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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.


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


'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


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.


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.


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.


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


Pennsylvania Selected to Host State Transportation Innovation Council Roundtable Discussion
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today joined US Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator Gregory Nadeau and FHWA Division Administrator Renee Sigel to showcase the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC). Pennsylvania was chosen to host because of the success of the Pennsylvania STIC.


Auditor General DePasquale Says PDE Provided More Than $2.5 Million in Questionable Lease Reimbursements to 9 Charter Schools
Latest audit shows PDE paid nearly $400,000 to Propel Charter School System in Allegheny County


Gov. Wolf Announced GO TIME Savings Milestone, Thanks Employees For Collaboration, Project Ideas
Governor Tom Wolf announced that his administration has reached a milestone in its efforts to find savings and efficiencies through its GO TIME initiative. Gov. Wolf also thanked employees who found savings and provided project ideas that contributed to the administration's efforts.


Office of Attorney General reaches agreement with Hershey Trust Company and Milton Hershey School
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office today announced it has reached an agreement with the Hershey Trust Company and the Milton Hershey School that implements significant reforms to improve the operation and governance of both entities.


Auditor General DePasquale Says Deficiencies in Nursing Home Oversight Could Impact Quality of Care for 80,000+ Pennsylvanians
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today that his audit of the Department of Health's (DOH) oversight of nursing homes has already led to changes that should improve the quality of care residents receive.


Media Tour of Philadelphia's Historic District
Governor Tom Wolf welcomes media during a tour of Philadelphia's Historic District on Sunday July 24, 2016.


Governor Tom Wolf welcomes Democratic National Convention visitors to Philadelphia
Pennsylvania is historically a place of welcome. The commonwealth was founded by William Penn as a refuge for people of different faiths, different nationalities, and different opinions and in that spirit we welcome you all.


JRI Working Group Gives Update on Data and Findings of Criminal Justice Reform Effort
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Josh Shapiro, Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and staff from the Council of State Governments today provided an update on the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) working group's progress on gathering data on the state of Pennsylvania's criminal justice system and the work being done to deliver policy proposals that will address identified areas of concern.