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5/16/2016

PennDOT Announces New Bike Route Mapping Tool To Assist Riders
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) joined other state and local officials today in kicking off Bike to Work Week May 16 - 20 by announcing the launch of a new interactive mapping tool for BicyclePA routes.
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5/13/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, May 8 - May 14, 2016
 
This week, the governor continued to hold bipartisan roundtable discussions in York, Monroe County, and Hazleton to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. Fighting Pennsylvania's opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and these roundtables and panels are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.
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5/12/2016

Popular KeystoneHELP Program Re-launches: Millions of Pennsylvania Residents Now Eligible for Low-interest, Fixed-rate Financing for Energy Efficient Home Improvements
 
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Pennsylvania Treasury, in partnership with leading national clean energy finance company Renew Financialhttp://www.renewfinancial.com/ and the Energy Programs Consortium (EPChttp://www.energyprograms.org/), a national nonprofit, is pleased to announce the re-launch of the award-winning Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (KeystoneHELPhttps://keystonehelp.com/), which provides Pennsylvania homeowners with up to $20,000 of affordable financing for home energy efficiency improvements.
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5/12/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Calls on General Assembly to Require All School Districts to Bid Student Transportation Services
 
Says his audits found 19 districts spent $54.8 million more than state reimbursement provide
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5/4/2016

At Governor's Residence, Governor Wolf Joins Cabinet Members, Experts, Community Leaders to Discuss Strategies for Combating Opioid Crisis
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf joined members of his cabinet, local officials, law enforcement, health care professionals, emergency responders and stakeholders at a panel today to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.
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5/3/2016

State Environmental Officials Band, Inspect Harrisburg's Newest Young
 
Harrisburg, PA - Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today banded and inspected the three young peregrine falcons nesting on the 15th Floor of the Rachel Carson State Office Building to ensure they are healthy and disease free before they enter their next stage of development -- learning to fly.
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5/2/2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike and PennDOT Announce 70 mph Speed Limit Expansion Nearly 1,000 Highway Miles in all to be Posted at Higher Speed Limit
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced additional stretches of the interstate network that will be posted with 70 mph speed limits. Starting tomorrow, 396 additional miles of the Turnpike and 400 additional miles of certain PennDOT highways will be converted to 70 mph; combined with the 201 combined miles of Turnpike and PennDOT roadways already at 70 mph since July 2014, motorists will see the higher speed limit on 997 miles of roadway in the Commonwealth.
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5/2/2016

Governor Wolf made remarks at an FOP Memorial Service to honor fallen heroes
 
Governor Wolf made remarks at an FOP Memorial Service to honor fallen heroes. As Pennsylvanians, we all mourn their passing and remember their willingness to put their lives on the line for all of us. In so many ways, their sacrifice reminds us all of the heroic commitment each officer has made to the rest of us. Governor Wolf honored the following law enforcement officers: Officer Lloyd E. Reed, Jr. of St. Clair Township Police Department - Patrolman John James Wilding of the Scranton Police Department - Lieutenant Eric Alan Eslary of the Ligonier Police Department - Detective Paul John Koropal of the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office - Sergeant Robert Francis Wilson, III of the Philadelphia Police Department
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4/29/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, April 24 - April 30, 2016
 
This Week Governor Wolf Continued a Series of Opioid Roundtables to Discuss Statewide Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.
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4/29/2016

Department of Health Launches Immunization Campaign with a Message to Parents: 'Don't Wait. Vaccinate.'
 
Scranton, PA - The Department of Health (DOH) today partnered with the Scranton School District to kick off its 2016 'Don't Wait. Vaccinate.' campaign. Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy read to kindergarten children at John G. Whittier Elementary School in Scranton and reminded parents to make getting their children's vaccines a top priority before the end of the current school year.
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4/28/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Continues to Audit All State Spending; Preparing to Track Extra Costs if Budget Delayed Beyond June 30
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his office is already preparing to audit all state and federal funds spent during the current fiscal year and that he will immediately start tracking extra costs if the 2016-17 budget is not finalized by June 30.
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4/22/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, April 17 - April 23, 2016
 
On Sunday, Governor Wolf signed SB3, legalizing medical marijuana which will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families who could benefit from this treatment. On Monday, Governor Wolf, joined by Senator Casey, signed the ABLE bill, which will help individuals with disabilities save for future expenses. On Thursday, the Governor held a bipartisan discussion to address Pennsylvania's opioid crisis in Reading and signed a bill that makes it easier for survivors of spousal abuse to divorce their abuser.
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4/21/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Victims of Spousal Abuse
 
Allentown, PA - Today, Governor Wolf signed HB12 which breaks down barriers for victims of spousal abuse by empowering victims to take control of their divorce proceedings. 'When someone else experiences spousal abuse, it reflects - and often reinforces - a number of negative forces. It promotes a culture of unfairness and discrimination. It feeds on the pernicious idea that some people have clearer rights than others,' said Governor Tom Wolf.
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4/18/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
Derry Township, PA -- Governor Wolf today signed into law the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (PA ABLE) that enables the creation of tax-exempt savings accounts specifically for people with qualified disabilities and their families. The accounts can be used for a wide-range of disability-related expenses including health care, housing, and transportation without jeopardizing eligibility for important programs on which individuals with disabilities must often depend.
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4/17/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill into Law
 
Joined by advocates, members of his administration, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
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