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12/3/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Announces Plans for Special Report on Climate Change in Pennsylvania
 
DePasquale blasted the Trump Administration for trying to bury its own climate change report by releasing it over Thanksgiving weekend, after which the White House immediately tried to cast doubt on the report's scientific and economic conclusions.
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11/30/2018

Wolf Administrations Kicks Off 'Trees for Troops' Donation Weekend
 
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Maj. Gen. Tony Carelli, Pennsylvania's Adjutant General and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), today helped kick off the 2018 Trees for Troops weekend, encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families.
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11/30/2018

Wolf Administration Receives $10 Million from Bloomberg Philanthropies to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania
 
Pennsylvania has been selected as the first state to participate in a groundbreaking initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies designed to strengthen state and local opioid prevention and treatment efforts. Governor Tom Wolf accepted a $10 million grant this morning from Michael Bloomberg - founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases - at the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit in Washington, D.C. Governor Wolf was a featured speaker at the event, describing his administration's approach to reduce the number of Pennsylvanians addicted to opioids.
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11/27/2018

Auditor Releases Firearm Safety Special Report, Calls for Community Approach to Making Pennsylvania Safer General DePasquale
 
HARRISBURG - Calling for a community approach to saving lives, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released his special report on firearm safety outlining new ways in which Pennsylvania can curb deaths and injuries without changing existing laws.
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11/21/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Year-End Update on Spotted Lanternfly, Encourages Hunters to Take Action
 
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) provided a year-end update on the state's efforts to control the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, and joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), and State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) to encourage hunters to take action by scraping Spotted Lanternfly egg masses while they are out hunting.
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11/21/2018

Wolf Administration Reminds High School Students to Enter 'Innovations Challenge'
 
With the December 31 entry deadline quickly approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) are reminding high school students grades 9-12 to submit their entries for PennDOT's Innovations Challenge.
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11/20/2018

Pennsylvania Hunters Working Together to Provide Donated Venison to Help Feed Hungry
 
Thanks to record-breaking donations of deer meat from Pennsylvania hunters, generous donors, and a helping hand from the Wolf Administration, the state's charitable food system will provide more than half a million servings of ground venison through food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries throughout the commonwealth.
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11/20/2018

State Fire Commissioner: Tips to Avoid Turkey Frying Accidents
 
As Thanksgiving is just days away, Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth are dusting off their turkey fryers and preparing to deep fry a home-cooked meal. While a tasty alternative to the traditional oven-roasting method, turkey fryers potentially pose significant risks to personal safety and property.
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11/20/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Calls for Stronger Efforts to Keep Unsafe Toys Off of Store Shelves, Urges Parents to be Vigilant
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today hosted PennPIRG for the release of its 33rd annual Trouble in Toyland report on toys that could pose hazards to children, and called for renewed efforts to quickly get dangerous toys out of stores.
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11/19/2018

Wolf Administration Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up, Drive Sober During Holiday Travel Period
 
As Pennsylvanians look ahead to Thanksgiving and the beginning of the busy holiday travel season, representatives from safety partners Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission gathered at Turnpike Commission headquarters to stress the importance of seat belts and sober driving during the holidays.
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11/16/2018

Capitol Complex to Save $1.2 Million Annually from Energy Project
 
Department of General Services (DGS) Secretary Curt Topper today kicked off an $18 million energy efficiency program in the Capitol Complex that will generate an estimated $1.2 million in annual savings. Secretary Topper was joined by Troy Geanopulos, CEO of The Efficiency Network (TEN) for the kick-off.
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11/15/2018

Wolf Administration Launches New School Evaluation Tool
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today launched the Future Ready PA Index, the Wolf Administration's new public-facing, one-stop location for comprehensive information and data on student and school success. The tool was developed with input from thousands of stakeholders.
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11/14/2018

Governor Wolf Praises Advocates for New Domestic Violence, Gun Safety Protections
 
Governor Tom Wolf thanked advocates today for their ongoing support of victims of domestic violence during a ceremonial bill signing of Act 79 of 2018, the first bill to truly take guns away from the dangerous abusers who use them to kill, terrorize and control.
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11/13/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Announces $55.1 Million to Help Volunteer Firefighters Protect Communities Statewide
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he has released $55.1 million to help volunteer firefighters' relief associations provide training and equipment that saves lives and protects communities across the state.
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11/8/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Slams Susquehanna River Basin Commission's $1,001 Booze Bill, Extravagant Food Expenses, Staff Perks
 
Susquehanna & Delaware River Commission Audits highlight need for new agreements; accountability
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