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10/4/2018

Wolf Administration Warns of Dangers of E-cigarettes for Teens
 
The Wolf Administration is urging teens and their parents, educators and health care providers to be aware of the dangers of vaping or using e-cigarettes as the number of teens using this method of smoking is increasing across the nation.
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9/28/2018

Human Services Secretary Concludes SNAP Challenge Week,
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller today concluded her SNAP Challenge Week at the Capitol with a press conference with Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market Development Cheryl Cook to highlight the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Hunger Action Month, the importance of food access, and potential changes to SNAP contained in the U.S. House Farm Bill. Secretary Miller and Deputy Secretary Cook were joined by individuals who have used SNAP benefits from Drexel University Center for Hunger-Free Communities.
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9/27/2018

Wolf Administration Hosts Cabinet in Your Community Event at Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Exeter
 
Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 150 community members and 200 students for a Cabinet in Your Community event at Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Exeter.
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9/26/2018

Department of Human Services Reminds Pennsylvanians of Opportunities for People Using SNAP at Farmers Markets
 
Today, Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller toured the Broad Street Market to meet vendors that accept the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and discuss the role farmers markets play in making fresh, locally sourced foods more accessible around Pennsylvania, and opportunities for people using SNAP benefits to redeem benefits at up to double their value.
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9/25/2018

PUC Launches Enhanced #UtilityCareers Campaign; Joins State Agencies and Utilities Encouraging Skilled Young People to Consider Opportunities
 
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown today joined with leaders from state agencies and utilities from across the Commonwealth to encourage more skilled candidates to consider career opportunities in the utility sector.
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9/24/2018

Human Services Secretary Participates in SNAP Challenge to Highlight Food Insecurity, Importance of SNAP for Pennsylvanians
 
Harrisburg, PA - Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller today announced that from September 24-28, she will take the SNAP Challenge to highlight Hunger Action Month, the importance of food access, and the prevalence of food insecurity across Pennsylvania. The week will also highlight the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps nearly two million Pennsylvanians access fresh, healthy foods.
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9/24/2018

Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Governor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf, Legislators, Victims and Advocates Rally for Reforms Recommended by Grand Jury on Child Sex Abuse in the Church
 
Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro and victims at the Capitol Building to rally in support of the grand jury recommendations and to call on the General Assembly to advance several outstanding bills that support victims of crime and abuse.
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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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