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3/23/2016

Pennsylvania Department of Health Kicks Off 2016 Get Smart Competition for Young Artists and Writers
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today joined national and state-based partners to support and promote the appropriate use of antibiotics by launching the fourth-annual Get Smart Competition for Young Artists and Writers. Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine kicked off the competition today by presenting awards to 2015 competition winners and encouraging the public to help spread the word about the 2016 competition.
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3/23/2016

Wolf to Allow Republican Budget to Become Law, Warns of Looming Crisis
 
Governor Tom Wolf announced that he would let the Republican 2015-2016 budget become law.
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3/20/2016

PA State Police Update on Fatal Armed Robbery Attempt on Turnpike
 
Fort Littleton, PA - The Pennsylvania State Police is investigating an armed robbery attempt that occurred this morning just before 7:00 a.m. at the Fort Littleton turnpike interchange, which is located in Dublin Township, Fulton County.
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3/20/2016

Governor Wolf Declares April 'Financial Education Month'
 
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today announced that Governor Wolf has proclaimed April as 'Financial Education Month' in Pennsylvania. Secretary Wiessmann was joined for this announcement by Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne and representatives of the PA Housing Finance Agency, PA Insurance Department, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, PA Treasury, AARP Pennsylvania, PA Bankers Association, and PA Credit Union Association.
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3/17/2016

Governor Wolf Outlines 'Government that Works' Reform Plan
 
Governor Wolf outlines his 'Government that Works' Reform Plan which calls for the banning of gifts, contracting reform, increasing lobbying oversight, and increasing transparency.
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3/15/2016

Grand jury: Conspiracy involving 3 religious leaders allowed sexual abuse of more than 80 children
 
Three religious leaders were criminally charged today for taking part in an alleged conspiracy that allowed more than 80 victims to be sexually abused by Stephen Baker, a proven child predator, and put hundreds of other children in danger.
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3/15/2016

Governor Wolf Meets with Medical Marijuana Advocates
 
Today, Governor Wolf met with advocates in order to urge the legislature to pass medical marijuana legislation.
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3/9/2016

Tax Time Offers Opportunity to Help Pennsylvania's Military Families PA Military Families in Need Can Apply for Emergency Assistance Grants
 
Harrisburg, PA - Individuals filing their 2015 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania's military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state's Military Family Relief Assistance Program.
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3/7/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage, Calls on Legislature to Raise Minimum Wage Statewide
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, as part of his 'Jobs That Pay' initiative, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order that ensures employees under the governor's jurisdiction will be paid no less than $10.15 an hour. The executive order also covers employees of organizations that negotiate state contracts or that lease property to the commonwealth. Those employees that perform direct services to the commonwealth or spend at least 20 percent of their working time on ancillary services related to the contract or lease will be paid a minimum of $10.15 an hour. This provision will take effect when contracts or leases are solicited or bilaterally modified on or after July 1, 2016. If the legislature acts to expand the raise to the entire state, revenue would be boosted by roughly $60 million annually, providing additional resources to fund critical programs across the commonwealth.
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3/4/2016

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Award-Winning Actor Robert De Niro Celebrate Grand Opening of Glen Mills Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store
 
Glen Mills - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today welcomed local officials and hundreds of fans of award-winning actor Robert De Niro to the grand opening of a brand new Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in Glen Mills, Delaware County.
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3/4/2016

State, Local Officials Kick-Off Dog Licensing Awareness Campaign During Visit to York County Shelter
 
Harrisburg, PA - While visiting the York County SPCA today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding urged Pennsylvanians to license their dogs, emphasizing that a current dog license is the best way to ensure lost dogs are reunited with their families.
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3/3/2016

PA TREASURY'S INAUGURAL SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE EVENT TO FEATURE 'SHARK TANK' WINNER
 
Gregory Coleman, co-founder and chief operating officer of Nexercise, Inc., who recently scored the largest tech startup funding in the history of the ABC television show, 'Shark Tank,' will be the keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Treasury Department's inaugural Small Business Initiative (SBI) event on March 11, 2016 at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. Registration for that event is available at www.patreasury.gov/sbi.
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3/2/2016

Check for Winning Instant Tickets with PA Lottery Mobile App
 
Middletown, PA - The Pennsylvania Lottery's official mobile app now allows players to scan instant game tickets to see if they have won a prize.
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3/1/2016

Wolf Administration Recognizes Police Departments, Individual Officers for Carrying Naloxone
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today recognized more than 300 municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and hundreds of individual police officers who have reversed more than 600 opioid overdoses in little more than one year.
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3/1/2016

Grand jury: Hundreds of children sexually abused by priests in Altoona-Johnstown diocese
 
A statewide investigating grand jury has determined that hundreds of children were sexually abused over a period of at least 40 years by priests or religious leaders assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office announced today.
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