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7/24/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Charges Western PA Priest with Sexual Abuse
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against a Catholic priest in Westmoreland County for a sexual assault committed against a 10-year-old boy.
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7/13/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Multi-Agency Attack on Opioid Epidemic Shows Progress; Audit Outlines Path Toward Greater Success
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said audits of the three agencies that are at the forefront of Pennsylvania's opioid crisis response show that progress is being made, but measuring effectiveness is complicated because each agency has a different definition of effectiveness
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7/12/2017

Governor Wolf, Clarion University Announce Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate
 
Governor Wolf was joined today by Clarion University President Dr. Karen Whitney; Dr. Ray Feroz, Chair of the Clarion University Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Sciences; PA Department of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, and PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, to announce Clarion University's online Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate program.
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7/11/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Unveils Major Initiative to Supply 300,000 Drug Deactivation Pouches in 12 Counties Hit Hardest by Opioid Epidemic
 
OCTA, PA - Unveiling a major initiative to reduce the diversion of prescription drugs in Pennsylvania communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the Office of Attorney General will supply 300,000 drug deactivation and disposal pouches in 12 counties.
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7/8/2017

Wolf Administration Encourages Motorcyclists to Attend Free Safety Event
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration announced today that motorcyclists from throughout the commonwealth are invited to attend the free Live Free Ride Alive Safety Day at the Farm Show Complex on Cameron Street on Saturday, July 8 from 1 - 5 PM to help spread awareness of the importance of motorcycle safety to riders and motorists alike.
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7/7/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Establish Rare Disease Advisory Council
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed legislation to establish a Rare Disease Advisory Council in Pennsylvania. The law is a step forward to help more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians suffering from a rare disease.
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7/5/2017

Thousands of PA Turnpike Motorists Could Be Stranded If they Fail to Pay Overdue Toll Violations and Invoices
 
The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) is warning 10,611 PA Turnpike motorists with overdue toll violations and invoices that they could risk having their motor-vehicle registrations suspended if they don't make good on their debt. The PTC today unveiled a partial amnesty program to encourage its top toll scofflaws - motorists who together racked up invoices and violations worth $17.1 million - to pay now before the law kicks in on Aug. 4.
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7/5/2017

Wolf Administration Unveils Mobility, Safety Improvements Coming to Presque Isle State Park, Bayfront
 
Wolf Administration officials today joined local and business officials at Presque Isle State Park to unveil plans to improve traffic flow, facilities and mobility within the park, as well as enhanced connections to and along the Erie Bayfront.
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6/29/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Law to Increase Penalties for Endangering Children
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 217, renewing the commonwealth's commitment to the safety of its children and increasing penalties for those who carelessly and flagrantly endanger them.
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6/29/2017

Governor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
 
York, PA - Today Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to support to 17 municipal stormwater projects in Pennsylvania's portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
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6/28/2017

Department of Labor & Industry Kicks Off Second Unemployment Compensation Amnesty Campaign
 
The Department of Labor & Industry today announced an unemployment compensation (UC) amnesty program aimed at recouping monies owed to the state's UC Trust Fund. The announcement was made by Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino at a kickoff event at the PA CareerLink Luzerne County in Wilkes-Barre.
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6/28/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Animal Cruelty Prevention Bill
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed the animal cruelty prevention bill at a public celebration surrounded by advocates and members of the legislature.
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6/27/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Stolen Valor Bill into Law, Protecting Benefits
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed the so-called stolen valor bill into law, protecting benefits for Pennsylvania veterans.
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6/27/2017

Agriculture, Aging Secretaries Join York Chef for Cooking Demo Featuring Fresh Pennsylvania Produce Eligible for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers
 
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne joined Chef Andrew Barnes today at York Central Market House, learning to prepare dishes eligible seniors can make with fresh, Pennsylvania-grown produce purchased through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The program is part of the Wolf Administration's strategy for a hunger-free Pennsylvania.
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6/22/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Penn State Shows Some Progress Since Sandusky Scandal; Background Checks Still Missing, Tuition Growth Outrageous
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that a recent audit of The Pennsylvania State University shows the school made some progress since the Sandusky scandal, but the state-related institution needs to improve campus security, prioritize Pennsylvania students and be subject to open records law.
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