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11/21/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Year-End Update on Spotted Lanternfly, Encourages Hunters to Take Action
 
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) provided a year-end update on the state's efforts to control the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, and joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), and State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) to encourage hunters to take action by scraping Spotted Lanternfly egg masses while they are out hunting.
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11/21/2018

Wolf Administration Reminds High School Students to Enter 'Innovations Challenge'
 
With the December 31 entry deadline quickly approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) are reminding high school students grades 9-12 to submit their entries for PennDOT's Innovations Challenge.
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11/20/2018

Pennsylvania Hunters Working Together to Provide Donated Venison to Help Feed Hungry
 
Thanks to record-breaking donations of deer meat from Pennsylvania hunters, generous donors, and a helping hand from the Wolf Administration, the state's charitable food system will provide more than half a million servings of ground venison through food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries throughout the commonwealth.
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11/20/2018

State Fire Commissioner: Tips to Avoid Turkey Frying Accidents
 
As Thanksgiving is just days away, Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth are dusting off their turkey fryers and preparing to deep fry a home-cooked meal. While a tasty alternative to the traditional oven-roasting method, turkey fryers potentially pose significant risks to personal safety and property.
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11/20/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Calls for Stronger Efforts to Keep Unsafe Toys Off of Store Shelves, Urges Parents to be Vigilant
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today hosted PennPIRG for the release of its 33rd annual Trouble in Toyland report on toys that could pose hazards to children, and called for renewed efforts to quickly get dangerous toys out of stores.
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11/19/2018

Wolf Administration Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up, Drive Sober During Holiday Travel Period
 
As Pennsylvanians look ahead to Thanksgiving and the beginning of the busy holiday travel season, representatives from safety partners Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission gathered at Turnpike Commission headquarters to stress the importance of seat belts and sober driving during the holidays.
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11/16/2018

Capitol Complex to Save $1.2 Million Annually from Energy Project
 
Department of General Services (DGS) Secretary Curt Topper today kicked off an $18 million energy efficiency program in the Capitol Complex that will generate an estimated $1.2 million in annual savings. Secretary Topper was joined by Troy Geanopulos, CEO of The Efficiency Network (TEN) for the kick-off.
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11/14/2018

Governor Wolf Praises Advocates for New Domestic Violence, Gun Safety Protections
 
Governor Tom Wolf thanked advocates today for their ongoing support of victims of domestic violence during a ceremonial bill signing of Act 79 of 2018, the first bill to truly take guns away from the dangerous abusers who use them to kill, terrorize and control.
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11/13/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Announces $55.1 Million to Help Volunteer Firefighters Protect Communities Statewide
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he has released $55.1 million to help volunteer firefighters' relief associations provide training and equipment that saves lives and protects communities across the state.
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11/8/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Slams Susquehanna River Basin Commission's $1,001 Booze Bill, Extravagant Food Expenses, Staff Perks
 
Susquehanna & Delaware River Commission Audits highlight need for new agreements; accountability
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11/5/2018

PA Safety Partners Discuss Transportation Safety, Announce Results of Operation Safe Stop 2018
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was joined today by the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Silver Spring Township Police Department, and Cumberland Valley School District transportation partners to reinforce the importance of school transportation safety and highlight the potential school transportation challenges posed by changing daylight conditions.
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10/31/2018

Wolf Administration Kicks Off the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season
 
Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown, LIHEAP Advisory Committee Chairman Patrick Cicero, and representatives from local utility companies today announced the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2018-19 season at the United Way of York County.
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10/24/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Concerned School Transportation Funding Mistakes are Hurting Classrooms; Urges Action, Launches Training Department Teams with School Business Officials to Train District Staff
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said poor record-keeping by school districts stymies his efforts to make sure districts receive accurate transportation reimbursements from the state, citing audits that found more than $8.4 million in incorrect payments. To address these problems, DePasquale announced new training available to all districts.
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10/23/2018

Wolf Administration Participates in Rally to Support Transgender Pennsylvanians, Decry Discriminatory Federal Policy
 
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Executive Director Todd Snovel and members of the commission participated in the Rally for Trans Existence and Resistance at Love Park in Philadelphia this afternoon in support of transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals, decrying the abhorrent discriminatory policy proposed by the Trump Administration.
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10/23/2018

Wolf Administration Participates in Rally to Support Transgender Pennsylvanians, Decry Discriminatory Federal Policy
 
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Executive Director Todd Snovel and members of the commission participated in the Rally for Trans Existence and Resistance at Love Park in Philadelphia this afternoon in support of transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals, decrying the abhorrent discriminatory policy proposed by the Trump Administration.
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