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7/12/2018

Governor Wolf Makes $22 Million Deposit into Rainy Day Fund, First in Nearly a Decade
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a $22 million deposit into the state's Rainy Day fund, the first in nearly a decade. The governor was joined by Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella for the announcement at the Capitol.
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7/11/2018

Department of Corrections Begins Transferring Employees, Inmates from SCI Graterford to SCI Phoenix
 
Collegeville, PA - At 9:15 AM, Department of Corrections officials locked down SCI Graterford to begin the
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7/11/2018

Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Improve Job, Skills Training as Part of PAsmart Initiative
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by labor and business leaders, including Microsoft, and several cabinet secretaries today to launch the next phase of PAsmart, a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment in workforce development. During the press conference in York, the governor signed an executive order to cut red tape and improve coordination between several state agencies to more effectively deliver workforce development services to Pennsylvanians.
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7/10/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Says State Must Do More to Help Keep People Warm, Safer through Winter
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his recent performance audits of two programs designed to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safer through winter found the state failed to spend $5.4 million of federal funding that potentially could have helped 527 families.
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6/29/2018

Event Highlights New PennDOT Motorcycle Training for 2018 Riding Season
 
Today at Blackmans Cycle Center in Emmaus, PennDOT sponsored 'A Day at The Range,' a demonstration showcasing the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program's (PAMSP's) new motorcycle training curriculum and emphasizing the importance of proper training in mitigating crashes.
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6/29/2018

Pennsylvania Tourism Office Unveils New Fred Rogers Trail
 
The Pennsylvania Tourism Office, housed within the state Department of Community and Economic Development, paid homage to Pennsylvania native Fred Rogers and announced a Fred Rogers Trail, where travelers can zip up their cardigans and experience firsthand the neighborhoods that inspired the TV pioneer.
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6/28/2018

Governor Wolf Signs Clean Slate Bill, Calls for More Criminal Justice Reform
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Sheryl Delozier, Senator Anthony Williams, Representative Jordan Harris and many stakeholder and advocacy groups for the signing of House Bill 1419, the 'Clean Slate' bill. The first of its kind in the nation, the bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Delozier and Harris, Sen. Williams sponsored the Senate version of the bill.
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6/28/2018

Governor Wolf Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Libre's Law
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Libre, the Humane Society of the United States, legislative members, and animal advocates, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of Act 10 of 2017, which strengthened Pennsylvania's animal cruelty laws.
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6/25/2018

Governor Wolf Signs Employer Statement of Support for National Guard Members
 
Governor Wolf Signs Employer Statement of Support for National Guard Members Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed a U.S. Defense Department Employer Statement of Support for the more than 1,300 Pennsylvania National Guard members and reservists who work for the commonwealth, thanking them for their service and pledging to offer support as these Guard members and reservists fulfill their military service duties while under the commonwealth's employ.
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6/24/2018

IBTTA and PA Turnpike Commission Coordinate Volunteer Effort at Milk & Honey Farms
 
Today, the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) led more than 100 volunteers at a community service project at Milk & Honey Farms. Owned and operated by Tim Wallace, Milk & Honey Farms is a nonprofit farm that focuses on veterans and provides fresh fruit and vegetables for those at risk for hunger in South Central Pennsylvania.
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6/21/2018

Department of Health Shares Important Tips for Residents to Prepare for Hot Summer Weather
 
Harrisburg, PA - As Pennsylvanians prepare to spend more time outdoors, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine shares important tips to keep families safe in extreme heat this summer.
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6/15/2018

Wolf Administration Observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
 
Today, the Wolf Administration observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day as an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons.
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6/14/2018

Governor Wolf Proposes Job Licensing Reform to Cut Red Tape, Strengthen Workforce
 
Building on his commitment to make state government more responsive to Pennsylvania's growing economy, Governor Tom Wolf is calling for reforms to several job licensing boards and the licensing requirements to remove barriers to employment so skilled workers can enter the careers of their choice, strengthen the workforce, and grow our economy.
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6/14/2018

Governor Wolf and PEMA Provide Update on Tornado Damage in NE Pennsylvania
 
Wilkes-Barre, PA - Severe storms affected much of Northeast Pennsylvania last night. Governor Tom Wolf and officials at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) provided an update on the damage caused by a tornado and outlined next steps for the region.
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6/13/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Initiates Review to Bring Transparency, Accountability to Prescription Drug Pricing
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he is launching a review to bring transparency and accountability to prescription drug pricing in Pennsylvania.
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