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5/17/2017

PA Council on the Arts and PA Turnpike Commission Unveil Student-Created Mural at Lawn Service Plaza
 
Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts (PCA) unveiled a newly completed, student-created mural at the Turnpike's Lawn Service Plaza as part of a new program called Art Sparks. The program, which is a partnership between the PTC and PCA, utilizes the PCA's Arts in Education residency program to develop original artwork that will be displayed at Turnpike service plazas across the 550-mile system.
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5/16/2017

Wolf to White House: Don't Impede Progress on Addiction Crisis
 
Governor Tom Wolf today wrote White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner to express concern over the White House's embrace of the American Health Care Act and the devastating impact the House-passed bill would have on the heroin crisis and treatment for those with substance use disorder. According to various reports, Mr. Kushner is heading the administration's efforts around the national heroin and opioid epidemic.
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5/15/2017

Wolf Administration, State Officials Discuss Bicycle Safety, Benefits and Improvements for Cyclists to Mark Bike to Work Week
 
With the start of Bike to Work week, the Wolf Administration announced a series of improvements for bicyclists during an event featuring an executive bike ride around Harrisburg by several cabinet members, other officials, and staff. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) joined in the ride.
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5/15/2017

Governor Wolf Attended Harrisburg Regional Chamber Breakfast
 
Governor Wolf Attended Harrisburg Regional Chamber Breakfast
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5/15/2017

Governor Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro Announce Launch of Reentry Council
 
Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro, along with members of the governor's cabinet and legislators, today announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council (PRC), created to educate the public, members of law enforcement and criminal justice, and policymakers on why supporting prisoner reentry efforts is essential to reducing crime and violence. The council will provide a forum for the sharing of best practices on reentry and will help to identify barriers to successful reentry for persons with criminal records.
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5/11/2017

Governor Wolf Celebrates Drug Take-Back Box Success, Announces Philadelphia Police Naloxone Funding at Visit to Walgreens
 
Today, Governor Wolf was joined by Acting Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jen Smith, Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Gary Tuggle, and executives and staff of Walgreens to celebrate the success of the prescription drug take-back box program and to formally announce additional funding to provide the Philadelphia police with naloxone.
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5/10/2017

Harrisburg's Newest Peregrine Falcons Banded in Educational Event Streamed Live
 
In an educational event attended by students and streamed live, officials from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today banded the three young peregrine falcons nesting on the 15th floor of the Rachel Carson State Office Building.
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5/9/2017

Attorney General Shapiro: Bucks County consumers scammed by Feasterville 'Motor Mart'
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today detailed a lawsuit against a Bucks County business and its president accused of violating Pennsylvania consumer protection laws by repeatedly failing to deliver paid-for repairs, equipment and tools to its customers.
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5/8/2017

Governor Wolf Receives Award for Commitment to Early Childhood Education
 
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5/5/2017

Governor Wolf Bans the Box on State Employee Applications
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced a Fair-Chance hiring policy for state agencies that will remove the criminal conviction question, otherwise known as 'banning the box,' from non-civil service employment applications for agencies under the governor's jurisdiction.
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5/2/2017

Trooper Landon Weaver Honored at State Police Memorial Ceremony
 
A young Pennsylvania State Police trooper who gave his life in the line of duty was remembered by his family, fellow troopers, and the public today at a memorial ceremony in Hershey. Trooper Landon Weaver was just 23 years old when he was shot and killed on December 30, 2016. He had enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in December of 2015 and was assigned to the Patrol Unit of Troop G, Huntingdon.
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5/1/2017

State Treasurer Torsella, Local Government Officials, Highlight Successful Energy Program, Saving Taxpayer Dollars
 
State Treasurer Joe Torsella today joined with local government officials in SE, PA and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to host a press conference on an innovative energy savings program offered in partnership with Treasury's PennSEF program. PennSEF provides legal and technical assistance, as well as low - cost capital, for energy improvement projects by municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals.
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4/28/2017

Department of Community and Economic Development Holds Kick-Off for Pennsylvania Small Business Week
 
Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver held a kick-off for Pennsylvania Small Business week at Mission Critical Solutions (MSC), celebrating entrepreneurs and small business owners for their contributions to Pennsylvania's economy and drawing attention to the resources available to support them.
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4/28/2017

DCNR, Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Plant Trees Along Creek at Laurel Hill State Park for Arbor Day
 
To celebrate Arbor Day, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined young adults participating in the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps planting trees along Laurel Hill Creek in Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County, to protect and improve water quality.
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4/27/2017

State and Federal Officials Promote National Drug Take-Back Day
 
State and federal officials today encouraged Pennsylvanians to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs by taking them to a drug take-back box or location on Saturday.
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