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1/17/2017

Swearing-In, New PA Treasurer Joe Torsella Calls for Accountability, Transparency and Innovation with Bipartisan Support
 
HARRISBURG - After taking the oath of office at Camp Curtin Academy, a Harrisburg, PA public middle school, Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella called for a commitment to government that is accountable, transparent and uses technology and innovation to financially empower all Pennsylvanians. Torsella swore the oath on a Bible that belonged to Pennsylvania Founder, William Penn stressing that the commonwealth will have a Treasurer who is not just honest and accountable, but who also helps more working Pennsylvanians save for retirement, more families save for college and who uses our common resources to build our common future.
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1/17/2017

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Sworn in for Second Term
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale was sworn in today for his second term. In his second term, DePasquale pledged to focus on protecting children, continuing to call for the testing of all untested rape kits, and supporting efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
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1/17/2017

Josh Shapiro Sworn In as Pennsylvania Attorney General
 
HARRISBURG, PA - Josh Shapiro was sworn in today as Pennsylvania's 6th elected Attorney General, vowing to ensure integrity, safeguard Pennsylvanians' rights, health and safety, and tackle the heroin and opioid epidemic in a comprehensive way.
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1/13/2017

Pennsylvania State Police Mark National AMBER Alert Awareness Day
 
Today, the Pennsylvania State Police recognized AMBER Alert Awareness Day at Troop H headquarters in Harrisburg. AMBER Alert, the national early warning notification system for abducted children marks its 21st year in 2017.
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1/12/2017

Governor Wolf Announces $25 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania's Rural Health System
 
As in other states across the nation, providing access to quality health care for Pennsylvanians residing in rural communities has become increasingly challenging. Since 1990, health outcomes in rural communities across America have deteriorated. While people living in urban areas have seen better health outcomes and an improved access to care, those in rural areas face much starker health challenges.
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1/11/2017

Public Officials Day at the PA Farm Show.
 
PA Department of Agriculture Secretary, Russell C. Redding
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1/9/2017

Department of Health Offering Free Flu Shots, Promoting Opioid Overdose Awareness, and Demonstrating Hands-Only CPR at Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Department of Health is offering free flu shots all week at its booth at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. The booth will also offer information on how everyone can acquire and administer naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug, perform hands-only CPR, as well as several other interactive displays throughout the week.
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1/9/2017

State Health Officials Discuss Opioid Abuse and Other Important Topics with Local Students in Observance of 'Teen Health Week' Governor's proclamation declares January 9-13 Teen Health Week
 
In recognition of Teen Health Week, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Dr. Loren Robinson today joined local students and medical experts in the Capitol Rotunda to discuss how teens across the commonwealth can improve their health.
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1/7/2017

101st Farm Show Opening Ceremony Launches a New Century for PA Agriculture at 'Our Commonwealth's Blue Ribbon Experience'
 
Harrisburg, PA - After 100 years, the tradition runs deep, but the venue was new and the focus on the future for today's opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Future agriculture leaders and young people representing the state's major commodity products joined Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Bob Casey, Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, and State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
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1/6/2017

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding joins groups at the Fill A Glass With Hope event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
 
Fill a Glass With Hope is a partnership formed among Feeding Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association, Mid-Atlantic Dairy, agriculture partners, and business leaders that provides fresh milk to Pennsylvania families in need through Feeding Pennsylvania's statewide network of food banks. Initially launched in June 2014 as an initiative with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, an announcement was made at the 2016 Farm Show that this program - through Feeding Pennsylvania - was being expanded to become Pennsylvania's first statewide charitable fresh milk program.
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1/6/2017

Department of Corrections Discusses Plans to Close Two State Prisons in Cost-Cutting Measure
 
Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel met with union officials and the agency's leadership team to discuss the plan to close two prisons and reduce by half the community corrections population by June 30, 2017, as part of spending reductions in response to the state budget deficit.
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1/5/2017

Half-Ton Butter Sculpture Showcases Culture of Stewardship During 101st Farm Show
 
'Our Commonwealth's Blue Ribbon Experience' Kicks Off January 7
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12/22/2016

Governor Wolf Announces 511PAConnect to Keep Stranded Motorists Safe , Informed
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today announced the launch of 511PAConnect, a new initiative that will provide information updates to motorists in the event of a long - term road closure due to accidents on the Pennsylvania Turnpike or other st ate roadways. Following last year's significant trapped queue during Winter Storm Jonas, Wolf tasked state agencies to develop a tool to better keep drivers informed in similar situations in the future.
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12/21/2016

14478 Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania
 
At her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017.
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12/15/2016

Physician General Joins School Nurse to Fill Naloxone Prescription at CVS Pharmacy using Standing Order
 
Enola, PA - Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today joined a high school nurse at a CVS Pharmacy to demonstrate how to fill prescriptions for naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug which is readily available to anyone in the commonwealth due to the standing order signed by Dr. Levine.
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