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9/12/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Update on Program Offering Coordinated, Quality Health Care in Homes, Communities
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Deputy Secretary for the Office of Long-Term Living Kevin Hancock today at the Capitol Media Center provided an update on the implementation of the Community HealthChoices (CHC). CHC launched in southwestern Pennsylvania on January 1, 2018, and is rolling out to the Southeast on January 1, 2019.
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9/12/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Finds Former Coatesville School Superintendent Stole $54,597 in Unauthorized Salary Increases
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said the former superintendent at Coatesville Area School District gave himself three consecutive and excessive unauthorized salary increases totaling $54,597 while the school district was struggling to meet operating expenses.
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9/7/2018

TREASURER TORSELLA CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF KEYSTONE SCHOLARS LEGISLATION
 
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today was joined by Senator John Gordner, a key legislative partner, to celebrate the passage into law of Treasury's new scholarship grant program, Keystone Scholars. The program becomes available to all Pennsylvania families statewide in January 2019.
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9/7/2018

Governor Wolf Helps Launch New STEM Teacher Training Fellowship
 
Demonstrating a commitment to STEM education to strengthen the economy, Governor Tom Wolf joined Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation; the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and other education and non-profit leaders today to announce the new Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching Fellows program. The fellowship will provide a pipeline of excellent STEM teachers for Pennsylvania's schools.
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9/5/2018

Wolf Administration Kicks off National Recovery Month
 
Today, Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith was joined by individuals in recovery, stakeholders, advocates, and community members in the Capitol Rotunda to kick off statewide September celebrations of individuals in recovery.
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9/5/2018

Governor Wolf Meets with Corrections Officers to Discuss Safety Concerns, Announce New Protocols
 
Today Governor Tom Wolf met privately with Department of Corrections staff at State Correctional Institution Greene to discuss safety concerns amid the recent spate of staff exposure to unknown substances in several of the state's correctional facilities.
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8/31/2018

Wolf Administration Honors Individuals During Overdose Awareness Vigil
 
Today, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and the Department of Health partnered with the Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance and the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition to host a vigil in observance of Overdose Awareness Day. The event brought together stakeholders, advocates, and community members to honor individuals who have lost their battle with addiction in the Capitol Rotunda.
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8/30/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Launches Audit of Temple University
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced he will conduct a performance audit of Temple University.
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8/30/2018

Wolf Administration Opioid Command Center Issues Alert Regarding Synthetic Drugs, Including K2
 
The Wolf Administration today issued a warning for all Pennsylvanians about the influx of synthetic drugs into the state, including synthetic fentanyl and K2, and the lethal risks associated with them.
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8/29/2018

Auditor General DePasquale is Fixing Fund that Helps First Responders
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest performance audit shows the Department of Health (DOH) continued its failure to properly oversee the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund (EMSOF) through mid-2017. However, he anticipates improvements under DOH Secretary Rachel Levine's leadership.
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8/29/2018

Wolf Administration Warns of Dangers, Increase in Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
 
'STDs are serious diseases and it is important that everyone is aware of the risks and dangers associated with them,' Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. 'STDs affect individuals of all ages, but most of the new cases each year occur in 15 to 24-year-olds. It is essential for parents and guardians to have serious conversations with their children about their health, including their sexual activity.'
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8/29/2018

Department of Human Services Highlights Service Expansion for Pennsylvanians with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
 
Department of Human Services (DHS) Deputy Secretary for Developmental Programs Nancy Thaler today discussed the expansion of services available for Pennsylvanians with autism spectrum disorder and their families at an event in the Capitol Media Center.
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8/28/2018

Wolf Administration: More Milk Choices Available for Schools, Students
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration today urged schools to take advantage of a federal regulation change that expands access to more fluid milk choices for students. During an event in the Capitol Media Center, the departments of Agriculture, Health, and Education explained how schools may now offer more fluid milk options during breakfast and lunch services without needing to obtain a waiver.
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8/27/2018

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Comments on Monessen and Jeanette School District Audits
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Comments on Monessen and Jeanette School District Audits
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8/28/2018

Governor Wolf Highlights Progress of Statewide 'Resurface PA' Initiative
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards, PennDOT officials, and other representatives today at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center in Delaware County to highlight the progress of the Resurface PA Initiative.
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