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2/8/2017

Governor Wolf Details a Different Path Forward in Allentown, Announces His Plan to Support Job Training, Manufacturing
 
Wolf Highlights New Manufacturing Grant, Apprenticeship Programs
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2/7/2017

Different Approach for Pennsylvania: Governor Wolf's Budget Cuts Costs, Protects Education and Seniors
 
Governor Tom Wolf outlined a different approach for Pennsylvania's budget by tackling a $3 billion deficit without raising taxes on families, while protecting schools, seniors, and resources used to battle the opioid epidemic, in addition to creating new tools for manufacturing and small businesses.
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2/6/2017

Governor Wolf Joins Assali Family in Allentown for Reunion
 
Governor Wolf was in Allentown to greet members of the Assali family as they are reunited with their family after being denied entry into the United States following confusion about the president's executive order.
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2/2/2017

Groundhog Day in PA
 
Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Wintry Weather
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2/2/2017

Over 700,000 Additional Pennsylvanians Enrolled in Governor Wolf's Medicaid Expansion Plan
 
In February of 2015, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid to ensure that Pennsylvanians can receive affordable, straightforward, accessible healthcare without unnecessary delays and confusion. Today, Governor Wolf announced that over 700,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices, Pennsylvania's mandatory managed care Medicaid program, since expansion occurred two years ago. U.S. Census data shows that the commonwealth's uninsured rate has dropped from 10.2 percent in 2010 to 6.4 percent in 2015.
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2/1/2017

Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Their Blood Pressure Checked During American Heart Month
 
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy urged all Pennsylvanians, especially women, to get their blood pressure checked during a special American Heart Month event today in the Capitol Rotunda. She also performed free blood pressure screenings for visitors to the Capitol.
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2/1/2017

Pennsylvania Department of General Services, PHMC Kick-Off Black History Month, Unveil Trailblazer's Exhibit in East Wing of Capitol
 
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) Secretary Curt Topper and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) Director of External Affairs Howard Pollman were joined today by state Senator Art Haywood to kick-off Black History Month in the Capitol with the unveiling of the PHMC exhibit, 'Trailblazers: Notable African Americans in Pennsylvania History,' which made its return to the Capitol after a 7-year hiatus.
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2/1/2017

Groundbreaking PA Treasury Transparency Website Feature Allows Taxpayers to Track General Fund Balance for the First Time
 
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today unveiled a new, groundbreaking transparency website feature that for the first time allows Pennsylvania taxpayers to access up-to-date information on the state's General Fund, which serves as the state's checkbook. The portal (www.patreasury.gov/transparency) tracks the current balance of the General Fund, compares monthly and annual revenues and expenditures and illustrates how Treasury's line of credit prevents the fund from falling into the negative.
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1/31/2017

Governor Wolf Announces $10 Million Budget Proposal to Increase Overdose Antidote Access for First Responders, Law Enforcement
 
Governor Wolf, along with Attorney General Josh Shapiro, PCCD Chairman Charles Ramsey, and Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh host a press conference in Norristown to announce a major budget initiative to fight the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.
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1/30/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Speaks Against Attack on Medicaid Expansion, President Trump's Un-American and Reckless Executive Order
 
Says both initiatives will have negative impact on Pennsylvania residents, businesses, universities
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1/29/2017

Governor Wolf on Travel Ban Executive Order: 'This Is Not Who We Are'
 
Philadelphia, PA - Today, Governor Wolf met with the Assalis, whose family members are legal immigrants from Syria who were traveling to their new home in Allentown yesterday, but were detained and sent back to the Middle East following President Trump's executive order.
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1/26/2017

Auditor General DePasquale, Williamsport Girl Begin Nationwide Change.org Petition Calling for All States to Fund Rape Kit Testing
 
HARRISBURG - Meet Madison Wertz. Madison is an 11-year-old sixth-grader at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School near Williamsport. And for the last 10 months, she has been a passionate advocate for ending Pennsylvania's backlog of untested rape kits.
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1/23/2017

Auditor General DePasquale, Treasurer Torsella Warn of Health Care,
 
More than 675,000, mostly rural, Pennsylvanians could be at risk and the state's billion dollar plus structural budget could be increased even more
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1/17/2017

Swearing-In, New PA Treasurer Joe Torsella Calls for Accountability, Transparency and Innovation with Bipartisan Support
 
HARRISBURG - After taking the oath of office at Camp Curtin Academy, a Harrisburg, PA public middle school, Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella called for a commitment to government that is accountable, transparent and uses technology and innovation to financially empower all Pennsylvanians. Torsella swore the oath on a Bible that belonged to Pennsylvania Founder, William Penn stressing that the commonwealth will have a Treasurer who is not just honest and accountable, but who also helps more working Pennsylvanians save for retirement, more families save for college and who uses our common resources to build our common future.
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1/17/2017

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Sworn in for Second Term
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale was sworn in today for his second term. In his second term, DePasquale pledged to focus on protecting children, continuing to call for the testing of all untested rape kits, and supporting efforts to combat the opioid crisis
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