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Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today was joined by Governor Tom Wolf, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Senators Vincent Hughes and John Gordner for the statewide launch of Keystone Scholars. Keystone Scholars grants $100 to every child born or adopted to a Pennsylvania family, on or after January 1, 2019, to be used for future postsecondary education expenses.


Auditor General DePasquale Says PA Turnpike Facing a Road to Ruin; Constant Toll Increases Unfair, Unsustainable
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest audit shows the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is facing 'a road to ruin' if it continues to rely on unfair and unsustainable toll increases to pay off $11.8 billion in debt.


Wolf Administration: Trump-Proposed Cuts to Federal Health Programs Jeopardize Access to Life-Saving Health Care
The Wolf Administration today spoke out against potential cuts contained in President Trump's proposed federal budget, which would significantly change Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. In total, these programs help more than 5.5 million older, working, and low-income Pennsylvanians access routine and life-saving health care.


Department of Human Services Releases Report Highlighting Improvements in Residential Services for Pennsylvanians with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today announced a report highlighting the department's commitment to maintaining high-quality services to assure the health and well-being of nearly 12,000 individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in community-based homes across the commonwealth. The report includes planned and on-going initiatives to improve the quality of care people receive in their communities.


Program to Help Small Diverse Businesses Compete for State Contracts Expands Statewide
Pittsburgh, PA - Pennsylvania Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper today announced the statewide expansion of the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities Mentor-Protege Program (MPP). The first-of-its-kind program pairs successful prime contractors with small diverse businesses (SDBs) to better develop their technical and administrative capabilities to compete for state government contracting opportunities.


PA Lottery Presents $2.4 Million Commemorative Check to Winner of Record Cash 5 Jackpot
Officials from the Pennsylvania Lottery and Sheetz today presented a commemorative check to Luther Coleman Jr., a Columbia County resident who recently purchased a jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $2,488,733 for the March 8 drawing. The jackpot was the highest in the nearly 27-year history of Cash 5, the Pennsylvania Lottery's longest-running jackpot game.


Attorney General Shapiro Stands with Survivors of Abuse as Johnstown Pediatrician is Sentenced to 79 to 158 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting 31 Children
EBENSBURG - Attorney General Josh Shapiro today stood with survivors of Johnstown pediatrician Dr. Johnnie Barto following Barto's sentencing to 79 to 158 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children over many years. Two of Barto's victims were family members; the others were child patients brought to his doctor's office for treatment by unsuspecting parents.


New Program Helps Students Make Smart Money Decisions
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann joined the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, PHEAA, and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General today to announce a new financial literacy program for high school and college students.


Auditor General DePasquale Calls for Scranton School District to Cancel its Busing Contract Among Other Financial Recovery Steps
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released his recommendations for the Scranton School District's financial recovery plan, including a recommendation to cancel the district's busing contract - a no-bid deal he previously called 'the worst in the state.'


Department of Health Encourages Pennsylvanians to Get Enough Sleep
Harrisburg, PA - For many people, the days that follow the beginning of daylight saving time, and losing an hour of sleep, can be difficult. The Wolf Administration encourages all Pennsylvanians to get an adequate amount of sleep each day, as it plays a vital role in an individual's mental and physical health, safety and quality of life.


Wolf Administration provides tips to avoid tax scams
Harrisburg, Pa. - With about a month remaining before the April 15 deadline to file state and federal tax returns, the Department of Revenue today partnered with the IRS and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants to offer useful filing tips and other guidance to help Pennsylvanians avoid falling victim to common tax scams.


Governor Wolf Highlights Restore Pennsylvania Plan to Help Columbia County with Flood Protection
Governor Tom Wolf joined state Representative David Millard and other Columbia County officials today to highlight the need for additional funding to improve flood protection and disaster recovery in Bloomsburg and throughout the region.


Wolf Administration Pushes Back on Misleading Comments on Immunizations
Today Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine was in the state Capitol to talk about the importance of immunizations in light of comments made during a U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday. Dr. Levine was joined by local health care professionals.


Wolf Administration Announces Next Step in Transforming Health Care Delivery in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration announced today the first five participants in the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, the first model in the nation aimed at ensuring the financial viability of hospitals in rural areas across the state, and the next step in transforming health care delivery in Pennsylvania.


Wolf Administration Prepares and Delivers Meals to Montgomery County Seniors
Pennsylvania Department of Aging Acting Secretary Robert Torres joined Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County today to prepare and deliver meals to homebound seniors in observance of March for Meals, an annual Meals on Wheels acknowledgment and celebration for program volunteers and the seniors they serve.