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8/1/2017

Pennsylvania Takes Legal Action against Trump Administration to Protect Pennsylvanians' Health from Ozone and Smog
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro was joined by Governor Tom Wolf to announce he filed a lawsuit today along with 14 other states challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to delay implementing a rule to reduce levels of ground-level ozone or smog -- critical to protecting Pennsylvanians and Americans from dangerous pollution.
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7/31/2017

Department of Human Services Launches Changes to Child Care Provider Quality Rating System
 
DHS Deputy Secretary for the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Suzann Morris was joined by stakeholders and providers to launch revisions to the Keystone Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources and Support (STARS) program.
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7/31/2017

Shutting Down the Dragon Heroin Pipeline
 
Attorney General Shapiro, Blair County DA Consiglio announce takedown of a ring that sold $7.8 million in heroin in Altoona & Johnstown over 13 months
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7/30/2017

Wolf Administration: Phase-in of Dry Leaf
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration today announced that the dry leaf form of medical marijuana will be phased in at dispensaries starting Aug. 1 at 16 locations and expanding to 28 locations the following week.
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7/28/2017

Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas Station in York County
 
Governor Tom Wolf today helped celebrate the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at a Shipley Energy fleet fueling facility in Spring Garden Township, York County. The CNG station, located at the intersection of Interstate 83 and Route 30, is a partnership between Shipley Energy of York and Clean Energy Fuels Corp of California. The CNG station and five Shipley Energy CNG fleet vehicles received nearly $600,000 in state incentives.
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7/24/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Charges Western PA Priest with Sexual Abuse
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against a Catholic priest in Westmoreland County for a sexual assault committed against a 10-year-old boy.
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7/19/2017

Wolf Administration's 'Road MaP' Initiative Improving Two Monroe County Roadways
 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials today highlighted roadway improvements using recycled asphalt paving, or RAP, on nearly 4 miles of lower volume roads in Monroe County.
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7/13/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Multi-Agency Attack on Opioid Epidemic Shows Progress; Audit Outlines Path Toward Greater Success
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said audits of the three agencies that are at the forefront of Pennsylvania's opioid crisis response show that progress is being made, but measuring effectiveness is complicated because each agency has a different definition of effectiveness.
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7/12/2017

Governor Wolf, Clarion University Announce Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate
 
Governor Wolf was joined today by Clarion University President Dr. Karen Whitney; Dr. Ray Feroz, Chair of the Clarion University Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Sciences; PA Department of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, and PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, to announce Clarion University's online Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate program.
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7/11/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Unveils Major Initiative to Supply 300,000 Drug Deactivation Pouches in 12 Counties Hit Hardest by Opioid Epidemic
 
SHELOCTA, PA - Unveiling a major initiative to reduce the diversion of prescription drugs in Pennsylvania communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the Office of Attorney General will supply 300,000 drug deactivation and disposal pouches in 12 counties.
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7/8/2017

Wolf Administration Encourages Motorcyclists to Attend Free Safety Event
 
The Wolf Administration announced today that motorcyclists from throughout the commonwealth are invited to attend the free Live Free Ride Alive Safety Day at the Farm Show Complex on Cameron Street on Saturday, July 8 from 1 - 5 PM to help spread awareness of the importance of motorcycle safety to riders and motorists alike.
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7/7/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Establish Rare Disease Advisory Council
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed legislation to establish a Rare Disease Advisory Council in Pennsylvania. The law is a step forward to help more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians suffering from a rare disease.
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7/5/2017

Thousands of PA Turnpike Motorists Could Be Stranded
 
The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) is warning 10,611 PA Turnpike motorists with overdue toll violations and invoices that they could risk having their motor-vehicle registrations suspended if they don't make good on their debt. The PTC today unveiled a partial amnesty program to encourage its top toll scofflaws - motorists who together racked up invoices and violations worth $17.1 million - to pay now before the law kicks in on Aug. 4.
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7/5/2017

Wolf Administration Unveils Mobility, Safety Improvements Coming
 
Wolf Administration officials today joined local and business officials at Presque Isle State Park to unveil plans to improve traffic flow, facilities and mobility within the park, as well as enhanced connections to and along the Erie Bayfront. Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and Community and Economic Development (DCED) officials were onsite for the event, highlighting the collective state contribution to the project.
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6/29/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Law to Increase Penalties for Endangering Children
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 217, renewing the commonwealth's commitment to the safety of its children and increasing penalties for those who carelessly and flagrantly endanger them. Act 12, House Bill 217, introduced by Representative Rob Kauffman and passed unanimously by both the House and Senate, will strengthen Pennsylvania's child endangerment laws and further protect children from abuse and mistreatment
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