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1/21/2016

Governor Wolf, State Officials Provide Update on Winter Storm Preparations, Resident Safety
 
Governor Tom Wolf and state officials are urging Pennsylvanians to pay close attention to weather forecasts and take steps to be ready for the first snowstorm of 2016,
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1/20/2016

Governor Wolf Announces Avoided Costs, Waste Prevention as Result of Significant Reduction in SNAP Error Rate
 
Lancaster, PA -- Governor Tom Wolf joined the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) today to announce a significant reduction in the error rate of the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This is the latest success in the Wolf Administration's 'Government that Works' effort to spearhead initiatives that save costs, reduce waste, improve efficiency, and reform government programs.
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1/19/2016

Pennsylvania State Prison Population Records Largest Decrease in 40 Years
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced today that Pennsylvania's state inmate population decreased by nearly 850 inmates in 2015, which represents the greatest one-year decline in population over the last 40 years. Today's announcement is the capstone to a year of accomplishment for the system under Governor Wolf's leadership. DOC has made smart population and recidivism reduction as well as creating efficiencies to save taxpayer dollars even greater priorities
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1/19/2016

Insurance Commissioner Announces Proposed Solution to Protect Health Care Consumers from Surprise Balance Bills; Asks for Public Comment
 
Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced a proposed solution to protect health care consumers from surprise balance bills and is soliciting public comment on the proposal.
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1/11/2016

Free Flu Vaccines and 'Hands-Only' CPR Demonstrations Offered by Department of HealthduringPennsylvania's100th FarmShow
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing free influenza vaccinations and 'Hands-Only' CPR demonstrationsduringthestate's100th FarmShow.No appointments are needed to receive the flu vaccines, which will be available, while supplies last, January 9-15 from 10 AM to 6 PM and on January 16 from 10 AM to 5 PM. The 'Hands-Only' CPR demonstrations will occur daily.
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1/9/2016

Governor Wolf Officially Opens 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show; Celebrates Strength, Diversity and Potential of PA Agriculture
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf, presiding over a cavalcade of bands, livestock, farm equipment, agriculture royalty, and volunteers at the opening ceremony of Pennsylvania's 100th Farm Show today touted the state agriculture industry's ability to meet food demands and to strengthen Pennsylvania's economy.
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1/8/2016

New Farm-To-Shelf Display Draws Connection Between Food In Stores To Farms Where It Originated
 
Harrisburg, PA -The 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show features a new display portraying the journey from the farm to shelf, visually connecting the consumer to the supply chain. The Weis Markets' Farm-To-Shelf pod was officially unveiled earlier this afternoon in the Weis Expo Hall at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.
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1/8/2016

The 2016 PA Farm Show Announces that Strawberries and Cream will be the New Milkshake Flavor
 
Today Russell C. Redding, PA Department of Agriculture Secretary and Dave Smith, Executive Director, PA Dairymen's Association, unveiled the new Milkshake Flavor during a ceremony in the food court at the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg.
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1/7/2016

1,000-Pound Butter Sculpture Showcases Best
 
Harrisburg, PA - A sculpture made from more than 1,000 pounds of butter and showcasing the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture exhibited throughout the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show was unveiled today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
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1/7/2017

101st Farm Show Opening Ceremony Launches a New Century for PA Agriculture at 'Our Commonwealth's Blue Ribbon Experience'
 
After 100 years, the tradition runs deep, but the venue was new and the focus on the future for today's opening of the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Future agriculture leaders and young people representing the state's major commodity products joined Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Bob Casey, Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, and State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
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1/5/2016

Pennsylvania Residents Urged to Test Homes for Radon
 
Harrisburg, PA - The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged all Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon, a deadly radioactive gas that's the leading cause of lung cancer in non- smokers in the United States. DEP also urged residents to take action to reduce radon levels in their homes if they are high.
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1/4/2016

$3.3 Billion in Payments to Schools, Counties and Human Service Organizations Will Be Available Beginning Tomorrow
 
Harrisburg -The Pennsylvania Treasury today announced it has completed sending out all of the 16,400 expedited payments totaling nearly $3.3 billion and that school districts, counties and human service organizations could begin to receive their delayed state payments as soon as tomorrow
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12/31/2015

'Cashless' Tolling Starts Sunday at PA Turnpike Bridge over Delaware
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) reminds motorists of tolling changes coming this weekend to the eastern end of the PA Turnpike in Bucks County
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12/29/2015

Governor Wolf Rejects Republican Plan to Cut Education; Releases Emergency Funding
 
Governor Tom Wolf today rejected the Republican budget that cuts $95 million from education and is out-of-balance, while directing emergency funding for key services.
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12/18/2015

PA Director of Homeland Security Marcus Brown gave an update on an ISIL-related arrest in Pennsylvania
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, PA Director of Homeland Security Marcus Brown gave an update on the ISIL-related arrest of Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz in Harrisburg.
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