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5/1/2018

Governor Wolf Launches New Fellowship Program to Connect Students and Manufacturers to Advance Innovation in Pennsylvania
 
Today, Governor Wolf announced the opening of a new fellowship program through his Manufacturing PA Initiative designed to partner Pennsylvania's best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students with local manufacturers to develop new technologies and advance innovation statewide.
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4/30/2018

Governor Wolf, Legislators Introduce New Bipartisan Severance Tax Legislation
 
Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by a bipartisan coalition of legislative members to announce the introduction of legislation that will create a reasonable, commonsense severance tax in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 1000, and its companion House Bill 2253, will give Pennsylvania's citizens their fair share of revenues from the natural gas industry.
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4/29/2018

PA Turnpike Activates Cashless Tolling Pilot at Clarks Summit and Keyser Avenue on Northeastern Extension
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is reminding motorists the Clarks Summit (No. 130) and Keyser Avenue (No. 121) interchanges on the PA Turnpike's Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lackawanna County have been converted to a cashless tolling system this weekend as part of the agency's pilot program.
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4/27/2018

Wolf Administration: Warm Hand-Offs Help Transition Overdose Survivors to Treatment
 
Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jennifer Smith and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today joined with partners in the drug and alcohol treatment and emergency physician communities to discuss takeaways and next steps following regional summits held to discuss warm hand-off programs around the commonwealth.
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4/27/2018

Governor Wolf: Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Local Economies, Hospitals
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representatives Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer, as well as St. Luke's University Health Network leaders and physicians today to celebrate the positive economic and health care impact of expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania. Shortly after taking office, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid in February of 2015. More than 700,000 people have gained access to a doctor after enrolling in the health insurance program.
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4/26/2018

Department of State Hosts Vendor Demonstration of Voting Systems with a Paper Record
 
The Department of State held a demonstration of new voting systems that provide a paper record from five vendors today at the Farm Show Complex. Earlier this month, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres informed counties they will need to select a new voting system that provides a paper trail by the end of 2019, and preferably have a system in place by the November 2019 general election.
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4/25/2018

Wolf Administration Debuts Senior Emergency Preparedness Video
 
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Department of Aging today hosted a debut screening of 'Preparing Together for Emergencies' - a video that prepares older Pennsylvanians for disaster and emergency situations.
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4/25/2018

Auditor General DePasquale to Review Compliance with Sexual Harassment Policies of State Agencies
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced plans to audit sexual harassment policies at state agencies.
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4/24/2018

Wolf Administration Joins in Tree Planting Event to Kick Off 'Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership' to Improve Water Quality
 
The Wolf Administration today joined in a streamside tree planting event at a farm in Lancaster County to kick off a local, state, and federal partnership to plant 10 million trees to improve water quality in Pennsylvania's part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
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4/23/2018

Wolf Administration Announces Finalists for 2019 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
 
Today, the Wolf Administration announced the 12 finalists for 2019 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.
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4/23/2018

Governor Wolf Urges Commonsense Gun Safety, Background Checks on All Gun Purchases
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined today by Acting State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick, legislators, and stakeholders to urge passage of commonsense gun safety legislation, including background checks on all gun purchases in Pennsylvania.
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4/16/2018

Wolf Administration to Enact Recommendations of Medical Marijuana Advisory Board
 
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today announced she will implement the recommendations of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board and directed the Department of Health to prepare regulations to enact them.
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4/16/2018

Governor Wolf Signs Tierne's Law, Providing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 449, known as Tierne's law, strengthening protections for victims of domestic violence, and urged the House to pass a package of Senate domestic violence reform bills. The governor was joined by Tierne's Law sponsor Senator Camera Bartolotta, Pennsylvania's Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm, legislators, stakeholders, and members of Tierne's family.
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4/13/2018

Department of Health, PennDOT Commemorate Donate Life Month
 
Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers, along with representatives from Donate Life Pennsylvania, highlighted the importance of organ and tissue donation at an event at the Harrisburg PennDOT Driver License Center today in conjunction with the national observance of Donate Life Month in April.
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4/12/2018

Treasurer Torsella Continues Keystone Scholars Launch Tour With Visit To Indiana County Technology Center
 
Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today visited Indiana County to launch Treasury's Keystone Scholars program at the Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC). Torsella was joined by Representative Dave Reed, Senator Don White, Representative Cris Dush, Indiana County Commissioners, ICTC administrators, students, and staff, leadership from Indiana Regional Medical Center, the president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the United Way of Indiana County. Designed to help encourage higher education aspirations and to help families start saving early, Torsella launched the Keystone Scholars program to provide a $100 scholarship grant to every child born or adopted in Pennsylvania to be used towards higher education expenses. A six-county demonstration project-financed through private funds-is available now; proposed legislation would make the scholarship grant program available to every child statewide.
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