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4/5/2016

PennDOT Customers Can Opt To Save a Life Through Organ Donation
 
Harrisburg, PA - PennDOT invites driver license and identification card holders to celebrate National Donate Life Month in April by registering to be an organ donor and sharing a unique opportunity to help others in need live longer, better lives. More than 8,000 Pennsylvanians currently await organ transplants. Currently, nearly 46 percent of driver's license and identification card holders are registered organ donors - that's more than 4.6 million Pennsylvanians.
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4/5/2016

Governor Wolf Joins Vice President Biden to Launch 'It's On Us' National Spring Week of Action
 
Pittsburgh, PA - Governor Tom Wolf joined Vice President Joe Biden today to launch the 'It's On Us' National Spring Week of Action. This spring, the Week of Action is being held from April 3-9, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Thousands of young people across the country will host and participate in events designed to not only raise awareness about the campaign but also continue to work to foster a culture of consent.
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4/1/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, March 27 - April 2, 2016
 
BLOG: Governor Wolf's Week, March 27 - April 2, 2016 (VIDEO) This week, Governor Wolf visited Simon Arias Agencies in Wilkes-Barre and Parkway Caribbean Restaurant in Allentown to continue his call for Pennsylvania legislators to raise the minimum wage statewide. The increase would benefit more than 1.2 million Pennsylvania workers, many of whom are adults with families. The governor also made stops in Johnstown, Bellefonte, and Lancaster to discuss his 'Government that Works' Reform Plan. The Governor's five point plan includes instituting a statewide gift ban, disclosure of compensation received by public employees, contracting reform, increased lobbying oversight, and campaign finance reform. Finally, Governor Wolf also called on the legislature once again to pass non-discrimination legislation in light of the anti-LGBT law passed in North Carolina.
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3/29/2016

DMVA Recognizes Vietnam Veterans at Commemorative Event
 
Harrisburg - Today, Brig. Gen. Jerry Beck Jr., DMVA's deputy adjutant general for veterans affairs, honored and thanked Pennsylvania Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice as part of an event commemorating the end of the Vietnam War.
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3/28/2016

PennDOT Selects Team for Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations Public-Private Partnership
 
Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced at a media event that the Trillium CNG team, which includes Larson Design Group of Williamsport, has been selected for the department's Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) transit fueling station Public-Private Partnership (P3) project.
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3/28/2016

Governor Wolf Declares April 'Financial Education Month'
 
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann today announced that Governor Wolf has proclaimed April as 'Financial Education Month' in Pennsylvania. Secretary Wiessmann was joined for this announcement by Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne and representatives of the PA Housing Finance Agency, PA Insurance Department, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, PA Treasury, AARP Pennsylvania, PA Bankers Association, and PA Credit Union Association.
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3/28/2016

Governor and First Lady Wolf Host Easter Egg Hunt at Residence
 
Governor Wolf and First Lady Wolf host Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region for a Easter egg hunt at the Governor's Residence.
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3/25/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, March 20 - March 26, 2016
 
This week, Governor Tom Wolf announced that he would let the Republican 2015-2016 budget become law. Although the budget cuts expenditures by another $238 million, and is believed to be $290 million out of balance, Governor Wolf is allowing the budget to become law without his signature in order to move forward and address a looming 2016-2017 deficit of $2,000,000,000. While this will allow for funding to go out to schools and other services in the short term, but we still face enormous problems that this budget does not even pretend to address.
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3/23/2016

Pennsylvania Department of Health Kicks Off 2016 Get Smart Competition for Young Artists and Writers
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health today joined national and state-based partners to support and promote the appropriate use of antibiotics by launching the fourth-annual Get Smart Competition for Young Artists and Writers. Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine kicked off the competition today by presenting awards to 2015 competition winners and encouraging the public to help spread the word about the 2016 competition.
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3/23/2016

Wolf to Allow Republican Budget to Become Law, Warns of Looming Crisis
 
Governor Tom Wolf announced that he would let the Republican 2015-2016 budget become law.
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3/20/2016

PA State Police Update on Fatal Armed Robbery Attempt on Turnpike
 
Fort Littleton, PA - The Pennsylvania State Police is investigating an armed robbery attempt that occurred this morning just before 7:00 a.m. at the Fort Littleton turnpike interchange, which is located in Dublin Township, Fulton County.
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3/18/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, 3/13-3/19/16
 
Governor Wolf this week continued to fight to move Pennsylvania forward by creating jobs and making government more responsive and innovative. Governor Wolf outlined his government reform plan which calls on the legislature to ban gifts, reform contracting, increase lobbying oversight, and increase transparency. He also met with advocates and urged the legislature to pass medical marijuana legislation in order to provide important medical relief to patients and families across the commonwealth. On Wednesday, the Republican legislature sent another out of balance budget to the governor.
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3/17/2016

Governor Wolf Outlines 'Government that Works' Reform Plan
 
Governor Wolf outlines his 'Government that Works' Reform Plan which calls for the banning of gifts, contracting reform, increasing lobbying oversight, and increasing transparency.
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3/15/2016

Grand jury: Conspiracy involving 3 religious leaders allowed sexual abuse of more than 80 children
 
Three religious leaders were criminally charged today for taking part in an alleged conspiracy that allowed more than 80 victims to be sexually abused by Stephen Baker, a proven child predator, and put hundreds of other children in danger.
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3/15/2016

Governor Wolf Meets with Medical Marijuana Advocates
 
Governor Wolf met with advocates in order to urge the legislature to pass medical marijuana legislation.
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