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3/4/2016

State, Local Officials Kick-Off Dog Licensing Awareness Campaign During Visit to York County Shelter
 
While visiting the York County SPCA today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding urged Pennsylvanians to license their dogs, emphasizing that a current dog license is the best way to ensure lost dogs are reunited with their families
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3/3/2016

PA TREASURY'S INAUGURAL SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE EVENT TO FEATURE 'SHARK TANK' WINNER
 
Gregory Coleman, co-founder and chief operating officer of Nexercise, Inc., who recently scored the largest tech startup funding in the history of the ABC television show, 'Shark Tank,' will be the keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Treasury Department's inaugural Small Business Initiative (SBI) event on March 11, 2016 at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. Registration for that event is available at www.patreasury.gov/sbi.
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3/2/2016

Check for Winning Instant Tickets with PA Lottery Mobile App
 
Middletown, PA - The Pennsylvania Lottery's official mobile app now allows players to scan instant game tickets to see if they have won a prize.
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3/1/2016

Wolf Administration Recognizes Police Departments, Individual Officers for Carrying Naloxone
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today recognized more than 300 municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and hundreds of individual police officers who have reversed more than 600 opioid overdoses in little more than one year.
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3/1/2016

Grand jury: Hundreds of children sexually abused by priests in Altoona-Johnstown diocese
 
A statewide investigating grand jury has determined that hundreds of children were sexually abused over a period of at least 40 years by priests or religious leaders assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office announced today.
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2/29/2016

Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera Announces Partnership For School Bullying Prevention Helpline
 
Harrisburg, PA - Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today announced a partnership with the Highmark Foundation and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to operate the Department of Education's Bullying Prevention Consultation helpline
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2/26/2016

State Officials Push for Pre-K Education Funding
 
Muncy, PA - Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel today joined state and local officials at the State Correctional Institution at Muncy to push lawmakers to take action on the state budget to ensure early childhood education opportunities for Pennsylvania's children. He was joined by Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, DHS Deputy Secretary Michelle Figlar and state Representative Patty Kim.
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2/24/2016

Governor Wolf Statement on Treatable Cancer Diagnosis
 
Governor Wolf recently learned he has a treatable form of prostate cancer. The governor released the following statement this morning.
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2/18/2016

Pennsylvania Leaders Launch Public Safety Initiative to Tackle Drivers of Cost, Incarceration, and Recidivism
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and leaders from both political parties and all three branches of government today launched an extensive review of the state's criminal justice system as part of a new Justice Reinvestment Initiative designed to reduce ineffective corrections spending and invest those savings in proven public safety strategies.
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2/17/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Gaming Board Made Improvements; Must Expand Law Enforcement Funding, Curb Board Member Expenses
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that while the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has made significant improvements since the last audit, the board must work to change the gaming law to expand funding for local law enforcement, and bring excessive food reimbursements for board members in line with standard commonwealth policy.
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2/16/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Criminal History Sealing Expansion Bill into Law
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 166, sponsored by Senator Stewart Greenleaf, into law, which expands criminal record sealing in Pennsylvania in order to reduce recidivism, relieve the pardon system, and provide ex-offenders greater opportunity to join the workforce. Governor Wolf was joined today at a bill signing ceremony by Sen. Greenleaf, Rep. Jordan Harris, chairs of Judiciary committees and various criminal justice organizations.
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2/12/2016

Live Feed of Harrisburg's Famous Peregrine Falcons Returns Just in Time for Valentine's Day
 
Love is in the air in Harrisburg as the city's famous pair of peregrine falcons have returned to their nest on the 15th floor ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building just in time for Valentine's Day. To celebrate, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched a redesigned falcon website that features a high definition, three-camera live video feed of the nest that will now be streamed year-round. The site also provides more opportunities for people to interact through social media.
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2/10/2016

Upcoming Elimination of Registration Stickers Holds Benefits for Customers/Law Enforcement
 
At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers today received a demonstration of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology that provides law enforcement a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations.
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2/9/2016

Pennsylvania Facing Fiscal Crisis: Governor Wolf asks Lawmakers to Choose Responsible Path
 
Failure to Address Deficit a 'Time Bomb' Forcing Billion Dollar Cut to Schools
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2/5/2016

Governor Wolf Announces New Efficiency Measures, Success of GOTIME in First Year
 
Harrisburg, PA - In support of his mission to Governor Tom Wolf announced that his 2016-2017 Budget proposal will include two mergers to save money and better serve shared missions: the merger of the Board of Probation and Parole with the Department of Corrections and moving the eHealth Partnership Authority to the Department of Human Services, which combined will immediately save more than $11 million.
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