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10/18/2016

HARRISBURG - Lieutenant Governor Stack Co-Chairs Hearing on Access to Drug Treatment
 
Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack co-chaired a public hearing along with Secretary Gary Tennis of the state Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). The hearing was one of a series being held around the state this fall under House Resolution 590, which tasked DDAP with evaluating access to drug and alcohol abuse treatment in Pennsylvania and reporting back to the Legislature. It took place at 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, in Heritage Rooms A & B.
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10/17/2016

Governor Wolf Recognizes Law Enforcement for Battling Opioid Epidemic
 
Governor Wolf today thanked Pennsylvania's law enforcement community for combating the opioid epidemic by carrying the overdose reversal drug Naloxone. There are now 17 counties that have full participation of police departments carrying Naloxone. He also encouraged other municipal police departments to carry Naloxone. Governor Tom Wolf was joined by the Pennsylvania State Police, district attorneys, capitol police officers, and other state partners.
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10/12/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Leads to Major Changes at ChildLine , Helping Protect More At - Risk Children Says DHS has made significant improvements, but more must still be done
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said major changes at t he Department of Human Services' (DHS) child - abuse hotline, ChildLine, are making a significant difference in helping children who might be victims of abuse or neglect.
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10/5/2016

PennDOT, DCNR Secretaries Ride Proposed Pike2Bike Trail in Breezewood
 
Harrisburg - Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards, along with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Dunn, today jointly rode the proposed Pike2Bike trail in Bedford and Fulton counties, which uses the former right of way of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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10/4/2016

Department of Health Releases Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force Report; Outlines Significant Improvements to Oversight of Pennsylvania's Facilities Attorney General provides $1.2 million to facilitate changes
 
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today released the recommendationsof the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force. The task force was created as part of the department's proactive efforts under the Wolf Administration to make the most significant changes to nursing home oversight in nearly two decades. Secretary Murphy also announced the Office of Attorney General is providing $1.2 million to help facilitate the recommended changes.
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9/29/2016

DDAP Hosts Panel of Medical Providers, People in Recovery to Discuss Ways to Improve Addiction Treatment
 
Today, medical providers from across Pennsylvania came together with
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9/29/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says DHS Must Stop Putting Public Assistance Benefits on ACCESS Cards Associated with Deceased People
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest audit shows that over a 12-month period the Department of Human Services (DHS) paid public assistance benefits to 2,324 deceased Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders' accounts.
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9/29/2016

Pennsylvania Capitol Police Open Downtown Harrisburg Substation New location will enhance ability to serve increased number of state workers in downtown area
 
Harrisburg, PA - State Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper and Pennsylvania Capitol Police Deputy Superintendent Kevin Brown were joined by Bradley Jones, CEO and President of Harristown Enterprises Inc., to officially open a new Pennsylvania Capitol Police Substation at 333 Market Street in Harrisburg. The new location will allow the agency to better serve the increased number of state workers in the downtown area as a result of the influx of more than 750 employees who were moved into Strawberry Square earlier this year.
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9/28/2016

PennDOT, City of Harrisburg and Carnegie Mellon University
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the City of Harrisburg, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today highlighted safety and technology advances by conducting an Automated Vehicle demonstration at the Capitol in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Safety Symposium.
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9/28/2016

Governor Wolf Outlines Legislative Priorities in
 
Governor Addresses Joint Session of the House and Senate
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9/22/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audits of PA Cyber Charter School, Two Other Schools Reaffirm Need to Overhaul Charter School Law
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said recent audits of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber), which enrolls students from 484 districts, and two related schools in Beaver County once again demonstrate the urgent need to overhaul the worst charter school law in the nation.
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9/21/2016

OAG's Mobile Street Crimes Unit files felony drug charges against more than 75 defendants The cases stem from the unit's recent six-month deployment in Beaver County
 
BEAVER - Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer today announced the results of a successful fourth deployment for the Office of Attorney General's Mobile Street Crimes Unit, which has spent the last six months working in an undercover capacity in Beaver County.
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9/15/2016

GOTIME: PennDOT to Save More Than $28 Million with New Mobile Construction App Through Improved Efficiency
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf lauded PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards for the department's innovative mobile construction app displayed today at an Interstate 83 construction site, noting that use of the mobile technology by field staff is helping save money and meeting the administration's GO-TIME challenge for state government to work smarter.
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9/15/2016

Department of Human Services Announces Significant Improvements at Pennsylvania's Child Abuse Hotline
 
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas today announced several improvements to ChildLine, the department's child abuse hotline, as well as to the child abuse history clearance process.
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9/14/2016

Governor Wolf continues schools that teach tour to discuss historic education investment and new fair funding formula.
 
Governor Wolf continues schools that teach tour to highlight progress in education funding over the last two years, including: $415 million in basic education funding, $60 million for early childhood education, and $50 million in special education funding.
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