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7/31/2018

Wolf Administration Issues Permits for Medical Marijuana Grower/Processers
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Wolf Administration today issued grower/processer permits to 13 entities for Phase II of the Medical Marijuana Program.
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7/31/2018

CASE UPDATE: Catholic priest pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 10-year-old boy in Greensburg Diocese
 
A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Greensburg, John Thomas Sweeney, pleaded guilty today to committing a sexual assault against a 10-year-old boy. Sweeney pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault at a hearing in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court. Sweeney was arrested and charged with assault last summer by the Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
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7/26/2018

Governor Wolf Tours Flood Impacted Areas in Schuylkill County
 
Governor Wolf visited Schuylkill County to tour some of the areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that have swept through the commonwealth. The governor, joined by PEMA director Rick Flinn, and Schuylkill County emergency management personnel, visited areas hardest hit in the western portion of the county, including damage to homes, roads, bridges, and landscaping from streams that experienced flash floods.
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7/26/2018

Governor Wolf, Public Safety Officials Provide Briefing on Tour of Central Pennsylvania Impacted by Heavy Rains and Flooding
 
Harrisburg, PA - At the conclusion of today's tour of central Pennsylvania areas impacted by heavy rains and flooding, Governor Tom Wolf and public safety cabinet officials provided a briefing at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on the extent of the impact and next steps for clean-up.
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7/25/2018

Wolf Administration Condemns Trump EPA Plan to Weaken Car Emissions Standards
 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and leaders from the health and environmental communities today condemned the Trump administration's plan to weaken federal vehicle efficiency standards. McDonnell was joined by representatives of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania condemned the proposed weakened rules.
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7/24/2018

Wolf Administration Highlights Job Training Program Success Stories Made Possible by Governor's Manufacturing PA Initiative
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins joined representatives from Reading Area Community College (RACC), Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI), Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, and other partners to provide an update on Governor Wolf's Manufacturing PA initiative, which supports Pennsylvania's manufacturing community through strategic partnerships while emphasizing job training to career pathways.
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7/24/2018

Governor Wolf Touts Importance of Education for Pennsylvania's Economy
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in Philadelphia today to highlight Pennsylvania's significant progress and investments in education to reverse years of cuts and prepare students with the skills for a rewarding career in the 21st century economy.
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7/20/2018

Wolf Administration Recognizes Urban Agriculture in Pennsylvania
 
This week, proclaimed by Governor Wolf as Urban Agriculture Week in Pennsylvania, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited farms at seven different sites in three Pennsylvania cities, learning how their efforts are improving their communities.
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7/19/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Says State Could Reap $581 Million Annually by Regulating, Taxing Marijuana
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said Pennsylvania is missing out on $581 million per year in revenue by not regulating and taxing marijuana - money that could fund critical initiatives that affect Pennsylvanians' lives.
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7/18/2018

Wolf Administration Highlights Pennsylvania Public Health During Meeting with International Students
 
The Wolf Administration today discussed the importance of public health in Pennsylvania and its role in the modern, global world with students from the Penn State Global Health Exchange Program.
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7/18/2018

Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education
 
State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera hosted the Conrad Weiser High School (Berks County) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team at the Capitol today, emphasizing that the team's patent-pending medical technology is a fitting example for Governor Tom Wolf's PAsmart initiative, a new $30 million program to improve STEM and computer science education and other jobs training opportunities.
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7/17/2018

Wolf Administration Awards $3 Million in Grants for Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs
 
The Wolf Administration today awarded three $1-million grants to organizations to build medication-assisted treatment programs for Pennsylvanians suffering from the disease of addiction, including one at Temple University Hospital, as part of the Pennsylvania Coordinated Medication Assisted Treatment program, or PAC-MAT.
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7/17/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Expands Scope of Voting Security Audit Outreach in Wake of Latest Indictments of Russian Hackers
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he is expanding the scope of his audit outreach to help protect the security and integrity of Pennsylvania's voting system.
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7/16/2018

Wolf Administration Introduces Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Workers' Compensation
 
The Wolf Administration today introduced opioid prescribing guidelines for workers' compensation to help health care providers determine when opioids are appropriate for treatment of someone injured on the job.
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7/12/2018

Visitors Get Farm-to-Cone Experience on First-Ever Ice Cream Trail
 
Pennsylvanians and visitors to the commonwealth can now 'pursue their scoops' on the commonwealth's first ice cream trail, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, PA Preferred, and the Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE).
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