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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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12/1/2017

PA Agriculture Secretary, PA National Guard Kick Off 'Trees for Troops' Donation Weekend at Carbon County Tree Farm
 
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Lt. Col. Michael Siriani of the Pennsylvania National Guard today helped kick off the state's 2017 Trees for Troops weekend, encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate real Christmas trees for distribution to active-duty military and their families.
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12/1/2017

Wolf Administration to Introduce Safe Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations
 
Today the Wolf Administration's Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, along with doctors and industry leaders in pediatric care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), will take the next step in the fight to combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania by introducing the safe opioid prescribing guidelines for pediatric and adolescent populations
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11/30/2017

Wolf Administration Announces Details of Pennsylvania's New Apprenticeship Program
 
Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Carol Kilko joined Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani and Hanover Chamber President Gary Laird in the Capitol Media Center to unveil the components of Governor Tom Wolf's new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program. The new program, housed at DCED, will enable more Pennsylvania employers to develop the specialized training their workers need to close skills gaps in the workplace, while also providing rewarding career pathways for students and adults.
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11/28/2017

2 Human Traffickers Charged with Coercing 6 Victims with Violence, Drugs and Threats, Forcing Women into Prostitution in four PA Counties and New Jersey
 
Two men who coerced six victims into prostitution with the false promise of easy money and then used drugs, violence and threats to control them have been arrested for human trafficking. Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office worked closely with the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies to build the prostitution and trafficking case.
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11/27/2017

DEP, Partners Celebrate First North American Use of PA-Manufactured Recycled Glass Construction Foam
 
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell joined officials from Pennsylvania-based company AeroAggregates, the City of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC), and the Philadelphia Navy Yard today at an event to celebrate the first North American use of a construction material the company manufactures out of glass collected and recycled in state.
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11/21/2017

More Than 200 Attendees Join Wolf Administration in Nanticoke for First Cabinet in Your Community Event
 
Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 200 attendees for the first Cabinet in Your Community event held at Luzerne County Community College.
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11/20/2017

Wolf Administration Urges Seat-Belt Use, Sober Driving Ahead of Holiday Travel Period
 
Ahead of the holiday travel period and nationwide Click It or Ticket 'Operation Safe Holiday' enforcement effort, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker, and the Penn State Health's Life Lion Critical Care Transport Unit today urged the public to secure all vehicle passengers properly, and designate a sober driver during holiday parties through the new year.
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11/20/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Releases Report on DNC Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, Faults State Grant Agreement Wording
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said a review of the Democratic National Convention Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee's financial records showed that a $10 million state grant was expended according to the grant agreement and that, because the grant agreement did not contain a specific claw-back provision, the committee is not required to pay back any of the money.
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11/15/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Washington, DC Inaction Prompts Effort to Reduce Firearm Injuries, Deaths; Improve Gun Safety
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced he plans to seek ideas from all sides of the gun debate to find commonsense gun safety measures that will reduce firearm injuries and deaths without legislative action.
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11/14/2017

GO-TIME: Wolf Administration Honors Transportation Employees for Innovative Ideas, Engagement
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today honored 13 employees for their transformative ideas to improve efficiency, safety, customer service, cost savings and revenue generation.
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11/13/2017

Governor Wolf Announces New Effort to Bolster Solar Energy in Pennsylvania
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined state and local officials, and environmental advocates to announce the expansion of the use of solar energy across the commonwealth, while ensuring that the environmental and health benefits of solar energy are experienced in Pennsylvania.
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11/9/2017

PA Turnpike and PA Council on the Arts Expand Arts Sparks Program to Riverview School District
 
Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) unveiled a new mosaic, designed and created by students at Riverview Junior and Senior High School. This is the second art piece created through Art Sparks, a partnership between the PCA's Arts in Education residency program and the PTC to bring student- created artwork to service plazas across the PTC's 550-mile system.
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11/9/2017

Wolf Administration Teams with PUC and Utilities to Highlight Efforts to Grow Veterans in the Utility Workforce
 
Today Wolf Administration officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) joined Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown and representatives from public utilities from across the state to highlight the importance and impact of veterans in the utility workforce.
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11/8/2017

Wolf Administration, United Way of Southwestern PA Announce New App to Help Students with Disabilities Find Jobs That Pay
 
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Executive Director for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) David DeNotaris with United Way of Southwestern PA's Director of Programs for Seniors & People with Disabilities Heather Sedlacko, announced the launch of the new 'PA Planning for the Future Checklist' app to help students with disabilities transition from high school to employment and find jobs that pay.
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