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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 Fire Department, where he addressed the Pennsylvania Firemen's Association Conference. He spoke about state funds helping volunteer firefighters save lives and property and why it is important to audit volunteer firefighters' relief associations to assure money is spent effectively.
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9/20/2018

DePasquale Outraged Billions in Hidden Wall St. Fees Paid by Public Employee Pension Plans
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released the following statement about revelations that pension plans for teachers, state police officers, corrections officers and other public employees paid $3.8 billion in hidden fees over 10 years
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9/19/2018

Wolf Administration Discusses Trends and Preparations for Extreme Weather, Outlines Tips and Resources for Pennsylvanians
 
In what is already the wettest year on record in much of Pennsylvania and in recognition of National Preparedness Month, Wolf Administration officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and the state Insurance Department today discussed how the state is analyzing and preparing for extreme weather, and also offered tips and resources for Pennsylvanians.
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9/12/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Update on Program Offering Coordinated, Quality Health Care in Homes, Communities
 
Wolf Administration Provides Update on Program Offering Coordinated, Quality Health Care in Homes, Communities
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9/12/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Finds Former Coatesville School Superintendent Stole $54,597 in Unauthorized Salary Increases
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said the former superintendent at Coatesville Area School District gave himself three consecutive and excessive unauthorized salary increases totaling $54,597 while the school district was struggling to meet operating expenses.
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9/7/2018

TREASURER TORSELLA CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF KEYSTONE SCHOLARS LEGISLATION
 
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today was joined by Senator John Gordner, a key legislative partner, to celebrate the passage into law of Treasury's new scholarship grant program, Keystone Scholars. The program becomes available to all Pennsylvania families statewide in January 2019.
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9/7/2018

Governor Wolf Helps Launch New STEM Teacher Training Fellowship
 
Demonstrating a commitment to STEM education to strengthen the economy, Governor Tom Wolf joined Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation; the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and other education and non-profit leaders today to announce the new Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching Fellows program. The fellowship will provide a pipeline of excellent STEM teachers for Pennsylvania's schools.
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9/5/2018

Wolf Administration Kicks off National Recovery Month
 
Today, Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith was joined by individuals in recovery, stakeholders, advocates, and community members in the Capitol Rotunda to kick off statewide September celebrations of individuals in recovery.
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9/5/2018

Governor Wolf Meets with Corrections Officers to Discuss Safety Concerns, Announce New Protocols
 
Today Governor Tom Wolf met privately with Department of Corrections staff at State Correctional Institution Greene to discuss safety concerns amid the recent spate of staff exposure to unknown substances in several of the state's correctional facilities.
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8/31/2018

Wolf Administration Honors Individuals During Overdose Awareness Vigil
 
Today, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and the Department of Health partnered with the Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance and the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition to host a vigil in observance of Overdose Awareness Day. The event brought together stakeholders, advocates, and community members to honor individuals who have lost their battle with addiction in the Capitol Rotunda.
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8/30/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Launches Audit of Temple University
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced he will conduct a performance audit of Temple University.
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8/30/2018

Wolf Administration Opioid Command Center Issues Alert Regarding Synthetic Drugs, Including K2
 
The Wolf Administration today issued a warning for all Pennsylvanians about the influx of synthetic drugs into the state, including synthetic fentanyl and K2, and the lethal risks associated with them.
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8/29/2018

Auditor General DePasquale is Fixing Fund that Helps First Responders
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest performance audit shows the Department of Health (DOH) continued its failure to properly oversee the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund (EMSOF) through mid-2017. However, he anticipates improvements under DOH Secretary Rachel Levine's leadership.
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