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1/30/2018

Governor Wolf Hosts Non-Partisan Redistricting Listening Session with State College Residents
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Penn State University faculty and students, community leaders, and residents for a non-partisan panel discussion on gerrymandering in the commonwealth. Nearly 100 constituents joined the discussion on how the current Congressional map affects their representation and how they feel redistricting should be approached. This is the first in a series of listening sessions the governor will hold across Pennsylvania in advance of the February 9 deadline for the General Assembly to deliver a redrawn Congressional map.
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1/30/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Finds School Bus Driver Qualification Problems
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today warned school officials statewide to be extra vigilant with bus driver background checks after auditors discovered 10 drivers in various school districts who should have been banned from transporting students because of criminal convictions.
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1/30/2018

As Flu Cases Rise to Highest Levels in Recent Years, Wolf Administration Urges Public to Get a Flu Shot, Take Precautions
 
Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today warned residents Pennsylvania's confirmed flu cases have nearly doubled in the past two weeks, making this the most severe flu season in recent years.
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1/29/2018

Governor Wolf's Opioid Operations Command Center provided an update to the media on disaster declaration initiatives and command center progress made to date.
 
Department of Health Deputy Secretary for Health Planning and Assessment Ray Barishansky provided a briefing on behalf of the command center.
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1/26/2018

Governor Wolf, DEP Taking Action to Reduce Backlogs, Improve Oversight, and Modernize Permit Process
 
oday, Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the administration's plan to reduce permit backlogs, modernize permitting processes, and better utilize technology to improve both oversight and efficiency. Today's action is a result of a yearlong effort to identify and implement strategies that will help DEP meet the goals of the Permit Decision Guarantee, while continuing to issue strong permits with strict environmental protections. Governor Wolf also announced the administration will bolster DEP staffing, which has been deeply eroded in past budget cuts, to boost these efforts.
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1/23/2018

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Unveils
 
At a town-hall-style meeting of parents and community leaders at the Bear Creek School in Elizabethtown, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today unveiled a new public awareness campaign designed to spark conversations about alcohol use between parents and their elementary to middle-school-aged children.
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1/22/2018

Corrections Demonstrates Body Scanner, Unveils Steps to Improve Security, Safety and Reduce Drug Usage at Wernersville Community Corrections Center
 
The Department of Corrections (DOC) has undertaken a sweeping overhaul of its Wernersville Community Correctional Center in Berks County to improve security, public safety, operational efficiency and reentrant support. The initiatives were announced at an event today at the facility.
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1/19/2018

State Capitol Building in Harrisburg is lit green in a show of support for the Eagles. Jan. 19, 2018.
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today announced a friendly wager over this weekend's NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles. Governor Dayton has wagered a five-pound Pearson's Salted Nut Roll if the Eagles win and Governor Wolf has offered five pounds of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets if the Vikings win. 'Our Philadelphia Eagles have overcome adversity and displayed true Pennsylvania grit to put themselves one game away from the Super Bowl,' Governor Wolf said. 'While I wanted an all-Pennsylvania Super Bowl, I am proud of the Eagles and look forward to cheering them on this weekend. Go Birds!' Governor Wolf also today announced that the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg will be lit green starting tonight and through the game Sunday in a show of support for the Eagles.
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1/17/2018

Governor Wolf to Modernize Outdated Overtime Rules to Strengthen the Middle Class and Provide Fairness for Workers
 
Philadelphia, PA - Today, as part of his 'Jobs That Pay' initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposal to strengthen the middle class by modernizing Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half-a-million people to ensure they are compensated fairly for their hard work.
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1/13/2018

Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania National Guard
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined approximately 500 Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) as they were honored in a ceremony at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg today as they prepare to depart for a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield (OSS).
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1/11/2018

Army and Navy Battle for Culinary Superiority at 102nd PA Farm Show Cook-Off
 
Today Team Navy claimed victory during the Army v. Navy Cook-Off on the PA Preferred Culinary Connection Stage at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.
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1/11/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Free Flu Shots at the Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Harrisburg, PA - Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today joined nurses from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at the 102ndPennsylvania Farm Show to provide free flu shots to the public.
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1/11/2018

2018 PA Farm Show aerial stock footage
 
2018 PA Farm Show aerial stock footage
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1/10/2018

Governor Wolf Stresses Agriculture's Economic Impact; Says New Report's Recommendations Guide Opportunities for Growth
 
Harrisburg, PA - Speaking to more than 500 state and local officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Governor Tom Wolf made one point clear: agriculture is an incredibly vital industry to the state's economy that policymakers and industry must work collaboratively to strengthen and grow. The Governor made his remarks at the eight-day show's annual Public Officials Day luncheon.
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1/10/2018

Governor Wolf Declares Heroin and Opioid Epidemic a Statewide Disaster Emergency
 
Governor Tom Wolf took another step forward in bolstering the fight against heroin and opioid addiction by signing a statewide disaster declaration to enhance state response, increase access to treatment, and save lives. The declaration is the first-of-its-kind for a public health emergency in Pennsylvania and will utilize a command center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to track progress and enhance coordination of health and public safety agencies.
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