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12/2/2015

Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Capitol Police to Carry Naloxone
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Capitol Police are now trained to administer and will carry the life-saving opioid overdose reversal antidote known as naloxone.
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12/1/2015

ATTORNEY GENERAL KANE ANNOUNCES TEAM OF SPECIAL PROSECUTORS TO REVIEW EMAILS
 
Attorney General Kane on Tuesday announced a team of special prosecutors who will review racist, misogynistic, homophobic and religiously offensive emails. The team will be tasked with identifying any violations of the criminal, civil or ethics laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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12/1/2015

Department of Health Recognizes World AIDS Day
 
Pennsylvania's Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine recognized World AIDS Day at the Capitol Media Center, where she discussed the importance of AIDS education and awareness, as well as highlight Department of Health initiatives that provide assistance and resources to individuals who have HIV/AIDS.
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11/23/2015

Motorists Encouraged to Take Steps for Safer Thanksgiving, Winter Travel New 511PA Tool Offered for Thanksgiving Travel Decisions
 
Harrisburg, PA - As Thanksgiving approaches, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
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11/17/2015

Department of Health Announces Children's Art
 
Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed November 16 through November 22 'Get Smart about Antibiotics Week' in Pennsylvania to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and the importance of using antibiotics responsibly. In recognition of the week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health joined Pennsylvania's Get Smart program to host a statewide art competition open to children aged 12 and under.
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11/13/2015

Governor Wolf Makes Remarks at the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils Conference
 
Governor Wolf made remarks at the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils 2015 State Conference where he discussed the importance of increased education funding in the budget.
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11/5/2015

Departments of Health and Education Propose Changes to Pennsylvania's School Immunization Requirements
 
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera today announced plans by the departments to revise the immunization regulations for school children in Pennsylvania to ensure all students are better protected from illness.
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11/2/2015

Department of Health Launches 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' Campaign; Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Influenza Vaccine
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Department of Health today launched the 'Stopping the Flu Starts with YOU' campaign, which urges Pennsylvanians to protect themselves and their loved ones against the seasonal flu by getting vaccinated and taking other preventive measures.
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11/2/2015

Governor Wolf Kicks Off the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown to kick off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2015-16 season.
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10/30/2015

First Lady Frances Wolf Attends Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Pink Fountain Event
 
First Lady Frances Wolf and Secretary of Health Karen Murphy helped kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania by giving remarks at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition's Pink Fountain event.
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10/29/2015

Auditor General DePasquale Says School Districts, IUs Have Borrowed More than $346 Million Because of State Budget Impasse
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that through September, the prolonged state budget impasse forced at least 17 school districts and two intermediate units to borrow more than $346 million to meet expenses and keep classrooms open. Interest and fees on those borrowed education dollars could reach $11.2 million.
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10/28/2015

Auditor General DePasquale Says Borrowing by School Districts, IUs Now at Least $431 Million Because of State Budget Impasse
 
With the state's budget impasse entering its fourth month, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that the stalemate has now prompted an additional 10 school districts to borrow $85 million, bringing to the total borrowed to date to $431 million. Interest and fees on the money borrowed to date could potentially reach $14 million.
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10/28/2015

Governor Wolf Announces Naloxone Standing Order to Combat Heroin Epidemic
 
Governor Tom Wolf today continued his 'Government That Works' Tour and announced a significant step forward in his administration's fight against the heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf stood with Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine at the Pennsylvania Medical Society as Dr. Levine signed a statewide standing order for naloxone, a medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug. The governor was also joined by Secretary Ted Dallas, Secretary Gary Tennis, Secretary Karen Murphy, and Chairman Josh Shapiro.
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10/23/2015

Wolf Administration Seeks to Improve Diverse and Small Business Participation in State Contracting Opportunities, Overall Economy
 
Governor Wolf continued the 'Government that Works' tour by signing an executive order and touring PAP Technologies in Lancaster. The Executive Order on Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in Pennsylvania is a new executive order designed to correct the course of the Commonwealth with respect to state contracting opportunities for small diverse businesses.
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10/22/2015

Gov. Wolf Announces Expanded PennDOT Technology Pilot to Track Over 700 Plow Trucks
 
This winter season, more than 700 plow trucks covering interstates and expressways statewide will be outfitted with technology to improve location and operations information through a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) pilot program, Governor Tom Wolf announced today.
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