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11/9/2017

PA Turnpike and PA Council on the Arts Expand Arts Sparks Program to Riverview School District
 
Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) unveiled a new mosaic, designed and created by students at Riverview Junior and Senior High School. This is the second art piece created through Art Sparks, a partnership between the PCA's Arts in Education residency program and the PTC to bring student- created artwork to service plazas across the PTC's 550-mile system.
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11/9/2017

Wolf Administration Teams with PUC and Utilities to Highlight Efforts to Grow Veterans in the Utility Workforce
 
Today Wolf Administration officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) joined Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown and representatives from public utilities from across the state to highlight the importance and impact of veterans in the utility workforce.
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11/8/2017

Wolf Administration, United Way of Southwestern PA Announce New App to Help Students with Disabilities Find Jobs That Pay
 
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Executive Director for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) David DeNotaris with United Way of Southwestern PA's Director of Programs for Seniors & People with Disabilities Heather Sedlacko, announced the launch of the new 'PA Planning for the Future Checklist' app to help students with disabilities transition from high school to employment and find jobs that pay.
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9/14/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says 'State of the Child' Special Report Shows Broken Child-Welfare System Puts Children at Risk
 
The system is broken. And Pennsylvania's at-risk children are not safe.
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11/1/2017

Wolf Administration Kicks Off the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season
 
Today, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, along with Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, joined by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown, and representatives from local utility companies kicked off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2017-18 season at the United Way of Lancaster County
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11/1/2017

Wolf Administration Launches Patient and Caregiver Registry for Medical Marijuana Program
 
Wolf Administration Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today launched the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry, marking a major milestone in getting medication to patients.
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11/1/2017

GO-TIME: General Services Procurement Savings Top $143 Million and Growing
 
Innovative approaches such as reverse auctions, contract renewal discounts save millions of dollars on goods and services bought by the commonwealth
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10/31/2017

Pennsylvania Teacher Named Milken Educator Award Recipient, Receives $25,000 Award
 
- Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today joined students, teachers, and administrators at Slippery Rock High School to surprise educator Melanie Cole with the 2017 Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 check
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10/30/2017

Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program Tests Patient and Caregiver Registry
 
The Wolf Administration tested the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry, one of the last steps before the registry is made available to all patients who wish to participate in Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program.
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10/27/2017

Governor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated This Year
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that so far this year, roughly 2,100 roadway miles were paved and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has also put out contracts to preserve, repair, and replace more than 450 state-owned bridges and 18 locally owned bridges, and also completed 20 bridge projects with department forces.
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10/27/2017

Governor Wolf Launches New Manufacturing PA Initiative
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the launch of Manufacturing PA, a new initiative to support manufacturing and link job training to career pathways to ensure that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement with Pennsylvania manufacturers in today's global economy.
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10/26/2017

Acting Insurance Commissioner Announces ACA Open Enrollment Outreach Efforts
 
Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman today announced the launch of a media campaign to help Pennsylvanians understand the individual market health insurance options during open enrollment, November 1 through December 15. The campaign will help fill the void left by Trump Administration cuts to outreach and advertising budgets and was created to ensure that consumers understand changes to the open enrollment period, which is now six weeks shorter than in previous years.
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10/26/2017

Governor Wolf: Severance Tax Right Thing to Do
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf stood with Southeast lawmakers to urge the legislature to pass a severance tax. 'The fairest and simplest solution to the current budget challenge is a severance tax on natural gas production,' Governor Wolf said. 'The House could still do the right thing and vote on a severance tax.'
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10/24/2017

Wolf Administration to Announce Partnership with CVS Health to Create 'Jobs that Pay' for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities
 
Governor Tom Wolf announced today a partnership between CVS Health and OVR's Hiram G. Andrews Center (HGAC) in Johnstown to create 'Jobs that Pay' for individuals with disabilities at CVS stores across Pennsylvania. The Department of Labor and Industry and CVS Health will hold a formal announcement at HGAC, 727 Goucher Street, Johnstown, at a 3:00 PM press conference today.
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10/23/2017

Wolf Administration Touts Expanded Biofuel Infrastructure through Public - Private Partnership
 
Pennsylvania's travelers now have expanded opportunities for filling thei r vehicles with renewable fuels thanks to a federal grant the Wolf administration secured in 2015 from the United States Department of Agriculture. The $7 million gran t allowed th e Sheetz Corporation to expand ethanol availability to 340 more fuel pumps at 77 store locations across the state.
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