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2/6/2018

Governor Wolf's Budget Aims to Bolster Economy, Workforce through Education, Skills Training
 
Governor Tom Wolf today laid out an ambitious plan to ensure Pennsylvania's workforce has the skills and education to succeed in 21st century jobs as the commonwealth's economy continues to grow. The proposal includes the first major investment in workforce development and skills training, including dedicated funding for STEM and computer science education.
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2/2/2018

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Wintry Weather
 
Pennsylvania's own world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted six more weeks of winter this morning at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania after seeing his shadow.
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2/1/2018

Governor Wolf Holds Non - Partisan Redi stricting Listening Session in Western Pennsylvania Session concludes series across Pennsylvania
 
Pittsburgh, PA - Governor Tom Wolf concluded a cross - state series of listening sessions today at Point Park University to hear from faculty, students, communi ty leaders, and residents for a discussion on gerrymandering and the process to redraw congressional district boundaries. The General Assembly has until February 9 to draft new congressional districts after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court determined the cur rent maps are unconstitutional
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1/31/2018

Governor Wolf Hosts Non-Partisan Redistricting Listening Session with Philadelphia Residents
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Saint Joseph's University faculty and students, community leaders, and residents for a non-partisan panel discussion on gerrymandering in the commonwealth. Nearly 200 constituents joined the discussion on how the current Congressional map affects their representation and how they feel redistricting should be approached.
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1/30/2018

Governor Wolf Hosts Non-Partisan Redistricting Listening Session with State College Residents
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Penn State University faculty and students, community leaders, and residents for a non-partisan panel discussion on gerrymandering in the commonwealth. Nearly 100 constituents joined the discussion on how the current Congressional map affects their representation and how they feel redistricting should be approached. This is the first in a series of listening sessions the governor will hold across Pennsylvania in advance of the February 9 deadline for the General Assembly to deliver a redrawn Congressional map.
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1/30/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Finds School Bus Driver Qualification Problems
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today warned school officials statewide to be extra vigilant with bus driver background checks after auditors discovered 10 drivers in various school districts who should have been banned from transporting students because of criminal convictions.
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1/30/2018

As Flu Cases Rise to Highest Levels in Recent Years, Wolf Administration Urges Public to Get a Flu Shot, Take Precautions
 
Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today warned residents Pennsylvania's confirmed flu cases have nearly doubled in the past two weeks, making this the most severe flu season in recent years.
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1/29/2018

Governor Wolf's Opioid Operations Command Center provided an update to the media on disaster declaration initiatives and command center progress made to date.
 
Department of Health Deputy Secretary for Health Planning and Assessment Ray Barishansky provided a briefing on behalf of the command center.
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1/26/2018

Governor Wolf, DEP Taking Action to Reduce Backlogs, Improve Oversight, and Modernize Permit Process
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the administration's plan to reduce permit backlogs, modernize permitting processes, and better utilize technology to improve both oversight and efficiency. Today's action is a result of a yearlong effort to identify and implement strategies that will help DEP meet the goals of the Permit Decision Guarantee, while continuing to issue strong permits with strict environmental protections. Governor Wolf also announced the administration will bolster DEP staffing, which has been deeply eroded in past budget cuts, to boost these efforts.
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1/23/2018

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Unveils
 
At a town-hall-style meeting of parents and community leaders at the Bear Creek School in Elizabethtown, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today unveiled a new public awareness campaign designed to spark conversations about alcohol use between parents and their elementary to middle-school-aged children.
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1/22/2018

Corrections Demonstrates Body Scanner, Unveils Steps to Improve Security, Safety and Reduce Drug Usage at Wernersville Community Corrections Center
 
The Department of Corrections (DOC) has undertaken a sweeping overhaul of its Wernersville Community Correctional Center in Berks County to improve security, public safety, operational efficiency and reentrant support. The initiatives were announced at an event today at the facility.
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1/17/2018

Governor Wolf to Modernize Outdated Overtime Rules to Strengthen the Middle Class and Provide Fairness for Workers
 
Philadelphia, PA - Today, as part of his 'Jobs That Pay' initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposal to strengthen the middle class by modernizing Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half-a-million people to ensure they are compensated fairly for their hard work.
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1/13/2018

Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania National Guard
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined approximately 500 Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) as they were honored in a ceremony at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg today as they prepare to depart for a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield (OSS).
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1/11/2018

Army and Navy Battle for Culinary Superiority at 102nd PA Farm Show Cook-Off
 
Today Team Navy claimed victory during the Army v. Navy Cook-Off on the PA Preferred Culinary Connection Stage at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.
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1/11/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Free Flu Shots at the Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Harrisburg, PA - Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today joined nurses from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at the 102ndPennsylvania Farm Show to provide free flu shots to the public.
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