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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.


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.


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.


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.


Governor Wolf Receives Award for Commitment to Early Childhood Education


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania
Today, at her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy provided an update on the application intake process for growers/processors and dispensaries and discussed steps moving forward for practitioner and patient regulations.


Governor Wolf, State Treasurer Torsella Discuss Passive Investments, Saving Taxpayer Dollars
Today, Governor Wolf joined State Treasurer Torsella to host a press conference at the Capitol about SERS and PSERS Passive Investments. The two discussed the benefits of reducing investment costs by moving away from Wall Street money managers, implementing administrative efficiencies, and increasing savings opportunities.


Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program Underway Until June 19
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue today announced the launch of a Tax Amnesty program. Eligible individuals and businesses can apply now through June 19, 2017 to pay past-due state taxes and have all penalties and half of the interest waived.


Governor Wolf Announces 79 Projects to Receive DEP Environmental Education Grants
Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 79 projects statewide are receiving almost $1.2 million in Environmental Education Grants from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2017. 'Through the DEP Environmental Education Grants, Pennsylvanians of all ages gain knowledge of the natural world, appreciation for the importance of a healthy environment, and an understanding of the need for environmental protection and sound resource management,' said Governor Wolf.