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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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2/27/2018

Wolf Administration Officials, Berks County Stone Supplier Show How to Safeguard Commerce, Avoid Spreading Spotted Lanternfly
 
To mark National Invasive Species Week, the Pennsylvania departments of Agriculture and Conservation and Natural Resources, along with representatives of the Governor's Invasive Species Council visited Rolling Rock Building Stone today to demonstrate the crucial role businesses can play in stopping the spread of Spotted Lanternfly - a destructive pest that threatens agricultural commodities and the export of all goods.
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2/27/2018

Wolf Administration Discusses Impacts of Eating Disorders, Recognizes Professionals Leading the Fight Against these Illnesses
 
Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine met today with survivors and industry leaders as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week to discuss the support needed by individuals and their families affected by eating disorders, and to recognize professionals who are leading the fight against these life-threatening illnesses.
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2/26/2018

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Highlights Available Resources and Help
 
The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, and the Pennsylvania Lottery today recognized the upcoming March observance of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month and urged the public to learn how to recognize the signs of a gambling problem.
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2/26/2018

TREASURER TORSELLA UNVEILS UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S SAVINGS ACCOUNTS FOR HIGHER ED
 
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today was joined by Senators John Gordner and Vincent Hughes, James Preston, CEO of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, PHEAA Board Chair Rep. Michael Peifer and Vice-Chair Sen. Wayne Fontana, Rep. Duane Milne and others to announce a new program that would provide a $100 starter deposit to every child born or adopted in Pennsylvania to be used towards higher education expenses. A privately funded demonstration project will be available immediately in 6 Pennsylvania counties; the proposed legislation would extend it statewide.
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2/20/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Putting Game Commission Under Microscope
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced the start of a performance audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the agency responsible for managing the commonwealth's wildlife resources.
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