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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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1/17/2017

PA Attorney General Swearing-In
 
Swearing-In of Josh Shapiro Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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1/13/2017

Pennsylvania State Police Mark National AMBER Alert Awareness Day
 
Today, the Pennsylvania State Police recognized AMBER Alert Awareness Day at Troop H headquarters in Harrisburg. AMBER Alert, the national early warning notification system for abducted children marks its 21st year in 2017. The AMBER Alert System was created as a legacy to nine-year-old Amber Hagerman who was abducted near her Texas home on January 13, 1996. Her body was found four days later in a creek less than five miles from where she went missing.
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1/12/2017

Governor Wolf Announces $25 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania's Rural Health System
 
As in other states across the nation, providing access to quality health care for Pennsylvanians residing in rural communities has become increasingly challenging. Since 1990, health outcomes in rural communities across America have deteriorated. While people living in urban areas have seen better health outcomes and an improved access to care, those in rural areas face much starker health challenges.
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1/11/2017

Public Officials Day at the PA Farm Show.
 
PA Department of Agriculture Secretary, Russell C. Redding
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