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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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12/15/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Protect Children's Health Care, Urges Federal Action
 
With state legislators, cabinet officials, health care providers, families, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) administration and clinicians joining him, Governor Tom Wolf today held a bill signing of legislation to protect children's health care through state funding of the Children's Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP.
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12/15/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro comments on Federal Injunction
 
Pennsylvania wins a nationwide injunction from Federal Judge Wendy Beetlestone stopping President Trump's order that eliminated women's guaranteed access to contraceptive care under the Affordable Care Act.
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12/14/2017

GO-TIME: State Lowers its Energy Bills, Spurs Economic Activity through GESA Program
 
An innovative program to lower energy costs in state buildings will generate $4.2 million in annual savings to self-fund efficiency projects as part of Governor Tom Wolf's GO-TIME initiative, Department of General Services (DGS) Secretary Curt Topper announced today.
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12/14/2017

Governor Wolf Makes Holiday Visit to the Southeastern Veterans' Center
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), along with members of the Pennsylvania National Guard for a holiday visit to the Southeastern Veterans' Center in Spring City.
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12/14/2017

Wolf Administration Shares Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Holiday Season Tips and Resources
 
Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne today spoke in the state Capitol Rotunda to share resources and advice for individuals and families affected by mental health and substance use disorders.
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12/12/2017

Governor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania's Economy
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined the National Math and Science Initiative today at the state Capitol to recognize the impressive academic gains of several western Pennsylvania schools in the organization's College Readiness Program, and he touted the state's significant progress and investments in education to reverse years of cuts and prepare students with the skills for a rewarding career in the 21st century economy.
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