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8/16/2018

Wolf Administration Announces Pilot Initiative to Avert Company Layoffs, Increase Number of Skilled Workers in Pennsylvania
 
Today, Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Carol Kilko announced a pilot initiative that utilizes a proactive approach to assist Pennsylvania workers and employers to avert layoffs.
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8/16/2018

Governor Wolf Tours Areas in Delaware County Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Upper Darby and Darby in Delaware County to tour areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that swept through the commonwealth over the past few days. The governor was joined by PEMA Director Rick Flinn, local officials and legislators to see those areas where damage to homes and businesses occurred.
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8/15/2018

Governor Wolf Announces Six-Point Plan to Cultivate the Next Generation of Pennsylvania Farming
 
Governor Tom Wolf today outlined his six-point plan to strengthen Pennsylvania's agriculture industry amid a changing marketplace and new pressures during remarks to more than 500 industry leaders at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences' annual Ag Progress Days event.
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8/15/2018

Governor Wolf Tours Areas Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding in Bradford County
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Bradford County to tour some of the areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that swept through the commonwealth over the past week. The governor was joined by PEMA Director Rick Flinn and Bradford County officials to see those areas hardest hit in the western portion of the county, including New Albany where damage to buildings and infrastructure from flash flooding was evident.
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8/13/2018

Wolf Administration, Rep. Samuelson Hold Community Forum to Help Older Pennsylvanians Avoid Being Scammed
 
Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell and Rep. Steve Samuelson today visited the Andrew W. Litzenberger House to lead a community discussion on how older Pennsylvanians can avoid falling victim to fraud and scams.
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8/10/2018

PUC Stresses #SafeDigging; Joins Utilities and Agencies to Emphasize Importance of Calling 8-1-1 Before Any Digging Project
 
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown today joined with utilities and agencies from across the state to stress the importance of #SafeDigging - at job-sites and at home - including the need to call 8-1-1 before any digging project to ensure that underground utilities are properly located and marked.
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8/8/2018

Education Department Advancing Wolf Administration's School Improvement Plan
 
As part of Governor Tom Wolf's plan to help schools and improve education across the commonwealth, superintendents from Pittsburgh, Juniata County and Allentown joined Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Pedro A. Rivera today to highlight their early participation in Pennsylvania's comprehensive System for District and School Improvement.
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8/7/2018

Department of Labor & Industry Announces Improved PA CareerLink System will Better Serve Pennsylvania Job Seekers and Employers
 
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced enhancements to the PA CareerLink system that will result in an effective one-stop shop for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers.
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8/6/2018

First Lady Frances Wolf Hosts Roundtable on Equal Pay, Encourages Continued Action to End Gender Pay Gap in Pennsylvania
 
First Lady Frances Wolf and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today joined business leaders, lawmakers and advocates for a roundtable discussion at the Governor's Residence focused on Governor Wolf's executive action to address the gender pay gap in state government and the need to enact similar policies to protect all women in Pennsylvania from gender-based pay discrimination.
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8/2/2018

First Lady Frances Wolf Visits Harrisburg University, Highlights Governor Wolf's Investments in STEM Education through PAsmart
 
First Lady Frances Wolf today joined students, educators and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to highlight a $20 million investment Governor Wolf is making in STEM and computer science learning through his PAsmart initiative. The First Lady visited with high school and middle school students who are participating in STEM Summer Exploration Camps focused on various topics including coding, biotechnology and 3D modeling. During the visit, the First Lady emphasized the need to increase participation of girls and young women in STEM education.
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8/1/2018

Wolf Administration Announces Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers Available for Seniors, WIC Participants
 
Harrisburg, PA - Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced that as part of the Wolf Administration's strategy for a hunger-free Pennsylvania, eligible residents can access fresh, Pennsylvania-grown produce - at no cost -- through the Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs.
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7/31/2018

CASE UPDATE: Catholic priest pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 10-year-old boy in Greensburg Diocese
 
A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Greensburg, John Thomas Sweeney, pleaded guilty today to committing a sexual assault against a 10-year-old boy. Sweeney pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault at a hearing in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court. Sweeney was arrested and charged with assault last summer by the Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
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7/26/2018

Governor Wolf tours flood impacted areas in Schuylkill County
 
Governor Wolf visited Schuylkill County to tour some of the areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that have swept through the commonwealth. The governor, joined by PEMA director Rick Flinn, and Schuylkill County emergency management personnel, visited areas hardest hit in the western portion of the county, including damage to homes, roads, bridges
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7/26/2018

Governor Wolf, Public Safety Officials Provide Briefing on Tour of Central Pennsylvania Impacted by Heavy Rains and Flooding
 
At the conclusion of today's tour of central Pennsylvania areas impacted by heavy rains and flooding, Governor Tom Wolf and public safety cabinet officials provided a briefing at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on the extent of the impact and next steps for clean-up.
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7/25/2018

Wolf Administration Condemns Trump EPA Plan to Weaken Car Emissions Standards
 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and leaders from the health and environmental communities today condemned the Trump administration's plan to weaken federal vehicle efficiency standards. McDonnell was joined by representatives of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania condemned the proposed weakened rules.
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