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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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9/19/2017

Less than Two Weeks Left to 'Make it Right' and Take Advantage of
 
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today reminded claimants and businesses that the opportunity to take advantage of Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation (UC) Amnesty program, which ends September 30, is dwindling fast.
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9/19/2017

Governor Wolf and First Lady Join Planned Parenthood for Panel Discussion on Women's Health Care Rights and Access
 
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were in Blue Bell today to participate in a panel discussion and community forum on the importance of Planned Parenthood. The event was held at Montgomery County Community College's main campus.
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9/19/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Stopped Abuse of State Funds by Abortion Alternative Provider Real Alternatives
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest performance audit helped stop a decades - old practice where abortion alternative provider Real Alternatives used state funds to support activities outside of Pennsylvania.
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9/19/2017

National Investigation into Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors
 
UPPER DUBLIN, PA - Surrounded by parents who have lost children to overdoses and local law enforcement, Attorney General
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9/18/2017

Wolf Administration Warns Consumers to Watch for Flood Damaged Vehicles Following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma
 
With automotive officials estimating as many as 500,000 vehicles were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and hundreds of thousands of vehicles likely flooded by Hurricane Irma in Florida, Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman and Deputy PennDOT Secretary Kurt Myers today warned consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged cars being sold as undamaged new or used vehicles, and offered tips on how to spot a vehicle that has flood damage.
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9/18/2017

Wolf Administration Partners with The Arc on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention
 
Members of the Wolf Administration were joined by Executive Director of The Arc of Pennsylvania Maureen Cronin, individuals impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and advocates to raise awareness and discuss prevention during FASD Awareness month.
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9/15/2017

Wolf Administration Salutes Statewide Efforts To Reduce Stormwater Runoff Pollution
 
Today Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell was in Lemoyne Borough to salute efforts to reduce stormwater runoff pollution by municipalities statewide. Hundreds of municipalities are striving to meet a Saturday deadline for MS4 permit applications and Pollutant Reduction Plans.
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