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8/15/2018

State and County Election Staff Participate in National Cyber Training Exercise
 
Pennsylvania's new Inter-Agency Election Preparedness and Security Workgroup and county election personnel from across the commonwealth participated today in a first-of-its-kind national and local election cyber exercise organized in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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8/15/2018

PA Lottery Introduces Xpress Football and Car Racing Games
 
The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched Xpress Sports, a new category of fast-paced games drawn every five minutes. Xpress Football and Xpress Car Racing are now on sale at all Pennsylvania Lottery retailers.
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8/14/2018

Attorney General Shapiro Details Findings of 2-Year Grand Jury Investigation into Child Sex Abuse by Catholic Priests in Six Pennsylvania Dioceses Shapiro Stands with Abuse Survivors, Challenges PA Bishops to Endorse Grand Jury's Recommended Reforms in State Law
 
HARRISBURG - Surrounded by survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today revealed the comprehensive findings of a statewide investigative grand jury that spent two years uncovering abuse of children by priests, and a systematic cover up spanning decades by senior church leaders in Pennsylvania and the Vatican. The grand jury recommended reforming the criminal and civil statutes of limitations on sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, among other recommendations, and Attorney General Shapiro called on every Catholic bishop to support the reforms.
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8/13/2018

Wolf Administration, Rep. Samuelson Hold Community Forum to Help Older Pennsylvanians Avoid Being Scammed
 
Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell and Rep. Steve Samuelson today visited the Andrew W. Litzenberger House to lead a community discussion on how older Pennsylvanians can avoid falling victim to fraud and scams.
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8/10/2018

PUC Stresses #SafeDigging; Joins Utilities and Agencies to Emphasize Importance of Calling 8-1-1 Before Any Digging Project
 
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown today joined with utilities and agencies from across the state to stress the importance of #SafeDigging - at job-sites and at home - including the need to call 8-1-1 before any digging project to ensure that underground utilities are properly located and marked.
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8/9/2018

Wolf Administration Highlights Importance of Physical Activity, WalkWorks Program
 
The Wolf Administration Wednesday demonstrated the importance of staying active and physically fit during a walk on the downtown Harrisburg WalkWorks route, which traverses nearly one and a half miles through the city.
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8/8/2018

Education Department Advancing Wolf Administration's School Improvement Plan
 
Harrisburg, PA - As part of Governor Tom Wolf's plan to help schools and improve education across the commonwealth, superintendents from Pittsburgh, Juniata County and Allentown joined Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Pedro A. Rivera today to highlight their early participation in Pennsylvania's comprehensive System for District and School Improvement.
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8/8/2018

Governor Wolf Meets with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Urges Legislature to Remove Barriers to Services
 
Governor Tom Wolf sat down today with grandparents raising grandchildren as a result of the opioid epidemic, listening to their concerns and renewing his call for passage of legislation aimed at removing barriers to obtaining state services and supports.
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8/7/2018

Department of Labor & Industry Announces Improved PA CareerLink System will Better Serve Pennsylvania Job Seekers and Employers
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced enhancements to the PA CareerLink system that will result in an effective one-stop shop for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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8/6/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Update on Work to Combat Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Penn State University provided an update on their work to control the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly - an invasive insect that has the potential to seriously impact the tree-fruit, grape, and timber industries, which are collectively worth nearly $18 billion to the state's economy.
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8/6/2018

First Lady Frances Wolf Hosts Roundtable on Equal Pay, Encourages Continued Action to End Gender Pay Gap in Pennsylvania
 
First Lady Frances Wolf and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today joined business leaders, lawmakers and advocates for a roundtable discussion at the Governor's Residence focused on Governor Wolf's executive action to address the gender pay gap in state government and the need to enact similar policies to protect all women in Pennsylvania from gender-based pay discrimination.
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8/3/2018

Record Mosquito Numbers and West Nile Virus Threaten Pennsylvanians
 
Receding floodwaters and heavy rains across Pennsylvania are creating a perfect storm of conditions, that have contributed to the highest level of West Nile virus activity in the mosquito population since the disease was first introduced in 2000. The disease, which has infected more than 150 people in the past six years, is on track to pose an unusually higher than normal risk this year and is widespread throughout the commonwealth, having already been found in 51 Pennsylvania Counties as of August 1, 2018.
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8/2/2018

First Lady Frances Wolf Visits Harrisburg University, Highlights Governor Wolf's Investments in STEM Education through PAsmart
 
First Lady Frances Wolf today joined students, educators and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology to highlight a $20 million investment Governor Wolf is making in STEM and computer science learning through his PAsmart initiative. The First Lady visited with high school and middle school students who are participating in STEM Summer Exploration Camps focused on various topics including coding, biotechnology and 3D modeling. During the visit, the First Lady emphasized the need to increase participation of girls and young women in STEM education.
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8/2/2018

PA Lottery Sales and Prizes Hit New Record; Proceeds to Benefit Older Pennsylvanians Top $1 Billion for Seventh Year
 
Middletown, PA - The Pennsylvania Lottery sold a record of more than $4.2 billion in games in the 2017-18 fiscal year, from which it paid a record of more than $2.7 billion in prizes to winners and generated more than $1 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians.
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8/1/2018

Wolf Administration Announces Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers Available for Seniors, WIC Participants
 
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today announced that as part of the Wolf Administration's strategy for a hunger-free Pennsylvania, eligible residents can access fresh, Pennsylvania-grown produce - at no cost -- through the Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs.
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