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10/20/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Department of Corrections Properly Recording Inmate Violence, Must Do More to Reduce Incidents
 
Encourages review of correctional officer staffing, training, other violence-prevention needs
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10/20/2016

Secretary of State Addresses Election Issues, Voter Rights
 
Today, Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortes held a press conference to address the recent comments made about the integrity of elections in Pennsylvania and other issues important to voters heading into the November 8th election. Secretary Cortes discussed voting systems, election integrity, poll-watching and voters' rights to participate free of intimidation.
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10/20/2016

In York, Secretary of Health Discusses Distribution of Naloxone to Schools Overdose Reversal Medication Still Available to Interested Schools
 
Manchester, PA - Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today visited Northeastern High School in York County to discuss the Department of Health's efforts to provide schools with the overdose reversal medication naloxone. She also commended Northeastern High School for their drug education and awareness efforts and spoke with students and administrators about the important role the community plays in battling the opioid epidemic.
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10/18/2016

Lieutenant Governor Stack Co-Chairs Hearing on Access to Drug Treatment
 
Lieutenant Governor Stack co-chaired HR 590 drug and alcohol treatment hearing with Secretary Gary Tennis of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
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10/17/2016

Governor Wolf Recognizes Law Enforcement for Battling Opioid Epidemic
 
Governor Wolf today thanked Pennsylvania's law enforcement community for combating the opioid epidemic by carrying the overdose reversal drug Naloxone.
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10/16/2016

Insurance Commissioner Alerts Consumers About New Service To Find Lost Life Insurance Policies, Supports Legislation to Require Insurer Participation
 
Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today alerted Pennsylvanians that her department has begun using a new service to help locate lost life insurance policies, and announced her support for legislation, sponsored by Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R - Bucks County), that would put this consumer service into law and require insurers to conduct the searches.
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10/12/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Leads to Major Changes at ChildLine , Helping Protect More At - Risk Children
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said major changes at t he Department of Human Services' (DHS) child - abuse hotline, ChildLine, are making a significant difference in helping children who might be victims of abuse or neglect.
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10/5/2016

PennDOT, DCNR Secretaries Ride Proposed Pike2Bike Trail in Breezewood
 
Harrisburg - Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards, along with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Dunn, today jointly rode the proposed Pike2Bike trail in Bedford and Fulton counties, which uses the former right of way of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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10/4/2016

Department of Health Releases Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force Report; Outlines Significant Improvements to Oversight of Pennsylvania's Facilities Attorney General provides $1.2 million to facilitate changes
 
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today released the recommendationsof the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force. The task force was created as part of the department's proactive efforts under the Wolf Administration to make the most significant changes to nursing home oversight in nearly two decades. Secretary Murphy also announced the Office of Attorney General is providing $1.2 million to help facilitate the recommended changes.
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9/29/2016

DDAP Hosts Panel of Medical Providers, People in Recovery to Discuss Ways to Improve Addiction Treatment
 
Today, medical providers from across Pennsylvania came together with people in recovery from the disease of addiction to discuss ways the healthcare system can more effectively treat addiction.
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9/29/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says DHS Must Stop Putting Public Assistance Benefits on ACCESS Cards Associated with Deceased People
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest audit shows that over a 12-month period the Department of Human Services (DHS) paid public assistance benefits to 2,324 deceased Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders' accounts.
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9/29/2016

Pennsylvania Capitol Police Open Downtown Harrisburg Substation
 
State Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper and Pennsylvania Capitol Police Deputy Superintendent Kevin Brown were joined by Bradley Jones, CEO and President of Harristown Enterprises Inc., to officially open a new Pennsylvania Capitol Police Substation at 333 Market Street in Harrisburg.
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9/28/2016

PennDOT, City of Harrisburg and Carnegie Mellon University
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the City of Harrisburg, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today highlighted safety and technology advances by conducting an Automated Vehicle demonstration at the Capitol in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Safety Symposium.
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9/28/2016

Governor Wolf Outlines Legislative Priorities in
 
Governor Addresses Joint Session of the House and Senate
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9/22/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audits of PA Cyber Charter School, Two Other Schools Reaffirm Need to Overhaul Charter School Law
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said recent audits of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber), which enrolls students from 484 districts, and two related schools in Beaver County once again demonstrate the urgent need to overhaul the worst charter school law in the nation.
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