
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he will make significant changes to how his department reviews safety at Pennsylvania's schools.
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