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9/5/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Turnpike Commission Audit Finds Unrealistic Growth Projections Could Cause Transportation Disaster
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said an audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shows that the commission is on potentially unstable financial ground that could have serious repercussions on the state's entire transportation system if the General Assembly doesn't act soon.
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9/2/2016

This Labor Day, Governor Tom Wolf Reminds PA About New Wine and Liquor Reforms
 
My goal in modernizing the wine and liquor system in Pennsylvania has always been to improve customer convenience and satisfaction with expanded hours and access.
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9/1/2016

Governor Wolf Buys Wegmans' First Bottle of Wine to Go in Pennsylvania, Celebrates Additional Consumer Convenience Under Act 39 Liquor Reforms
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Wolf joined Wegmans executives and others to toast sales of wine to go, which began this morning at the Mechanicsburg Wegmans located at 6416 Carlisle Pike. As of Wednesday afternoon, the PLCB had received 243 requests for wine expanded permits authorizing the sale of wine to go, and it had issued 120. The Mechanicsburg Wegmans is the first of 17 Pennsylvania Wegmans stores to begin selling wine to go, and it is anticipated all Wegmans locations in Pennsylvania will offer a robust selection of hundreds of wines at various prices this fall. Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 90-store supermarket chain with locations in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
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9/1/2016

In Reading, Governor Wolf Discussed 2016-2017 Budget Investment in Battling the Opioid Epidemic
 
Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas visited the Reading Health System to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania. Earlier this week, Governor Wolf announced that his administration will implement an additional 25 Centers of Excellence (COE) locations throughout the state by January 1, 2017. The COEs will offer treatment to Pennsylvanians with opioid-related substance use disorder.
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8/27/2016

Governor Wolf Attends Little League World Series Exhibition Game
 
Governor Wolf attended a Little League World Series exhibition game featuring the Camp Hill Challenger Baseball Program. The Camp Hill Challenger Baseball Program was founded in 1998. Since its inception, it has grown from 14 players and two teams to 70 players and six teams. The program serves children and adults, age 5 to 21, with emotional and physical challenges from Cumberland, Dauphin, York, and Perry counties.
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8/26/2016

Governor Wolf, PennDOT Highlight Customer Service Innovations at Norristown Driver's License Center Grand Opening
 
Norristown, PA - At a public event this morning, Governor Wolf and Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards celebrated new innovations in customer service and experience at the grand opening of the new driver's license center in Norristown.
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8/25/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says PDE Charter School Payment Appeal Process Seriously Flawed, Favors Charter Schools Over School Districts
 
Blames faulty Charter School Law combined with PDE's lack of consistent policies, oversight
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8/25/2016

Governor Wolf Lauds New Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as Important Weapon in Fight Against Pennsylvania's Opioid Crisis
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania's newly redesigned Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is fully operational and will serve as an important tool to help curb the prescription opioid and heroin public health crisis in the common wealth.
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8/24/2016

PA's Farmland Preservation Program Reaches New Milestone:Preserves 5,000th Farm
 
Bird-in-Hand, PA - With the addition of 26 new farms, Pennsylvania's farmland preservation reached a new milestone today, surpassing the 5,000-farm mark. Pennsylvania's program leadsthe nation in the number of farms and the number of farm acres that have been preserved in perpetuity for agricultural production.
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8/18/2016

Department of Health Seeking Input from Growers, Processors, Patients, and Caregivers for Implementation of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program
 
Harrisburg, PA - Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on the implementation status of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program and announced the department is seeking input on its draft temporary regulations for growers and processors
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8/17/2016

'Don't Wait. Vaccinate.' Campaign Reminds Parents to Update Children's Vaccines before School Starts
 
Special Immunization Clinics for Eligible Children Scheduled Statewide through September 2
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8/12/2016

DEP and North-central Partners Restoring Streams for Seventh Consecutive Year
 
Nine streams in eight northcentral counties will soon be cleaner and healthier, thanks to restoration projects funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and carried out by the DEP, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and nine conservation organizations.
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8/10/2016

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Announces New Sunday Hours, Lottery Sales at the Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store in York
 
York - At a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of a relocated Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection store in the West Manchester Town Center in York, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today announced new Sunday hours and the debut of Pennsylvania Lottery sales at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across Pennsylvania.
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8/5/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, July 31 - August 6, 2016
 
This week, Governor Wolf continued the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf, along with Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, visited four of Centers of Excellence and discussed the significant investments made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse epidemic across the state. Governor Wolf and Secretary Dallas visited Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Allegheny County, Esper Treatment Center in Erie, Penn Foundation in Bucks County, and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
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8/4/2016

DEP Hosts Kick-off Ceremony for Ehrenfeld Reclamation Project
 
Pittsburgh, PA - U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell led a special event today to mark the beginning of work to remediate and reclaim an abandoned mine site in the community of Ehrenfeld, Cambria County. Work on the 62-acre site will also bring 40 jobs to laid-off coal workers
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