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4/14/2016

Dr. Loren Robinson provides an overview of the medical marijuana legislation
 
Dr. Loren Robinson, Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, provides an overview of the medical marijuana legislation, which will be signed into law by Gov. Wolf on Sunday, and discusses how the program will be rolled out in the coming months.
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4/13/2016

Lt. Governor Stack, State Senators Back Two- Year State Budget Cycle
 
Harrisburg, PA -A group of Democratic and Republican state Senators joined Lt. Governor Mike Stack today to express support for adopting a two-year state budget cycle to replace the current annual process. At a press conference in the state Capitol, they announced the introduction of a constitutional amendment, sponsored by Republican Ryan Aument, aimed at implementing that change.
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4/13/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Finds PACE/PACENET Oversight Board Nonexistent, Notes Problems with Contracting
 
Lack of PACE/PACENET oversight could be reducing programs' ability to help low-income seniors
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4/13/2016

DCNR, Western Pa. Conservancy Planting Two Acres of Trees Along Lake at Yellow Creek State Park, Indiana County
 
Penn Run, PA - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and volunteers in planting two acres of trees along the lake at Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County to improve water quality.
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4/11/2016

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joined Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and legislators to discuss the repercussions of the Republican anti-choice bill.
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joined Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and legislators to discuss the repercussions of the Republican anti-choice bill.
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4/7/2016

Governor Wolf Expands Non- Discrimination Protections for State Workers, Contractors
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed two executive orders that expand protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for state employees and, for the first time, employees of contractors doing business with the commonwealth. Governor Wolf's executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.
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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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