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6/29/2019

Governor Wolf Touts Restore Pennsylvania Benefits in Blair, Clearfield Counties
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by local leaders on a walking tour of Altoona to observe blighted business fronts, including the condemned Penn Central Place, to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could assist with revitalizing Pennsylvania's communities.
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6/17/2019

Department of Health Encourages Men to Be Vigilant About Their Health, Regularly See a Health Care Provider
 
he Department of Health today encouraged all Pennsylvania men to take the proper steps to stay healthy and stressed the importance of knowing the risk factors of certain diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, that can have life-threatening impacts.
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6/17/2019

Department of Human Services Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Increase to Help End Cycle of Poverty
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined Senator Vincent Hughes, Senator Art Haywood, Representative Patty Kim, legislators from the State Senate and House of Representatives, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and direct care workers to highlight the need for a minimum wage increase to support working Pennsylvanians.Governor Tom Wolf's 2019-2020 proposed budget includes increasing the minimum wage to $12 with a pathway to $15 - the first increase to Pennsylvania's $7.25 wage in a decade.
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6/17/2019

Department of Human Services Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Increase to Help End Cycle of Poverty
 
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined Senator Vincent Hughes, Senator Art Haywood, Representative Patty Kim, legislators from the State Senate and House of Representatives, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and direct care workers to highlight the need for a minimum wage increase to support working Pennsylvanians.
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6/14/2019

Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiatives
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration, put in to place in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively, loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment, and increase efforts on prevention, treatment, and recovery for thousands of Pennsylvanians suffering from the opioid crisis.
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6/14/2019

Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiatives
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration, put in to place in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively, loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment, and increase efforts on prevention, treatment, and recovery for thousands of Pennsylvanians suffering from the opioid crisis.
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6/13/2019

Auditor General DePasquale Launches Review of Detainees' Treatment in Berks County Residential Center Examination will include look at DHS's regular facility inspections
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today began a special report into whether immigrant children and families held in the Berks County Residential Center are being treated as humanely as possible.
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6/13/2019

Auditor General DePasquale Launches Review of Detainees' Treatment in Berks County Residential Center
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today began a special report into whether immigrant children and families held in the Berks County Residential Center are being treated as humanely as possible.
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6/13/2019

First Lady Frances Wolf Visits The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe, Encourages Action to Increase Pennsylvania's Outdated Minimum Wage
 
First Lady Frances Wolf today met with employees of The Stroopie Co. at The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe where she called on Pennsylvania legislators to support workers and finally increase the commonwealth's minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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6/13/2019

First Lady Frances Wolf Visits The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe, Encourages Action to Increase Pennsylvania's Outdated Minimum Wage
 
First Lady Frances Wolf today met with employees of The Stroopie Co. at The Lancaster Sweet Shoppe where she called on Pennsylvania legislators to support workers and finally increase the commonwealth's minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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6/12/2019

PA Department of Agriculture and Rodale Institute Partner to Improve Access to Organic Services
 
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today joined Rodale Institute and other stakeholders at Jaindl Farms in Lehigh County to announce a new consulting service for producers transitioning to organic, and to highlight the resources available for organic agriculture in the proposed PA Farm Bill.
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6/12/2019

PA Department of Agriculture and Rodale Institute Partner to Improve Access to Organic Services
 
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today joined Rodale Institute and other stakeholders at Jaindl Farms in Lehigh County to announce a new consulting service for producers transitioning to organic, and to highlight the resources available for organic agriculture in the proposed PA Farm Bill.
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6/11/2019

Human Service Secretary Highlights Program to Support Access to Post-Secondary Education and Training at PA Community Colleges
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today highlighted the department's Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) program, a collaboration with community colleges and DHS. KEYS assists students who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits pursue certificates, degrees, or credentials at Pennsylvania's community colleges to help them graduate and obtain employment.
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6/11/2019

Human Service Secretary Highlights Program to Support Access to Post-Secondary Education and Training at PA Community Colleges
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today highlighted the department's Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) program, a collaboration with community colleges and DHS. KEYS assists students who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits pursue certificates, degrees, or credentials at Pennsylvania's community colleges to help them graduate and obtain employment.
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6/11/2019

Auditor General DePasquale to Audit Troubled Harrisburg School District
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced he will conduct a special audit of the troubled Harrisburg School District. The Dauphin County district has been operating under state-imposed financial recovery status since 2012 and is facing a takeover by the state.
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