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6/29/2019

Governor Wolf Touts Restore Pennsylvania Benefits in Blair, Clearfield Counties
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by local leaders on a walking tour of Altoona to observe blighted business fronts, including the condemned Penn Central Place, to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could assist with revitalizing Pennsylvania's communities.
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6/14/2019

Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiatives
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration, put in to place in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively, loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment, and increase efforts on prevention, treatment, and recovery for thousands of Pennsylvanians suffering from the opioid crisis.
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6/13/2019

Auditor General DePasquale Launches Review of Detainees' Treatment in Berks County Residential Center Examination will include look at DHS's regular facility inspections
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today began a special report into whether immigrant children and families held in the Berks County Residential Center are being treated as humanely as possible.
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6/13/2019

First Lady Frances Wolf Visits The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe, Encourages Action to Increase Pennsylvania's Outdated Minimum Wage
 
First Lady Frances Wolf today met with employees of The Stroopie Co. at The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe where she called on Pennsylvania legislators to support workers and finally increase the commonwealth's minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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6/12/2019

PA Department of Agriculture and Rodale Institute Partner to Improve Access to Organic Services
 
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today joined Rodale Institute and other stakeholders at Jaindl Farms in Lehigh County to announce a new consulting service for producers transitioning to organic, and to highlight the resources available for organic agriculture in the proposed PA Farm Bill.
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6/11/2019

Human Service Secretary Highlights Program to Support Access to Post-Secondary Education and Training at PA Community Colleges
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today highlighted the department's Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) program, a collaboration with community colleges and DHS. KEYS assists students who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits pursue certificates, degrees, or credentials at Pennsylvania's community colleges to help them graduate and obtain employment.
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6/11/2019

Auditor General DePasquale to Audit Troubled Harrisburg School District
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced he will conduct a special audit of the troubled Harrisburg School District. The Dauphin County district has been operating under state-imposed financial recovery status since 2012 and is facing a takeover by the state.
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6/11/2019

Governor Wolf Outlines Restore Pennsylvania's Benefits for Boroughs
 
On the heels of the introduction of the Restore Pennsylvania legislation, today Governor Tom Wolf outlined how the proposal will help boroughs address critical infrastructure needs across Pennsylvania. Introduced with strong bipartisan support, the governor addressed hundreds of local leaders at the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs Annual Conference.
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6/7/2019

Gov. Wolf Joins National Gun Violence Awareness Day Events in Support of Safer Communities
 
Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day with groups across the commonwealth hosting events in observance. Governor Tom Wolf participated at a rally in Montgomery County this morning and will attend a second event in center city Philadelphia this afternoon in support of this important initiative to reduce gun violence and make Pennsylvania communities safer.
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6/5/2019

Gov. Wolf to Join Legislators, Advocates in Recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day
 
Governor Tom Wolf today will join legislators and advocates in the Capitol rotunda for a rally and press conference in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day. Friday, June 7 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
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6/4/2019

Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Urge Raising Pennsylvania Minimum Wage
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman issued the following statements as hundreds of workers head to the state Capitol to rally for a living wage.
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6/3/2019

Illegal 'Pennsylvania Skill Games' Robbing Millions of Dollars From Vital Programs for Older Pennsylvanians
 
Pennsylvania Lottery officials, state Senator Tommy Tomlinson, the Pennsylvania State Police and senior groups partnered today to announce legislation to combat illegal 'Pennsylvania Skill Games' that have cost the Pennsylvania Lottery an estimated $138 million in sales over the past year and put funding for vital senior programs at risk.
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5/30/2019

Auditor General DePasquale Urges PA Game Commission to Fix Its Finances, Better Monitor Gas & Oil Lease Revenues
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his new performance audit shows the Pennsylvania Game Commission should strengthen its financial oversight and hold gas and oil companies accountable for lease royalty payments.
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5/29/2019

Expanded 2019 Ice Cream Trail Unveiled at Chester Springs Creamery
 
Pennsylvania travelers can 'pursue their scoops' on the newly expanded Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trail. After a popular inaugural season, the Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trail expanded from 12 creameries in Eastern and South Central PA, into three trails including a Western PA Trail, with a total of 32 stops in these regions for 2019.
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5/29/2019

Gov. Wolf: Statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force Created to Strengthen Supports for People in Crisis
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today announced a first-of-its-kind, statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force to develop the state's suicide prevention plan, a long-term strategy to reduce suicide in Pennsylvania, and let Pennsylvanians in crisis know their lives are valuable and help is available. The announcement was made by various state agencies that will be represented on the task force, Rep. Mike Schlossberg, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and Prevent Suicide PA.
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