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9/24/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Says State Could Reap Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Annually by Regulating, Taxing Marijuana
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today told a crowd gathered in the state Capitol rotunda that Pennsylvania is missing out on more than half-a-billion dollars per year in revenue by not regulating and taxing marijuana - money that could fund critical initiatives that affect Pennsylvanians' lives.
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9/22/2018

Wolf Administration Hosts Coding Event to Use Data and Technology to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
 
Nearly 450 technology professionals, addiction and recovery experts, college students, state officials and others will participate in a statewide coding event to find solutions to the opioid epidemic. 'Code4PA' will begin this weekend at locations in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
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9/21/2018

PA Turnpike, Funding Partners Celebrate Opening of Interstate 95 Link
 
- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, along with its ground-transportation funding partners, today celebrated the opening of a long-awaited interchange connecting Interstates 95 and 276 (the PA Turnpike) in Bucks County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike/Interstate 95 Interchange Project will directly connect the two highways beginning this weekend.
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9/20/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Speaks at State Firemen's Association Conference in Gettysburg Today
 
Gettysburg - Today, Pennsylvania Auditor General, Eugene DePasquale visited the Gettysburg
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9/20/2018

DePasquale Outraged Billions in Hidden Wall St. Fees Paid by Public Employee Pension Plans
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released the following statement about revelations that pension plans for teachers, state police officers, corrections officers and other public employees paid $3.8 billion in hidden fees over 10 years
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9/19/2018

Wolf Administration Discusses Trends and Preparations for Extreme Weather, Outlines Tips and Resources for Pennsylvanians
 
In what is already the wettest year on record in much of Pennsylvania and in recognition of National Preparedness Month, Wolf Administration officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and the state Insurance Department today discussed how the state is analyzing and preparing for extreme weather, and also offered tips and resources for Pennsylvanians.
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9/18/2018

Attorney General Shapiro, State Rep. Stephens, Local DAs, Support Reform to Strengthen Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Abuse
 
NORRISTOWN - Attorney General Josh Shapiro today hosted a roundtable and press conference with state legislators, district attorneys, survivors of child sexual abuse and others to highlight the need for the legislature to approve four key reforms recommended by a statewide grand jury that investigated sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Church clergy and decades of institutional cover up by church leaders.
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9/17/2018

State Program Delivers More Than $5.4 Million to Thousands of Crime Victims
 
York, Pa . - Pennsylvania Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell and York County officials today highlighted the positive impact of the state income tax refund intercept program, which has delivered more than $5.4 million to Pennsylvania's co urts since its inception last year. The program helps to ensure justice in part by deducting court - ordered restitution from the personal income tax refunds of people who have been convicted of a crime, allowing the money to be transferred to crime victims .
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9/12/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Update on Program Offering Coordinated, Quality Health Care in Homes, Communities
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Deputy Secretary for the Office of Long-Term Living Kevin Hancock today at the Capitol Media Center provided an update on the implementation of the Community HealthChoices (CHC). CHC launched in southwestern Pennsylvania on January 1, 2018, and is rolling out to the Southeast on January 1, 2019.
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9/12/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Finds Former Coatesville School Superintendent Stole $54,597 in Unauthorized Salary Increases
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said the former superintendent at Coatesville Area School District gave himself three consecutive and excessive unauthorized salary increases totaling $54,597 while the school district was struggling to meet operating expenses.
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9/7/2018

TREASURER TORSELLA CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF KEYSTONE SCHOLARS LEGISLATION
 
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today was joined by Senator John Gordner, a key legislative partner, to celebrate the passage into law of Treasury's new scholarship grant program, Keystone Scholars. The program becomes available to all Pennsylvania families statewide in January 2019.
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9/7/2018

Governor Wolf Helps Launch New STEM Teacher Training Fellowship
 
Demonstrating a commitment to STEM education to strengthen the economy, Governor Tom Wolf joined Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation; the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and other education and non-profit leaders today to announce the new Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching Fellows program. The fellowship will provide a pipeline of excellent STEM teachers for Pennsylvania's schools.
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9/5/2018

Wolf Administration Kicks off National Recovery Month
 
Today, Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith was joined by individuals in recovery, stakeholders, advocates, and community members in the Capitol Rotunda to kick off statewide September celebrations of individuals in recovery.
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9/5/2018

Governor Wolf Meets with Corrections Officers to Discuss Safety Concerns, Announce New Protocols
 
Today Governor Tom Wolf met privately with Department of Corrections staff at State Correctional Institution Greene to discuss safety concerns amid the recent spate of staff exposure to unknown substances in several of the state's correctional facilities.
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8/31/2018

Wolf Administration Honors Individuals During Overdose Awareness Vigil
 
Today, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and the Department of Health partnered with the Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance and the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition to host a vigil in observance of Overdose Awareness Day. The event brought together stakeholders, advocates, and community members to honor individuals who have lost their battle with addiction in the Capitol Rotunda.
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