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7/19/2016

Green Infrastructure Projects Help Pennsylvania's Urban Communities Address Environmental Challenges
 
Members of the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to the Department of Environmental Protection(DEP), along with legislators, local, state and federal environmental officials, today toured eight innovative projects in Lancaster to learn how the city has addressed environmental challenges such as stormwater management through the use of green infrastructure.
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7/18/2016

Code R.E.D. Enforcement Efforts Ensure Safety of Food Supply During Transport
 
Harrisburg, PA - A partnership between Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture food sanitarians is ensuring the safety of foods while on the road, especially during the summer months.
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7/18/2016

Governor Wolf Visits Centers of Excellence, Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemic
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined PA Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas at two Centers of Excellence today to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Wolf Administration successfully secured the necessary funding for DHS to open 20 Centers of Excellence COEs statewide by October 1, 2016.
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7/15/2016

U.S Secretary of Education Dr. John King and state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera meet to talk about Pennsylvania's work in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
 
On Friday, U.S Secretary of Education Dr. John King and state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera met with a group of the commonwealth's education stakeholders to talk about Pennsylvania's work in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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7/14/2016

Wolf Administration Distributes Zika Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched the commonwealth's latest initiative to help protect Pennsylvanians from the Zika virus. Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women are being distributed to provide education about the virus and list the steps that can be taken to avoid mosquito bites, as well as prevent the insects from multiplying around homes.
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7/13/2016

Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Labor & Industry Launch Pa. Outdoor Corps Employment Program
 
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino, other state officials, and representatives of the Student Conservation Association in launching the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps at Gifford Pinchot State Park, near Lewisberry, York County.
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7/13/2016

Governor Wolf Statement on Completion of 2016-2017 Budget
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Wolf released the following statement on the completion of the 2016-2017 budget
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7/13/2016

Governor Wolf Signs 2016-2017 Budget Into Law
 
Governor Wolf Signs 2016-2017 Budget Into Law Governor Wolf today signed the school code, fiscal code, tax code and the non-preferred appropriations.
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7/10/2016

Governor Wolf today announced that the bipartisan, compromise budget will become law.
 
'If a revenue package were already on my desk, I would have been proud to sign it,' said Governor Tom Wolf. 'If a revenue package is passed before midnight on Monday, I will be equally as proud to sign it then. But if the General Assembly fails to pass a responsible revenue package by tomorrow evening, this bill will become law without my signature.
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7/8/2016

Governor Wolf Statement on Recent Events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas
 
Governor Wolf Statement on Recent Events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas
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7/7/2016

VIDEO: DEP, Coal Alliance Urge Miners to put Safety First, No Shortcuts
 
Harrisburg - The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA), today launched a new safety campaign that urges coal miners not to take shortcuts that could lead to dangerous consequences while on the job. The video, introduced by Governor Tom Wolf, debuted at today's meeting of the Board of Coal Mine Safety in Ebensburg, Cambria County.
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7/7/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Raises Concerns about Waiting Lists, Complaint Processat DMVA Veterans'Homes Encouraged that audit is leading to major changes to better serve Pennsylvania veterans
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) need s to fix problems with admissions , its waiting list s , and grievance tracking at the commonwealth's six veterans ' homes.
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7/5/2016

July 5, 2016 budget update
 
Governor Wolf gives an update on 2016-2017 budget negotiations.
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6/30/2016

Agriculture Secretary Offers Amusement Ride Safety Tips Department of Agriculture Recognizes Amusement Ride Safety Week, June 26 - July 2
 
West Mifflin, PA - Adventure seekers looking for thrills on amusement rides across Pennsylvania should follow basic safety tips, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today during a visit to Kennywood Amusement Park in Allegheny County.
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6/28/2016

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Connects Residents with Fresh, Nutritious Produce
 
Harrisburg, PA - To remind residents of the importance of the consumption of nutritious healthy produce, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne signed a joint designation this afternoon in recognition of June as the official start of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) in Pennsylvania. While visiting the PA Farmers Open Air Market at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, the two cabinet secretaries encouraged eligible residents - particularly seniors and those individuals who participate in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program - to redeem their FMNP vouchers by November 30.
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