PAcast
Twitter
Facebook
RSS
App Store
pa.gov

8/6/2018

First Lady Frances Wolf Hosts Roundtable on Equal Pay, Encourages Continued Action to End Gender Pay Gap in Pennsylvania
 
First Lady Frances Wolf and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today joined business leaders, lawmakers and advocates for a roundtable discussion at the Governor's Residence focused on Governor Wolf's executive action to address the gender pay gap in state government and the need to enact similar policies to protect all women in Pennsylvania from gender-based pay discrimination.
Share

8/3/2018

Record Mosquito Numbers and West Nile Virus Threaten Pennsylvanians
 
Receding floodwaters and heavy rains across Pennsylvania are creating a perfect storm of conditions, that have contributed to the highest level of West Nile virus activity in the mosquito population since the disease was first introduced in 2000. The disease, which has infected more than 150 people in the past six years, is on track to pose an unusually higher than normal risk this year and is widespread throughout the commonwealth, having already been found in 51 Pennsylvania Counties as of August 1, 2018.
Share

8/2/2018

First Lady Frances Wolf Visits Harrisburg University, Highlights Governor Wolf's Investments in STEM Education through PAsmart
 
First Lady Frances Wolf today joined students, educators and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to highlight a $20 million investment Governor Wolf is making in STEM and computer science learning through his PAsmart initiative. The First Lady visited with high school and middle school students who are participating in STEM Summer Exploration Camps focused on various topics including coding, biotechnology and 3D modeling. During the visit, the First Lady emphasized the need to increase participation of girls and young women in STEM education.
Share

8/2/2018

PA Lottery Sales and Prizes Hit New Record; Proceeds to Benefit Older Pennsylvanians Top $1 Billion for Seventh Year
 
Middletown, PA - The Pennsylvania Lottery sold a record of more than $4.2 billion in games in the 2017-18 fiscal year, from which it paid a record of more than $2.7 billion in prizes to winners and generated more than $1 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians.
Share

8/1/2018

Wolf Administration Announces Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers Available for Seniors, WIC Participants
 
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced that as part of the Wolf Administration's strategy for a hunger-free Pennsylvania, eligible residents can access fresh, Pennsylvania-grown produce - at no cost -- through the Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs.
Share

7/31/2018

Wolf Administration Issues Permits for Medical Marijuana Grower/Processers
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration today issued grower/processer permits to 13 entities for Phase II of the Medical Marijuana Program.
Share

7/31/2018

CASE UPDATE: Catholic priest pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 10-year-old boy in Greensburg Diocese
 
A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Greensburg, John Thomas Sweeney, pleaded guilty today to committing a sexual assault against a 10-year-old boy. Sweeney pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault at a hearing in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court. Sweeney was arrested and charged with assault last summer by the Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Share

7/30/2018

Wolf Administration: Phase-in of Dry Leaf
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration today announced that the dry leaf form of medical marijuana will be phased in at dispensaries starting Aug. 1 at 16 locations and expanding to 28 locations the following week.
Share

7/30/2018

Wolf Administration Hosts Demonstration of PA Business One-Stop Shop, Highlighting Governor's Commitment to Entrepreneurship and Small Business
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Finance Carol Kilko was joined by Harrisburg-area entrepreneur Amma Johnson, founder of the AMMA JO brand, to demonstrate Governor Wolf's new PA Business One-Stop Shop, a tool designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business.
Share

7/26/2018

Governor Wolf Tours Flood Impacted Areas in Schuylkill County
 
Governor Wolf visited Schuylkill County to tour some of the areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that have swept through the commonwealth. The governor, joined by PEMA director Rick Flinn, and Schuylkill County emergency management personnel, visited areas hardest hit in the western portion of the county, including damage to homes, roads, bridges, and landscaping from streams that experienced flash floods. MEDIA CONTACT: J.J. Abbott, 717.783.1116
Share

7/26/2018

Governor Wolf, Public Safety Officials Provide Briefing on Tour of Central Pennsylvania Impacted by Heavy Rains and Flooding
 
Harrisburg, PA - At the conclusion of today's tour of central Pennsylvania areas impacted by heavy rains and flooding, Governor Tom Wolf and public safety cabinet officials provided a briefing at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on the extent of the impact and next steps for clean-up.
Share

7/25/2018

Wolf Administration Condemns Trump EPA Plan to Weaken Car Emissions Standards
 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and leaders from the health and environmental communities today condemned the Trump administration's plan to weaken federal vehicle efficiency standards. McDonnell was joined by representatives of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania condemned the proposed weakened rules.
Share

7/24/2018

Wolf Administration Highlights Importance of Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes
 
Elizabethtown, PA - Today at Masonic Village Nursing Home in Elizabethtown, Wolf Administration officials emphasized the importance of improving antibiotic stewardship practices and reducing inappropriate use of antibiotics. Antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in nursing homes, but up to 75 percent are incorrectly prescribed. The intensity of antibiotic prescribing and use to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) in nursing home facilities increases the risk for life-threatening adverse effects. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics has contributed to the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including Clostridium difficile, better known as c-diff, infections.
Share

7/24/2018

Wolf Administration Highlights Job Training Program Success Stories Made Possible by Governor's Manufacturing PA Initiative
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins joined representatives from Reading Area Community College (RACC), Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI), Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, and other partners to provide an update on Governor Wolf's Manufacturing PA initiative, which supports Pennsylvania's manufacturing community through strategic partnerships while emphasizing job training to career pathways.
Share

7/24/2018

Governor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania's Economy
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in Philadelphia today to highlight Pennsylvania's significant progress and investments in education to reverse years of cuts and prepare students with the skills for a rewarding career in the 21st century economy.
Share