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10/22/2018

Wolf Administration Honors Students, Drivers at Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Awards
 
In a ceremony at the Governor's Residence today, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers joined other Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates to underscore the Wolf Administration's commitment to highway safety by honoring nine students for communicating important school bus safety messages, and six school bus drivers for their superior driving skills.
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10/20/2018

Code4PA Winners Create Interactive App to Connect Opioid Users with Treatment Options
 
The winners of the 2018 Code4PA codeathon have created a mobile app that provides users with personalized recommendations for opioid addiction treatment.
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10/19/2018

Governor Wolf Signs the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law, Protecting Students and Increasing Penalties
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 1090, the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law, which strengthens penalties for hazing and ensures that schools have safeguards to protect students. The governor was joined by Jim and Evelyn Piazza, Timothy's parents, bill sponsor Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein.
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10/15/2018

Pennsylvania Launches First-in-Nation Stepping Up Technical Assistance Center Focused on Helping Counties Reduce Number of People in Jail with Mental Illnesses
 
Secretaries of Pennsylvania's Department of Health, Department of Corrections, and others today helped launch a first-of-its-kind resource center focused on helping counties reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail through research-driven approaches.
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10/12/2018

Wolf Administration Announces Agreement with Insurers to Eliminate Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment
 
The Wolf Administration today announced a major agreement with commercial insurers in Pennsylvania to align prior-authorization processes for opioid prescriptions to protect patient health and safety while ensuring patients have unrestricted access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when needed to battle opioid addiction.
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10/12/2018

Governor Wolf Gives Keynote at Pennsylvania Conference for Women
 
Governor Tom Wolf today gave the luncheon keynote address to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia. His remarks highlighted his commitment to support women, from closing the wage gap to supporting victims of abuse, to addressing rising maternal mortality and ensuring women's health care rights are respected.
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10/12/2018

Governor Wolf Signs Domestic Abuser Gun Ban, Urges Legislature to Close Gun Show Loophole
 
Governor Tom Wolf today made it harder for domestic abusers to use firearms to kill, terrorize, and control their victims and others by signing Act 79 of 2018, which includes a reform long-sought by domestic violence and gun safety advocates. Governor Wolf thanked the hundreds of citizen advocates that kept pressure on the General Assembly to finally advance these reforms, which also include expanded protections and services for victims of domestic violence.
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9/28/2018

Human Services Secretary Concludes SNAP Challenge Week,
 
- 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.
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9/27/2018

Wolf Administration Hosts Cabinet in Your Community Event at Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Exeter
 
Exeter, PA - 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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9/25/2018

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
 
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
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Governor Tom Wolf, and First Lady Frances Wolf voiced their support for critical reforms eliminating the criminal statute of limitations on child sexual abuse, strengthening mandatory reporting requirements, extending the civil statute of limitations, and specifying that civil confidentiality agreements do not cover communications with law enforcement.
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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
 
Today, Pennsylvania Auditor General, Eugene DePasquale visited the Gettysburg
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