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As School Starts, Wolf Administration Encourages Healthy Eating Habits, Highlights Resources to Obtain Nutritious Foods
Wolf Administration officials and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Executive Director Joe Arthur today discussed the importance of proper nutrition, especially among school-aged children, and offered healthy tips to parents and students who are preparing for the new school year.


Gov. Wolf Takes Bold Action to Reduce Gun Violence
Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.


Governor Wolf Joins Ag Industry to Celebrate PA Farm Bill
One year after first unveiling his vision for a path to long-term prosperity for Pennsylvania agriculture, Governor Tom Wolf today returned to Ag Progress Days to celebrate the passing of his historic PA Farm Bill. Signed into law in July, the PA Farm Bill will make $23.1 million in strategic investments into the agriculture industry to grow opportunities and resources, remove barriers to entry, and cultivate future generations of leaders within agriculture.


Gov. Wolf Acts to Ensure Charter Schools Better Serve Students and Taxpayers
Allentown, PA - Recognizing Pennsylvania's flawed and outdated charter school law is one of the worst in the nation, Governor Tom Wolf is taking executive action, overhauling regulations, and will propose legislation to comprehensively reform the law. The governor outlined his vision that will strengthen charter school quality, accountability and transparency to control costs and improve outcomes for students.


Auditor General DePasquale Urges Changes to Avoid Repeat of Magistrate's Error that Wrongly Gave People Criminal Records
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced a series of recommendations designed to keep district justices across Pennsylvania from giving people a criminal record for offenses that should be classified as civil violations, as happened in Erie County.


Governor Wolf: Hemp is Growing Opportunities for PA Farmers
During a visit to a hemp growing site in Blair County today, Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding highlighted the opportunities available to hemp growers and processors across the commonwealth.


Wolf Administration Unveils App to Connect Vulnerable Pennsylvanians to Affordable Local Food
Leesport, PA - As part of the Wolf Administration's strategy for a hunger-free Pennsylvania, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today unveiled a new service enabling older and at-risk Pennsylvanians to more easily access affordable, healthy local food.


Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Honor Victims, Call for Action on Federal and State Gun Legislation
Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey were joined by legislators, representatives of CeaseFire PA, Moms Demand Action, religious leaders, and members of the public tonight to remember the lives lost to gun violence in Pennsylvania and around the nation, and to reiterate their urgent call to federal and state lawmakers for action on legislation for universal background checks and Extreme Risk Protection Orders.


Pennsylvania Lottery Sales and Profits Hit New Record; Proceeds to Benefit Older Pennsylvanians Top $1 Billion for
The Pennsylvania Lottery sold a record of more than $4.5 billion in games in the 2018-19 fiscal year, from which it generated a record profit of more than $1.14 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians. In addition, a record of more than $2.9 billion in prizes was paid to winners.


Pennsylvania Opioid Update: Overdose Deaths Down, Upcoming Free Naloxone Distribution, Help for Families and Practitioners
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and health agency secretaries today announced a decrease in opioid drug overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018 and provided an update on efforts moving forward, including tuition and loan financial assistance for substance use disorder medical practitioners, a new hotline to help grandparents and other guardians access resources, and upcoming free naloxone distribution days on Sept. 18 and 25.


Gov. Wolf Acts to Reform Services and Systems to Protect and Advocate for Vulnerable Pennsylvanians
Harrisburg, PA - Acknowledging long-standing issues with existing state systems, Governor Tom Wolf by executive order announced that an overhaul of the state services and systems to protect the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians begins today.


Pennsylvania Incident Management Team (IMT) Conducts Readiness Drill for Emergency Situations
The Pennsylvania Incident Management Team (IMT) recently conducted a two-day readiness drill at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency near Harrisburg. In this exercise scenario, the team set up a Base of Operations to assist a local municipality with recovery operations in the aftermath of severe flooding.


PA State Police Pledge Their Support for the Office of the Attorney General's Track + Trace Initiative
Gun trafficking knows no borders. To effectively fight back -- it's vital that law enforcement collaborate. PSP will be joining the ATF, Pittsburgh Police, and Philly Police in our working group to do just that. We all have a shared responsibility to take action on the epidemic of gun violence to better protect our communities. It can happen & we're making real progress.


Auditor General DePasquale: State Improves Nursing Home Oversight, But Action Needed Now to Prepare for Wave of Older Adults
HARRISBURG - In a special report following up on his 2016 audit of oversight of nursing homes by the state Department of Health (DOH), Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today warned that Pennsylvania is ill-prepared to serve a fast-growing population of older adults.


Community Leaders, Education, and Business Officials Join Governor Wolf to Call for Statewide Broadband Access
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and representatives from Pennsylvania's business, education, and municipal sectors at a press conference at the Capitol. The participants discussed their individual challenges with broadband access and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help close the digital divide.