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3/19/2018

Wolf Administration Unveils PA Overdose Information Network
 
Wolf Administration officials held a press conference today to unveil the latest effort to combat the opioid epidemic in response to the disaster declaration Governor Tom Wolf declared on January 10.
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3/19/2018

Jackpot-Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $456.7 Million Sold in Lancaster County
 
The Pennsylvania Lottery today congratulated Speedway, 675 Lancaster Road, Manheim, Lancaster County, for selling the jackpot-winning ticket from the March 17, 2018, Powerball drawing. The ticket won Powerball's eighth-largest jackpot on record, worth a $456.7 million annuity value or $273.9 million cash, less applicable withholding.
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3/19/2018

Governor Wolf Announces New Initiative to Expand Broadband Access
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf will announce a new initiative aimed at expanding broadband access to businesses and households in Pennsylvania through the creation of a new office dedicated to ensuring every Pennsylvanian has access to high-speed internet. The announcement also will include the introduction of the Pennsylvania Broadband Investment Incentive Program, which will offer incentives to private providers willing to invest in underserved and unserved areas throughout Pennsylvania.
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3/14/2018

Governor Wolf Launches Mentor-Protege Program to Help Small Diverse Businesses Better Compete for State Contracts
 
As part of his commitment to level the playing field for small and diverse businesses, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the launch of the Commonwealth's Mentor-Protege Program (MPP) for Small Diverse Businesses. The 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.
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3/13/2018

Wolf Administration Holds Community Forum to Help Older Pennsylvanians Avoid Being Scammed
 
Three cabinet secretaries from the Wolf Administration today traveled to Pottstown for a community discussion on steps the administration has taken to protect older Pennsylvanians from scams and financial exploitation.
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3/12/2018

Scam Warning: Cyber Criminals Posing as IRS Officials to Steal Fraudulent Tax Refunds
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue today urged taxpayers and tax professionals to take extra precautions to protect their computer systems and data following recent reports of several tax-related scams. One new scam involves cyber criminals filing falsified tax returns and obtaining fraudulent tax refunds from taxpayers by posing as Internal Revenue Service officials and debt collectors.
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3/12/2018

Governor Wolf Introduces 'Citizens First' Ethics Reform Plan Plan echoes Wolf's own gift ban and other good government actions
 
Pittsburgh, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today introduced his 'Citizens First' ethics reform plan that includes a gift ban for public officials, 'no budget, no pay' legislation, public official expense reform, and steps to curb the influence of special interests in Harrisburg
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3/9/2018

Agriculture Department, Humane Society Urge Dog Owners to 'Love Your Dog. License Your Dog.' Urges Reforms to Keep Dogs and Public Safe
 
Department of Agriculture Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Smith today visited the Bucks County Upper Bucks SPCA to remind Pennsylvanians about the benefits of and need to license their dogs. Having a dog license is not only the best way to bring home a lost pet more quickly, but the proceeds of dog license sales also ensure dogs and the public are kept safe.
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3/9/2018

Governor Wolf Outlines PAsmart, New Workforce Development Initiative to Help Pennsylvanians Get Job Training
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his plans for PAsmart - a new workforce development initiative that helps connect Pennsylvanians with resources for working and training in Pennsylvania. The governor made the announcement during a tour of New Century Careers, a Southwestern Pennsylvania workforce development organization.
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3/8/2018

Auditor General DePasquale to Enhance School Safety Reviews
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he will make significant changes to how his department reviews safety at Pennsylvania's schools.
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3/7/2018

Memorial Service Held for Corrections Sgt. Mark Baserman
 
Corrections Secretary John Wetzel delivers remarks at the memorial service for Corrections Sgt. Mark Baserman, who was fatally injured as a result of an attack by an inmate at SCI Somerset last month.
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3/7/2018

Governor Wolf, PEMA Director to Provide Briefing on Winter Storm
 
Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Flinn provide an update on the winter storm currently affecting much of central and eastern Pennsylvania.
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3/2/2018

Governor Wolf Joins Representative Harris for Listening Session on Gun Violence in Philadelphia
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Representative Jordan Harris, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Charles Ramsey, and additional state and local leaders for a listening session on gun violence in Philadelphia.
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3/1/2018

Governor Wolf Announces End to Policy that Delays Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
 
At a press conference at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland today, Governor Tom Wolf announced an initiative to remove barriers to people receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. The governor followed the announcement with a tour of the Crozer-Keystone Health System's First Steps Treatment Center, one year into operation to provide holistic residential treatment for substance use disorder.
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2/28/2018

Officials Provide Update on Governor Wolf's Opioid Disaster Declaration Progress
 
Harrisburg, PA - Representatives from Governor Tom Wolf's Opioid Operations Command Center today provided an update on initiatives included in Governor Wolf's opioid disaster declaration and progress the group has made as it passes the halfway point of the 90-day disaster emergency period.
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