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4/3/2017

PA Office of Victim Advocate Commemorates National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8
 
Commonwealth Victim Advocate Jennifer R. Storm was joined by several crime survivors, representatives from the District Attorney's Association, and the Crime Victim Alliance of PA who rallied at the state Capitol today to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, 2017.
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4/3/2017

PA Treasurer Joe Torsella, US Senator Casey Announce Opening of ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Eligible Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the opening of the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Savings Program that provides tax-exempt accounts for individuals with qualified disabilities and their families, during an event at the state Capitol with more than 200 disability advocates, their families, state lawmakers and US Senator Bob Casey, sponsor of the federal legislation.
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4/3/2017

Wolf Administration, PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Commission, Association of Pennsylvania Constructors Promote Work Zone Safety, Host Statewide Workers' Memorial
 
The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Association of Pennsylvania Constructors today gathered to kick off Work Zone Safety Awareness Week - which runs through April 7 and honor lives lost - by hosting PennDOT's statewide Workers' Memorial in Harrisburg.
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3/30/2017

Wolf Administration Announces Workers' Comp Insurance Rate Cut, Further Lowering Cost of Doing Business in Pennsylvania
 
Boyertown, PA -Wolf Administration cabinet secretaries for the Insurance Department and Labor & Industry today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see another cut in workers' compensation insurance rates while maintaining benefit levels for injured workers.
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3/29/2017

Governor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf Join Commission for Women to Honor Female Veterans During Women's History Month
 
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today joined the Pennsylvania Commission for Women to host the second annual event to honor Pennsylvania's female veterans in celebration of Women's History Month. During the event, held at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, 28 women from across the commonwealth representing every branch of the armed services were recognized for their brave service and selfless contributions to Pennsylvania and to the nation.
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3/24/2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Discusses Verdict in Graham Spanier Trial
 
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a press availability today immediately following the jury's verdict in the Graham Spanier trial.
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3/23/2017

Wolf Administration Thanks Crews for Winter Efforts, Unique Assistance During Recent Storm
 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today met with maintenance employees and underscored Governor Tom Wolf's appreciation for their work through last week's storm, during which Pittsburgh-area crews assisted on northeast-region roadways and participated in a unique mission.
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3/21/2017

Agriculture Secretary Celebrates National Ag Day; Stresses Importance of Innovation, Conservation
 
Mt. Joy, PA -Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today celebrated National Ag Day by touring Brubaker Farms, which incorporates innovative and sustainable practices generating energy and improving water and soil quality.
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3/20/2017

Wolf Administration Provides Information on Flood Insurance, Potential Grant Funding to Residents in Areas of Centre County Hit by Flooding in Late 2016
 
Milesburg, PA - Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director of the Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation Steve Bekanich, and State NFIP Coordinator Dan Fitzpatrick of the Department of Community and Economic Development, today presented information on flood insurance and potential grant availability to homeowners in Centre County hard hit by flooding in October 2016.
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3/16/2017

Governor Wolf Joins Pittsburgh Steelers Legend Franco Harris to Announce New Opioid Prescribing Guideline Recommendations for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
 
Pittsburgh, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf and former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris, joined state and local leaders at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Montefiore to announce new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids in orthopedics and sports medicine.
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3/15/2017

Governor Wolf Launches School Safety Task Force with Auditor General DePasquale
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at Penn Wynne Elementary School in Montgomery County today to announce the creation of a School Safety Task Force that brings together government officials, statewide education organizations, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers, parents, and students to talk to about ways to improve school safety and security.
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3/14/2017

ADVISORY - TODAY - Governor Wolf Provides Winter Storm Update, Thanks PennDOT Workers
 
Today, Governor Wolf will provide an update on winter storm Stella from the PEMA headquarters in Harrisburg. After the update, the governor will stop by the District 8 salt shed to meet PennDOT workers and thank them for their work.
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3/13/2017

Governor Wolf Announces Emergency Proclamation, Travel Restrictions Ahead of Winter Storm
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency in anticipation of a significant winter snowstorm that will impact the state starting Monday evening through late Tuesday, and announced PennDOT and the Turnpike will restrict speeds on interstates and some large commercial vehicular travel. Governor Wolf also announced that PennDOT will strategically deploy additional assets to areas expected to be hardest hit by the storm, including the Northeast, Poconos and Lehigh Valley.
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3/10/2017

Agriculture Secretary Urges Dog Owners to 'Love Your Dog. License Your Dog.'
 
Johnstown, PA - No one wants to think about the family dog getting lost, but in the event that does happen, a dog license is the best way to make sure your furry friend gets home safely, according to Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
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3/10/2017

Governor Wolf: Pennsylvania's Seniors Lose Under GOP Healthcare Plan
 
Today in Philadelphia, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne discussed the negative effect the recently revealed Republican healthcare plan would have on Pennsylvania's seniors.
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