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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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1/8/2018

Agriculture Department, Penn State Release Recommendations to Maintain Healthy, Diverse Pollinator Populations
 
Standing in front of one of the more popular exhibits at the Pennsylvania Farm Show-an educational display on the importance of bees to society-state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today helped unveil a new report intended to support healthy pollinator populations in the face of challenges that have decimated some species.
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1/8/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Outlines Plans to Tackle Challenges Facing Residents, Government to Improve Accountability, Transparency
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today outlined his major audit initiatives and special reports for 2018 that will help tackle many of the challenges facing Pennsylvania government and residents while improving accountability and transparency.
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1/8/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Shares Erie Controller's Concern about Lack of Grant Oversight at Greater Erie Community Action Committee
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he shares concerns raised by Erie County Controller Mary Schaaf and others about the lack of financial oversight of how the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) spends public funds.
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1/6/2018

Governor Wolf Kicks Off 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show, Celebrating Strength and Diversity of State's Agriculture Industry
 
Governor Tom Wolf kicked off the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show today, celebrating the show's 2018 theme, 'Strength in Our Diversity.' The annual eight-day event will highlight the breadth and diversity of Pennsylvania's agriculture and food industry, the people who make it thrive, and investments the commonwealth has made to support the industry's long-term prosperity.
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1/4/2018

Half-Ton Butter Sculpture Depicts 'Strength in Our Diversity,' Careers in Agriculture from Farm to Table
 
A sculpture carved from a half-ton of butter depicting the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture - specifically careers and roles that support the dairy industry - was unveiled today at the 102nd Farm Show.
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1/4/2018

Ahead of Dangerously Cold Temperatures, Wolf Administration Urges Safety, Preparedness
 
As extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills are set to affect the commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf reminds residents of the need for safety and preparedness during the winter months.
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1/4/2018

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Attends Drug Take Back Day Event
 
In coordination with District Attorney Cory Snook, the Attorney General held a press conference on the Drug Take Back Day Event.
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1/3/2018

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding Offers a Media Preview of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Today, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding offered a media preview of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show, Strength in Our Diversity, which runs January 6 - 13 at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Redding was joined by representatives from PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police, who provided tools to help motorists travel safely to and from the event.
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12/22/2017

Governor Wolf Visits Grandparents and their Grandchildren Whose Parents Have Been Affected by the Opioid Crisis
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Wolf was at Highmark Caring Place in Lemoyne, Cumberland County, to visit with grandparents and hear of their experiences raising grandchildren whose parents have been affected by the opioid crisis. Grandparents from Carlisle, Harrisburg, Middletown and New Kingston shared how they not only lost their child, but are now raising children once again. Governor Wolf was joined by Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine; Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne; Acting Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith; and Acting Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller to hear first-hand how the commonwealth can support these families.
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12/21/2017

Governor Wolf Visits United Way of the Capital Region to Discuss Workforce Development and Highlight the Importance of Giving
 
Enola, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited the United Way of the Capital Region for a roundtable discussion with staff, volunteers, and employer partners focused on the organization's recently established workforce development pilot program. The United Way of the Capital Region recently partnered with the community to launch a pilot project focusing on workforce development. The project helps the un- and underemployed obtain jobs where they earn a living wage. This project unique has been developed through the lens of the employer and focuses on guiding an individual through the first year of work, as well as advancements in the workplace. The project includes financial literacy services to help individuals learn how to budget and save for the future.
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12/21/2017

Governor & Mrs. Wolf Joins Ben Franklin Students to Celebrate the Holidays
 
Governor & Mrs. Wolf celebrated the holidays with the elementary school students and thanked the 4th grade honor rolls students for making ornaments that are hanging from the ceiling of the State Reception Room in the Governor's Residence.
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12/19/2017

Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to get a Flu Vaccination this Holiday Season
 
Harrisburg, PA - As the weather turns colder, the Wolf Administration wants to remind Pennsylvanians of the importance of getting a flu vaccine and taking steps to protect yourself and others from the flu. The flu is a highly contagious disease, and the most important thing you can do to prevent getting it is to get a flu shot.
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12/18/2017

Governor Wolf Vetoes Anti-Choice Bill that Severely Limits Women's Health Care Options
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed Senate Bill 3, the anti-choice legislation that would severely limit women's reproductive rights and health care options. He was joined by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, legislators, local elected officials, and women's reproductive rights advocates for the event in the Mayor's Reception Room.
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12/18/2017

GO-TIME: DEP Increases Oil and Gas Drilling Inspections after Switch to Electronic Process in 2017
 
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it will complete more oil and gas drilling site inspections in 2017 than in 2016, as a result of a GO-TIME project that replaced years of paper forms with a mobile app.
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