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5/7/2015

PennDOT, Partners Host Demonstration of Safety Enhancing Pavement Innovation
 
Representatives of PennDOT and North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, joined the Federal Highway Administration and the State Transportation Innovation Council today to host a regional demonstration day bringing together key stakeholders to exhibit the application of an innovative, safety enhancing pavement surface treatment.
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5/4/2015

Acting Secretary Cortes Reminds Pennsylvanians About Absentee Ballot Deadline
 
Encouraging all Pennsylvanians to exercise their right to vote, Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortes today reminded voters that requests for absentee ballots must be completed, signed, and received by their county board of elections no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.
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4/27/2015

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Shows PASSHE Must Make Improvements in Policies, Procedures Related to Campus Safety
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said a recent audit of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education shows that it needs more consistent policies related to grievance procedures and notices of non-discrimination required by Title IX to address sexual discrimination and sexual violence on campuses. He also urged system officials to continue efforts to keep tuition affordable.
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4/22/2015

Auditor General DePasquale Says L&I was Negligent in Implementing Law Regarding Excessive Overtime for Healthcare Workers
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said an audit of the Department of Labor and Industry's implementation of a 2008 law to protect healthcare workers from excessive mandatory overtime shows the department was negligent in responding to healthcare complaints and in developing regulations giving the agency the legal authority to enforce the act.
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4/17/2015

PA Turnpike Maintenance Workers Appeal to Motorists in New Safety Promotion
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that it will launch a major safety initiative to urge motorists to slow down in work zones. The campaign - which comes less than a year after Turnpike maintenance employee Bill McGuigan was killed in a Chester County work zone - will tout 'Operation Orange Squeeze,' where state troopers conduct speed enforcement from construction vehicles inside work areas.
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4/15/2015

Governor Wolf Continues 'Jobs that Pay' Tour at the Energy Technology Education Center
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited the Energy Technology Education Center (ShaleTEC). During his visit, Governor Wolf discussed his 2015-2016 budget proposal, which contains a significant investment in workforce development and a boost in funding for Pennsylvania's most successful, in-demand public post-secondary programs that work to meet the needs of regional and statewide employers.
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4/9/2015

TRAINING TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES PROVEN EFFECTIVE; SUE PATERNO URGES BROAD ADOPTION NATIONWIDE
 
A new child sexual abuse prevention-training program aimed at helping to create a culture of prevention on college campuses is now available for colleges and universities nationwide after a successful two-year pilot program between Stop it Now! and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Deborah Donovan Rice, Project Director for the Circles of Safety for Higher Education, today presented the findings to the State System's Board of Governors at its quarterly meeting. In attendance was Sue Paterno, who personally funded nearly the entire $220,000 cost of the pilot program and who is urging college campuses nationwide to consider adopting the training.
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4/7/2015

Pennsylvania State Police to Carry Life-saving
 
The Wolf Administration today announced that the Pennsylvania State Police would begin carrying the important life-saving opioid overdose reversal antidote, naloxone.
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4/7/2015

PA Lottery Cash4LifeTM Now on Sale; First Tickets Sold at 5:23 a.m.
 
Ticket sales are underway for the new Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4LifeTM game, a terminal-based game offering a top prize of $1,000 a day for life and a second prize of $1,000 a week for life.
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3/31/2015

Governor Wolf holds Facebook Town Hall
 
Facebook users and followers were invited to ask the governor questions about his budget proposal and key initiatives - jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works
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3/27/2015

Governor Wolf Speaks to Young Leaders During 'Schools That Teach Tour' Stop in Lebanon
 
Governor Tom Wolf continued his 'Schools That Teach Tour' today in Lebanon, where he spoke to young leaders about the importance of their commitment to service. He also stressed how his 2015-2016 budget makes historic public education investments and how it will help students prepare for college and the workforce.
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3/20/2015

PennDOT, Safety Partners Mark National Work Zone Awareness Week, Urge Safety as Construction Season Begins
 
Online Campaign Features Workers 'Behind the Cones'
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3/10/2015

Governor Wolf Visits Community College of Allegheny County On His 'Schools That Teach' Tour
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf continued his 'Schools That Teach' Tour today at the Community College of Allegheny County. During his visit, Governor Wolf discussed his 2015-2016 budget proposal, which makes historical investments in K-12 public education, reinvests in higher education, and commits to fully restore cuts to colleges and universities over the next two years.
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3/5/2015

Governor Wolf visited PennDOT's Harrisburg-area regional office and met with employees as they changed shifts.
 
Governor Wolf visited PennDOT's Harrisburg-area regional office and met with employees as they changed shifts. Governor Wolf visited PennDOT's Harrisburg stockpile and met with employees as they ended and began their 12-hour shifts.
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3/4/2015

Following First Budget Address, Governor Wolf makes 'Schools That Teach Tour' stop in Chester County
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today made his first school visit since delivering his 2015-2016 budget, which makes historic investments in public education. The Governor's proposal restores massive cuts made over the last four years, with a commitment to increase school funding by $2 billion over four years while cutting property taxes by 50 percent for the average homeowner.
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