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5/2/2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike and PennDOT Announce 70 mph Speed Limit Expansion Nearly 1,000 Highway Miles in all to be Posted at Higher Speed Limit.
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced additional stretches of the interstate network that will be posted with 70 mph speed limits. Starting tomorrow, 396 additional miles of the Turnpike and 400 additional miles of certain PennDOT highways will be converted to 70 mph; combined with the 201 combined miles of Turnpike and PennDOT roadways already at 70 mph since July 2014, motorists will see the higher speed limit on 997 miles of roadway in the Commonwealth.
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5/2/2016

Governor Wolf made remarks at an FOP Memorial Service to honor fallen heroes
 
Governor Wolf made remarks at an FOP Memorial Service to honor fallen heroes. As Pennsylvanians, we all mourn their passing and remember their willingness to put their lives on the line for all of us. In so many ways, their sacrifice reminds us all of the heroic commitment each officer has made to the rest of us. Governor Wolf honored the following law enforcement officers: Officer Lloyd E. Reed, Jr. of St. Clair Township Police Department - Patrolman John James Wilding of the Scranton Police Department - Lieutenant Eric Alan Eslary of the Ligonier Police Department - Detective Paul John Koropal of the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office - Sergeant Robert Francis Wilson, III of the Philadelphia Police Department
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4/29/2016

Wolf Administration Announces Plans To Improve Bicycle Access, Discusses Revitalization For Pennsylvania Wilds Region
 
Officials from the state departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced plans that the departments will begin in May to review necessary steps to improve bicycle safety, accessibility and connectivity on Route 6 across the state's northern tier.
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4/29/2016

Department of Health Launches Immunization Campaign with a Message to Parents: 'Don't Wait. Vaccinate.' World Immunization Week, April 24 - 30, 2016
 
Scranton, PA - The Department of Health (DOH) today partnered with the Scranton School District to kick off its 2016 'Don't Wait. Vaccinate.' campaign. Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy read to kindergarten children at John G. Whittier Elementary School in Scranton and reminded parents to make getting their children's vaccines a top priority before the end of the current school year.
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4/28/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Continues to Audit All State Spending; Preparing to Track Extra Costs if Budget Delayed Beyond June 30
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his office is already preparing to audit all state and federal funds spent during the current fiscal year and that he will immediately start tracking extra costs if the 2016-17 budget is not finalized by June 30.
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4/21/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Victims of Spousal Abuse
 
Allentown, PA - Today, Governor Wolf signed HB12 which breaks down barriers for victims of spousal abuse by empowering victims to take control of their divorce proceedings. 'When someone else experiences spousal abuse, it reflects - and often reinforces - a number of negative forces. It promotes a culture of unfairness and discrimination. It feeds on the pernicious idea that some people have clearer rights than others,' said Governor Tom Wolf.
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4/18/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
Governor Wolf today signed into law the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (PA ABLE) that enables the creation of tax-exempt savings accounts specifically for people with qualified disabilities and their families.
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4/17/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill into Law
 
Joined by advocates, members of his administration, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
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4/14/2016

Dr. Loren Robinson provides an overview of the medical marijuana legislation
 
Dr. Loren Robinson, Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, provides an overview of the medical marijuana legislation, which will be signed into law by Gov. Wolf on Sunday, and discusses how the program will be rolled out in the coming months.
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4/13/2016

Lt. Governor Stack, State Senators Back Two-Year State Budget Cycle
 
Harrisburg, PA - A group of Democratic and Republican state Senators joined Lt. Governor Mike Stack today to express support for adopting a two-year state budget cycle to replace the current annual process. At a press conference in the state Capitol, they announced the introduction of a constitutional amendment, sponsored by Republican Ryan Aument, aimed at implementing that change.
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4/13/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Finds PACE/PACENET Oversight Board Nonexistent
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said the recent audit of the commonwealth's PACE/PACENET programs showed that the years-long lack of an active,
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4/13/2016

DCNR, Western Pa. Conservancy Planting Two Acres of Trees Along Lake at Yellow Creek State Park, Indiana County
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and volunteers in planting two acres of trees along the lake at Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County to improve water quality.
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4/11/2016

Governor Wolf joined Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and legislators to discuss the repercussions of the Republican anti-choice bill.
 
Governor Wolf joined Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and legislators to discuss the repercussions of the Republican anti-choice bill.
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4/7/2016

Governor Wolf Expands Non- Discrimination Protections for State Workers, Contractors
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed two executive orders that expand protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for state employees and, for the first time, employees of contractors doing business with the commonwealth. Governor Wolf's executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.
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4/5/2016

PennDOT Customers Can Opt To Save a Life Through Organ Donation
 
PennDOT invites driver license and identification card holders to celebrate National Donate Life Month in April by registering to be an organ donor and sharing a unique opportunity to help others in need live longer, better lives.
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