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10/11/2017

Governor Wolf Announces $217 Million in GO-TIME Savings in 2016-17 Fiscal Year
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced more than $217 million in savings during the 2016-17 fiscal year from his administration's efforts to modernize government operations to reduce costs and improve efficiencies through the Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME). The cumulative savings during the Wolf administration is over $373 million.
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10/10/2017

Wolf Administration Announces New Apprenticeship Program for STEM 'Jobs that Pay' in Agriculture
 
Wolf administration officials today introduced a new apprenticeship program to prepare agriculture equipment service technicians for 'jobs that pay' by developing hands-on skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Pennsylvania will face more than 1,000 job openings by 2027 as current farm equipment mechanics and service technicians retire.
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10/10/2017

Governor Wolf Kicks Off Rise of the Rest Tour to Showcase Central PA Businesses
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf today participated in the Rise of the Rest Tour showcasing central Pennsylvania businesses. The governor joined Steve Case, the founder of AOL and Revolution, and creator of the Rise of the Rest tours, as part of this nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems.
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10/6/2017

Governor Wolf Receives Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Pink Ribbon Award for Requiring Insurers to Cover 3D Screening Mammograms at No Extra Cost
 
Governor Wolf today received the PA Breast Cancer Coalition's highest honor, the Pink Ribbon award, for his work to require that 3D mammograms be covered by insurance under existing state law and must be provided to Pennsylvania women at no cost. Since October 2015, insurers must treat 3D mammograms the same as traditional two-dimensional mammograms when determining healthcare coverage.
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10/5/2017

Wolf Administration Highlights Cybersecurity Initiatives to Protect Pennsylvanians
 
Harrisburg, PA - In the wake of high-profile cyber attacks targeting businesses, governments and other organizations, the Wolf administration is reminding Pennsylvanians to take appropriate steps to protect their personal and financial data.
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10/5/2017

Wolf Administration Unveils $5 Million for Naloxone for First Responders in All PA Counties
 
Wolf Administration officials today announced that applications for naloxone kits for first responders throughout the commonwealth are now being accepted.
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10/5/2017

Wolf Administration, Partners Announce Innovative Program Designed to Reduce Recidivism through Financial Education
 
Public and private partners gathered today at the headquarters of PSECU to announce a pioneering partnership and program that aims at reducing recidivism - the holding of five simultaneous Financial Reality Fairs on October 14 in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie, and Reading.
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10/4/2017

Governor Wolf Draws Line in the Sand on Budget After Repeated GOP Failure and Obstruction
 
Today, after the repeated failure of the legislature to finalize the budget deal, Governor Wolf called on Republican leaders to replace their most recent tax proposals with a commonsense severance tax and vote. Republican leaders could not deliver votes for a commercial storage tax or a hotel tax despite their offering of both as counters to a severance tax.
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10/4/2017

Code4PA Hackathon Winners Exemplify Innovation, Civic Engagement Using Commonwealth Open Data
 
The winners of the first-ever commonwealth data hackathon have created a website that uses crash data and predictive analytics to help the motorists avoid potential accidents in the future. Nearly 200 people participated in the Code4PA hackathon, which kicked-off on September 29 in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
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9/29/2017

Governor Wolf Announces New Branding Program for PA-Brewed Beers; Touts 'Jobs that Pay' Potential of Local Brewers
 
To further support a rapidly growing industry in the commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the launch of the PA PreferredTM Brews initiative, a branding program dedicated specifically for beers brewed in Pennsylvania using agricultural commodities grown in the state.
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9/26/2017

Wolf Administration Highlights STEM Success, Careers in the Commonwealth
 
Wolf Administration officials, including Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Pedro A. Rivera and Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani, today joined students, employers, lawmakers, partners from Pennsylvania's five STEM ecosystems, and others to highlight the work Pennsylvania has done with STEM education and careers over the past few years.
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9/25/2017

30 Drug Dealers Charged in $1.6 Million Crystal Meth Trafficking Operation in North Central PA
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against 30 drug dealers in connection with the shipment and sale of $1.6 million in crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk and Forest Counties over the last year and a half.
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9/25/2017

Governor Wolf, Secretary Redding Celebrate Perdue Soybean Plant Opening; Tout 'Jobs that Pay,' Expanded Market Opportunities for PA Farmers
 
Bainbridge, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today joined Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue and other company and local officials to celebrate the opening of Pennsylvania's first large-scale, commercial soybean processing plant. The Lancaster County plant will create 35 family-sustaining local jobs and hundreds more in the state's supply and distribution chain for agricultural products. The plant also promises to more than double the state's soybean processing capacity, providing better prices and increased demand for area soybean farmers' crops.
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9/20/2017

Governor Wolf Kicks Off Visits to 14 Northern Pennsylvania Counties
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf kicked off a series of visits to 14 counties in northern Pennsylvania with stops in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County; Tunkhannock, Wyoming County; Montrose, Susquehanna Count; and Dushore, Sullivan County. 'I'm very excited to be in Northern Pennsylvania to hear directly from residents and business leaders about some of the work the state is doing to support these communities and local businesses,' Gov. Wolf said. 'Pennsylvania is a big state filled with interesting, diverse, and exciting people and places, many of them in our rural communities.
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9/19/2017

Wolf Administration Unveils Prescription Drug Take-Back Boxes at 65 State Police Stations
 
As part of the ongoing effort to curb the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, officials with the Wolf Administration today announced the opening of 65 prescription drug take-back boxes at Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) stations across the commonwealth. State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker was joined by Acting Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Jennifer Smith and other Wolf administration officials at Troop H headquarters in Harrisburg to unveil one of the take-back boxes, which were donated by CVS Health as part of the company's commitment to helping the communities it serves prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse.
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