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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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9/13/2017

Wolf Administration Announces Altoona Has Successfully Terminated Distressed Municipality Status Under Act 47
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, on behalf of Governor Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the City of Altoona's status as a distressed municipality under Act 47 is terminated. Altoona is the 13th municipality to exit the program and completed the fastest exit of distressed status by a city.
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9/12/2017

Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera Joins Advocates to Promote School Safety Across Commonwealth
 
Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today joined CeaseFirePA, Education Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Education Law Center to introduce new resources to help schools and communities promote school safety. During the press conference, CeaseFirePA presented videos that educators, administrators, and community members can use to prevent gun violence.
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9/12/2017

Governor Announces Veterans' Trust Fund Grant Awards - Grantees Announced for Pennsylvania County Offices of Veterans Affairs
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 15 Pennsylvania counties' Veterans Affairs Offices will receive $150,000 in grants and 17 charitable or veteran service organizations will receive $500,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Veterans' Trust Fund (VTF). The VTF is administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).
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9/12/2017

Commonwealth Launches Pilot Program to Integrate Hybrid, Electric Technology into State Vehicle Fleet
 
Pennsylvania Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper was joined by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Policy Director Jessica Shirley today to officially launch the Commonwealth's Hybrid/Electric Vehicles Pilot Program.
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9/11/2017

Wolf Administration Convenes State's First Automated Vehicle Summit
 
Wolf Administration officials from the departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Community and Economic Development (DCED), Labor & Industry (L&I), and State Police (PSP) are taking part in the state's first Automated Vehicle Summit in State College.
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9/6/2017

Wolf Administration Kicks-off State Celebration of National Recovery Month
 
Pennsylvanians in long-term recovery talked about their personal stories at the statewide kick-off National Recovery Month in Pennsylvania. In addition, Acting Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Jennifer Smith, Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne discussed the Wolf administration's commitment to continue support to help get people suffering from addiction into treatment and recovery.
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9/6/2017

Governor Wolf Announces Introduction of 'It's On Us PA' Legislation
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined legislators, advocates, and students today to announce the upcoming introduction of a package of six bills as part of his 'It's On Us PA' campaign to combat sexual violence in K-12 schools and on college and university campuses.
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9/6/2017

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Lawsuit filed against Trump Administration over Ending of DACA Program
 
'Earlier today, more than a dozen Attorneys General and I filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump's decision to end the successful DACA program that the Federal Government started five years ago.'
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9/4/2017

Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania National Guard Troops Headed to Texas
 
Middletown, PA - Governor Tom Wolf was on hand today for the send-off of a number of the approximately 200 Pennsylvania National Guard troops who departed over the weekend via both air and a ground convoy to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in Texas.
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9/1/2017

Wolf Administration Challenges You to Take the Preparedness Pledge
 
Governor Wolf and his administration officials today encouraged citizens to observe National Preparedness Month in September by pledging to be prepared for emergencies before they happen. You can find the preparedness pledge on the redesigned website, www.ready.pa.gov (previously www.ReadyPA.org) which has free resources to help you make a family emergency communications plan and build emergency kits for your home and car
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8/31/2017

Wolf Administration Invites Pennsylvanians to Submit Recovery Stories and Attend Sept. 6 National Recovery Month Kick-Off
 
September is National Recovery Month and Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in the statewide kick-off of the celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Rotunda, 501 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg.
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8/31/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Unveils Campus Safety Initiative on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Mental Health and Sexual Assault Prevention
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a new campus safety initiative focused on preventing drug and alcohol abuse, mental health and sexual assault at colleges and universities across Pennsylvania.
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8/31/2017

Governor Wolf's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Celebrates Reduction of Opioid Over-Prescribing in First Year
 
Governor Tom Wolf today recognized the more than 93,000 users registered with Pennsylvania's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), who have helped reduce the number of patients 'doctor-shopping' for Schedule II-IV controlled substance prescription drugs in the past year.
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8/30/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Brings the Fight against Heroin & Opioid Epidemic to Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland & Cambria Counties
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced charges against a Beaver County man for selling fentanyl-laced drugs to two victims who died weeks apart of overdoses. Another 22 drug dealers were also charged today with selling heroin, cocaine and other drugs throughout Beaver County.
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