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2/27/2018

Wolf Administration Discusses Impacts of Eating Disorders, Recognizes Professionals Leading the Fight Against these Illnesses
 
Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine met today with survivors and industry leaders as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week to discuss the support needed by individuals and their families affected by eating disorders, and to recognize professionals who are leading the fight against these life-threatening illnesses.
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2/26/2018

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Highlights Available Resources and Help
 
The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, and the Pennsylvania Lottery today recognized the upcoming March observance of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month and urged the public to learn how to recognize the signs of a gambling problem.
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2/26/2018

TREASURER TORSELLA UNVEILS UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S SAVINGS ACCOUNTS FOR HIGHER ED
 
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today was joined by Senators John Gordner and Vincent Hughes, James Preston, CEO of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, PHEAA Board Chair Rep. Michael Peifer and Vice-Chair Sen. Wayne Fontana, Rep. Duane Milne and others to announce a new program that would provide a $100 starter deposit to every child born or adopted in Pennsylvania to be used towards higher education expenses. A privately funded demonstration project will be available immediately in 6 Pennsylvania counties; the proposed legislation would extend it statewide.
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2/20/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Putting Game Commission Under Microscope
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the start of a performance audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the agency responsible for managing the commonwealth's wildlife resources.
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2/20/2018

Department of State Implementing PA Supreme Court's Remedial Congressional Map
 
Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today said the Department of State is taking necessary steps to implement the remedial congressional map released Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
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2/15/2018

PUC Chairman Brown Brings #UtilityCareers Campaign to Lancaster;
 
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown today joined with leaders from the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, in Lancaster, along with utilities from across the state, to highlight the importance and impact of educating the next generation of utility workers.
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2/14/2018

Governor Wolf Signs Stronger Lobbying Restrictions Bill into Law
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 1175 into law, now Act 2 of 2018, renewing his commitment to change the culture of Harrisburg and make state government more efficient and transparent.
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2/13/2018

Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patients
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced medical marijuana will be available for patients at approved dispensaries beginning February 15.
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2/13/2018

Auditor General DePasquale to Audit Delaware, Susquehanna River Basin Commissions
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he is immediately starting the department's first-ever audits of the Delaware River Basin Commission and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.
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2/11/2018

Wolf Administration Invests $1.2 Million into Education and Prevention Programs to Fight Sexual Violence
 
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced a new round of funding for the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education program under the Wolf Administration. The department was awarded $1.2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue to work on education and prevention of sexual violence and unhealthy relationships.
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2/9/2018

At Philadelphia Diner, Attorney General Shapiro Stands with Workers to Oppose Trump Administration Tip Rule
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today held a press conference at Morning Glory Diner in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philadelphia to announce his opposition to a proposed rule change by the Trump Administration that would allow employers to keep the tips earned by waiters, waitresses, bartenders and other service industry workers.
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2/8/2019

Governor Wolf: We Must Support Single Parents in Post-Secondary Education
 
Governor Tom Wolf today visited Misericordia University's Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program to outline his bold budget plan to create the strongest workforce in the nation. The governor's Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) will provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement, including $5 million in funding to support single parents in post-secondary education. Governor Wolf was joined by Representative Karen Boback, a Misericordia alumna.
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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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