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5/1/2017

State Treasurer Torsella, Local Government Officials, Highlight Successful Energy Program, Saving Taxpayer Dollars
 
State Treasurer Joe Torsella today joined with local government officials in SE, PA and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to host a press conference on an innovative energy savings program offered in partnership with Treasury's PennSEF program. PennSEF provides legal and technical assistance, as well as low - cost capital, for energy improvement projects by municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals.
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4/28/2017

Department of Community and Economic Development Holds Kick-Off for Pennsylvania Small Business Week
 
Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver held a kick-off for Pennsylvania Small Business week at Mission Critical Solutions (MSC), celebrating entrepreneurs and small business owners for their contributions to Pennsylvania's economy and drawing attention to the resources available to support them.
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4/28/2017

DCNR, Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Plant Trees Along Creek at Laurel Hill State Park for Arbor Day
 
To celebrate Arbor Day, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined young adults participating in the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps planting trees along Laurel Hill Creek in Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County, to protect and improve water quality.
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4/27/2017

State and Federal Officials Promote National Drug Take-Back Day
 
State and federal officials today encouraged Pennsylvanians to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs by taking them to a drug take-back box or location on Saturday.
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4/26/2017

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania
 
Today, at her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy provided an update on the application intake process for growers/processors and dispensaries and discussed steps moving forward for practitioner and patient regulations.
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4/24/2017

Governor Wolf, State Treasurer Torsella Discuss Passive Investments, Saving Taxpayer Dollars
 
Today, Governor Wolf joined State Treasurer Torsella to host a press conference at the Capitol about SERS and PSERS Passive Investments. The two discussed the benefits of reducing investment costs by moving away from Wall Street money managers, implementing administrative efficiencies, and increasing savings opportunities.
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4/21/2017

Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program Underway Until June 19
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue today announced the launch of a Tax Amnesty program. Eligible individuals and businesses can apply now through June 19, 2017 to pay past-due state taxes and have all penalties and half of the interest waived.
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4/21/2017

Governor Wolf Announces 79 Projects to Receive DEP Environmental Education Grants
 
Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 79 projects statewide are receiving almost $1.2 million in Environmental Education Grants from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2017. 'Through the DEP Environmental Education Grants, Pennsylvanians of all ages gain knowledge of the natural world, appreciation for the importance of a healthy environment, and an understanding of the need for environmental protection and sound resource management,' said Governor Wolf.
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4/21/2017

Gov. Wolf Urges Seniors to Protect Themselves Against Financial Fraud
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to discuss measures the Wolf Administration has taken to help protect senior citizens from financial scams and fraud.
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4/19/2017

Attorney General Shapiro: Major organized crime ring fraudulently obtained thousands of PA license plates in schemes spanning multiple states
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against a dozen people accused of taking part in a major organized crime ring that fraudulently obtained more than a thousand Pennsylvania license plates and used them to fuel a massive criminal enterprise involving automobiles in multiple states.
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4/18/2017

Governor Wolf Announces 'It's On Us PA' Legislation
 
As part of his 'It's On Us PA' campaign to protect Pennsylvania students from a nationwide epidemic of sexual violence, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the introduction of six new pieces of legislation.
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4/18/2017

Governor Wolf's Statement on Pennsylvania State Police Pursuit of Steve Stephens
 
Governor Wolf released the following statement on the Pennsylvania State Police's pursuit of Steve Stephens
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4/17/2017

Governor Wolf, Families, Advocates Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Legalizing Medical Marijuana
 
Today, Governor Wolf was joined by families, advocates, members of his administration, and a group of lawmakers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
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4/17/2017

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Join Pre-K for PA to Host Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor's Residence, Highlight the Need to Invest in High-Quality Early Childhood Education
 
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were joined today by preschoolers from Harrisburg-area pre-kindergarten centers and members of the Pre-K for PA campaign for an Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. During the event, the Governor reiterated his commitment to investing in high-quality early childhood education.
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4/14/2017

Physician General Partners with Agricultural Community Leaders to Highlight the Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Rural Pennsylvanians
 
Today, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine visited Weis Markets in Mifflintown, Juniata County, to discuss the opioid epidemic's effects on agricultural and rural communities and underscore the Wolf Administration's efforts in fighting this devastating public health crisis in Pennsylvania.
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