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Department of Health, PennDOT Commemorate Donate Life Month
Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers, along with representatives from Donate Life Pennsylvania, highlighted the importance of organ and tissue donation at an event at the Harrisburg PennDOT Driver License Center today in conjunction with the national observance of Donate Life Month in April.


Treasurer Torsella Continues Keystone Scholars Launch Tour With Visit To Indiana County Technology Center
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today visited Indiana County to launch Treasury's Keystone Scholars program at the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC). Torsella was joined by Representative Dave Reed, Senator Don White, Representative Cris Dush, Indiana County Commissioners, ICTC administrators, students, and staff, leadership from Indiana Regional Medical Center, the president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the United Way of Indiana County. Designed to help encourage higher education aspirations and to help families start saving early, Torsella launched the Keystone Scholars program to provide a $100 scholarship grant to every child born or adopted in Pennsylvania to be used towards higher education expenses. A six-county demonstration project-financed through private funds-is available now; proposed legislation would make the scholarship grant program available to every child statewide.


Governor Wolf Leads Call-to-Action for Criminal Justice Reform
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, legislators, and advocacy groups in a call-to-action for criminal justice reforms that are long overdue and necessary to provide consistency and uniformity in the system.


Governor Wolf Tours Route 30 Landslide Area
Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie Richards, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Director Rick Flinn, PennDOT District Executive Cheryl Moon-Siriani, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and Allegheny County Chief of Emergency Services Matt Brown to survey the damage to three of four Route 30 lanes in East Pittsburgh that collapsed on Saturday due to a landslide. The landslide previously caused a water line break and the forced evacuation of area residents. The governor met with state and local officials regarding the latest developments and briefed the media following the site tour.


Wolf Administration Holds Community Forum to Help Older Pennsylvanians Avoid Being Scammed
Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne and Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell today traveled to the Scranton Jewish Community Center to lead a community discussion on steps the Wolf Administration has taken to protect older Pennsylvanians from scams and financial exploitation. The town-hall style event also afforded those in attendance the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their own experiences with two cabinet secretaries working for Governor Wolf.


Gov. Wolf, Legislative Democrats Announce Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Protections for Workers
Philadelphia, PA - Governor Tom Wolf joined House and Senate Democrats today to announce a package of reforms to strengthen protections against sexual harassment and discrimination for employees, provide new legal options for victims and hold those who are responsible accountable for their actions.


Governor Wolf Announces Progress, Renewal of Opioid Disaster Declaration
Harrisburg, PA -- Governor Tom Wolf today announced the renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration, which was introduced in January and set to expire on April 10. The renewal allows for the 13 initiatives introduced in the past 90 days to continue without interruption and for the introduction of new initiatives to help those suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD).


Governor and First Lady Host Annual Easter Egg Event to Highlight Importance of Pre-K Investment
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today hosted pre-school classes from across the commonwealth at the annual Easter Egg Event at the Governor's Residence. The event was co-sponsored by Pre-K for PA, a non-partisan advocacy group that supports the expansion of publicly funded pre-k.


Wolf Administration Addresses Senior Hunger and Participation in Federal Food Program
Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined Department of Aging (PDA) Secretary Teresa Osborne, stakeholders, and seniors at the Central PA Food Bank to discuss the importance of senior participation in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Governor Tom Wolf's Food Security Partnership.


First Lady Frances Wolf Joins Adjutant General and Pennsylvania Commission for Women to Honor Female Veterans During Women's History Month
First Lady Frances Wolf and Major General Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's Adjutant General, today joined the Pennsylvania Commission for Women to host the third annual Female Veterans Day Ceremony in celebration of Women's History Month. During the event, held at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, 16 women from across the commonwealth were recognized for their military service and selfless sacrifice to Pennsylvania and to the nation.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.