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6/3/2016

Governor Wolf, Advocates Praise Fair Funding Formula, Call for Budget to Fund It
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined members of the General Assembly and education advocates to praise the enactment of a permanent fair funding formula for Pennsylvania schools.
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6/2/2016

Governor Wolf Holds Press Conference to Discuss Pennsylvania's Opioid Crisis to Discuss $34 Million Budget Request to Fight Epidemic
 
Philadephia, PA - Governor Tom Wolf will hold a press conference to discuss Pennsylvania's opioid crisis and discuss the $34 million request he made in the upcoming budget to fight the epidemic.
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6/1/2016

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Now Accepting Online Donations Benefitting the Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial
 
Harrisburg, Pa. - With Memorial Day quickly approaching, the Pennsylvania D epartment of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has added a new opportunity for individuals or businesses to make an online donation to the Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial Trust Fund. Donations via the online application at www.donate.dmva.pa.gov will be used to preserve the Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial , located at the federal Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Lebanon County
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6/1/2016

Pennsylvania Takes Steps to Lead on Autonomous Vehicle Development, Testing with Newly Established Task Force, Legislation
 
Citing the future anticipated benefits to travel safety, the environment and mobility, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards today joined elected, industry and other transportation officials to mark the state's continued and progressive steps as a national leader in the safe, innovative development of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies.
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6/1/2016

Department of Health Announces First Phase of Temporary Regulations for Medical Marijuana Implementation in Pennsylvania
 
Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy today announced the department has started working on temporary regulations in order to implement the medical marijuana program in Pennsylvania and will be seeking input from the public, stakeholders, and partners throughout the process.
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5/24/2016

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Now Accepting Online Donations Benefitting the Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial
 
Harrisburg, Pa. - With Memorial Day quickly approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has added a new opportunity for individuals or businesses to make an online donation to the Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial Trust Fund. Donations via the online application at www.donate.dmva.pa.gov will be used to preserve the Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial, located at the federal Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Lebanon County.
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5/24/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Children's Lives Being Put at Risk Because Nearly 42,000 Calls to Child Abuse Hotline Unanswered
 
Thousands of children across the commonwealth could have been left in dangerous situations, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today, because of severe deficiencies at ChildLine, the state hotline for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
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5/23/2016

Pennsylvania Unveils Five-year Affordable Housing Strategy
 
Today, the leaders of the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) released a five-year housing strategy to connect Pennsylvanians to affordable, integrated, and supportive housing.
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5/17/2016

Governor Wolf, Physician General Levine Remind Pennsylvanians about the Availability of Naloxone to Combat Overdoses
 
Lemoyne, PA - Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Lemoyne to remind Pennsylvania residents and pharmacists that a doctor's prescription is not needed to obtain the life-saving opioid overdose antidote drug naloxone.
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5/16/2016

Governor Wolf Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
 
With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles appearing on Pennsylvania roadways rising, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation commemorating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
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5/16/2016

PennDOT Announces New Bike Route Mapping Tool To Assist Riders
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) joined other state and local officials today in kicking off Bike to Work Week May 16 - 20 by announcing the launch of a new interactive mapping tool for BicyclePA routes
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5/12/2016

Popular KeystoneHELP Program Re-launches: Millions of Pennsylvania Residents Now Eligible for Low-interest, Fixed-rate Financing for Energy Efficient Home Improvements
 
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Pennsylvania Treasury, in partnership with leading national clean energy finance company Renew Financial and the Energy Programs, a national nonprofit, is pleased to announce the re-launch of the award-winning Keystone Home Energy Loan Program which provides Pennsylvania homeowners with up to $20,000 of affordable financing for home energy efficiency improvements. KeystoneHELP is additionally supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.
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5/12/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Calls on General Assembly to Require All School Districts to Bid Student Transportation Services
 
Says his audits found 19 districts spent $54.8 million more than state reimbursement provide
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5/4/2016

At Governor's Residence, Governor Wolf Joins Cabinet Members, Experts, Community Leaders to Discuss Strategies for Combating Opioid Crisis
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf joined members of his cabinet, local officials, law enforcement, health care professionals, emergency responders and stakeholders at a panel today to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.
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5/3/2016

State Environmental Officials Band, Inspect Harrisburg's Newest Young Peregrine Falcons
 
Harrisburg, PA - Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today banded and inspected the three young peregrine falcons nesting on the 15th Floor of the Rachel Carson State Office Building to ensure they are healthy and disease free before they enter their next stage of development -- learning to fly.
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