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5/10/2018

PA Turnpike Commission and PA Council on the Arts Unveil Student Artwork at Somerset Turnpike Service Plaza
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) were joined by students, families and local and state officials today at the South Somerset Service Plaza to unveil artwork designed and created by Somerset Area High School students.
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5/10/2018

Governor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction Program
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced the roll out of new grant and rebate programs to improve air quality in Pennsylvania funded by the $118 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, Pennsylvania's share of the settlement for allegations of cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests.
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5/9/2018

Governor Wolf Honors 47 State Employees for Innovations that Create a Government That Works
 
Governor Tom Wolf today honored 47 state employees with the annual Governor's Awards of Excellence and thanked them for building on his reforms to create a Government That Works.
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5/7/2018

Governor Wolf Joins Fraternal Order of Police for Memorial Service to Honor Fallen Heroes
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined the Fraternal Order of Police for its annual memorial service, offering remarks in tribute to the fallen heroes who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice.
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5/4/2018

AG Shapiro: Two Altoona Franciscan Friars Plead to Endangering the Welfare of Children
 
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced his office has accepted pleas from two Franciscan friars for their criminal conduct in allowing a member of their religious order to sexually abuse more than 100 children over a period of many years at a Johnstown high school.
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5/3/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Launches Review of Statewide Radio Network
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he will soon begin an audit of the recently-awarded deal to replace the unreliable and ineffective statewide radio system that failed Pennsylvania State Police and first responders over the past 20 years.
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5/2/2018

Fallen Troopers Remembered at Pennsylvania State Police Day Memorial Ceremony
 
Friends, families, and community members joined hundreds of current and retired troopers from across the commonwealth at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey on Wednesday to honor the 98 members of the department who have died in the line of duty since 1905. Special attention was devoted to Trooper Michael P. Stewart III, who lost his life as the result of a two-vehicle crash while on patrol in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, in the early morning hours of July 14, 2017. Trooper Stewart was 26 years old.
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5/2/2018

Governor Wolf Hosts First Opioid Command Center on the Road in Southwest Pennsylvania
 
Governor Tom Wolf today hosted the first regional meeting of the Opioid Command Center at the Southwestern PA Human Services Inc. Care Center in Washington, as part of his continuing 90-day heroin and opioid disaster declaration.
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5/1/2018

Governor Wolf Launches New Fellowship Program to Connect Students and Manufacturers to Advance Innovation in Pennsylvania
 
Today, Governor Wolf announced the opening of a new fellowship program through his Manufacturing PA Initiative designed to partner Pennsylvania's best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students with local manufacturers to develop new technologies and advance innovation statewide.
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4/30/2018

Governor Wolf, Legislators Introduce New Bipartisan Severance Tax Legislation
 
Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by a bipartisan coalition of legislative members to announce the introduction of legislation that will create a reasonable, commonsense severance tax in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 1000, and its companion House Bill 2253, will give Pennsylvania's citizens their fair share of revenues from the natural gas industry.
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4/29/2018

PA Turnpike Activates Cashless Tolling Pilot at Clarks Summit and Keyser Avenue on Northeastern Extension
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is reminding motorists the Clarks Summit (No. 130) and Keyser Avenue (No. 121) interchanges on the PA Turnpike's Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lackawanna County have been converted to a cashless tolling system this weekend as part of the agency's pilot program.
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4/27/2018

Wolf Administration: Warm Hand-Offs Help Transition Overdose Survivors to Treatment
 
Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jennifer Smith and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today joined with partners in the drug and alcohol treatment and emergency physician communities to discuss takeaways and next steps following regional summits held to discuss warm hand-off programs around the commonwealth.
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4/27/2018

Governor Wolf: Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Local Economies, Hospitals
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representatives Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer, as well as St. Luke's University Health Network leaders and physicians today to celebrate the positive economic and health care impact of expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania. Shortly after taking office, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid in February of 2015. More than 700,000 people have gained access to a doctor after enrolling in the health insurance program.
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4/26/2018

Department of State Hosts Vendor Demonstration of Voting Systems with a Paper Record
 
The Department of State held a demonstration of new voting systems that provide a paper record from five vendors today at the Farm Show Complex. Earlier this month, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres informed counties they will need to select a new voting system that provides a paper trail by the end of 2019, and preferably have a system in place by the November 2019 general election.
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4/25/2018

Wolf Administration Debuts Senior Emergency Preparedness Video
 
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Department of Aging today hosted a debut screening of 'Preparing Together for Emergencies' - a video that prepares older Pennsylvanians for disaster and emergency situations.
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