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8/7/2019

Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Honor Victims, Call for Action on Federal and State Gun Legislation
 
Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey were joined by legislators, representatives of CeaseFire PA, Moms Demand Action, religious leaders, and members of the public tonight to remember the lives lost to gun violence in Pennsylvania and around the nation, and to reiterate their urgent call to federal and state lawmakers for action on legislation for universal background checks and Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
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8/1/2019

Pennsylvania Lottery Sales and Profits Hit New Record; Proceeds to Benefit Older Pennsylvanians Top $1 Billion for
 
The Pennsylvania Lottery sold a record of more than $4.5 billion in games in the 2018-19 fiscal year, from which it generated a record profit of more than $1.14 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians. In addition, a record of more than $2.9 billion in prizes was paid to winners.
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8/1/2019

Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko announces the Lottery's record sales and record profit 2018-19 Fiscal Year.
 
The Pennsylvania Lottery sold a record of more than $4.5 billion in games in the 2018-19 fiscal year, from which it generated a record profit of more than $1.14 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians. In addition, a record of more than $2.9 billion in prizes was paid to winners.
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8/1/2019

Pennsylvania Opioid Update: Overdose Deaths Down, Upcoming Free Naloxone Distribution, Help for Families and Practitioners
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and health agency secretaries today announced a decrease in opioid drug overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018 and provided an update on efforts moving forward, including tuition and loan financial assistance for substance use disorder medical practitioners, a new hotline to help grandparents and other guardians access resources, and upcoming free naloxone distribution days on Sept. 18 and 25.
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8/1/2019

Pennsylvania Opioid Update: Overdose Deaths Down, Upcoming Free Naloxone Distribution, Help for Families and Practitioners
 
Governor Tom Wolf and health agency secretaries today announced a decrease in opioid drug overdose deaths from 2017 to 2018 and provided an update on efforts moving forward, including tuition and loan financial assistance for substance use disorder medical practitioners, a new hotline to help grandparents and other guardians access resources, and upcoming free naloxone distribution days on Sept. 18 and 25.
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7/31/2019

Gov. Wolf Acts to Reform Services and Systems to Protect and Advocate for Vulnerable Pennsylvanians
 
Harrisburg, PA - Acknowledging long-standing issues with existing state systems, Governor Tom Wolf by executive order announced that an overhaul of the state services and systems to protect the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians begins today.
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7/31/2019

Gov. Wolf Acts to Reform Services and Systems to Protect and Advocate for Vulnerable Pennsylvanians
 
Acknowledging long-standing issues with existing state systems, Governor Tom Wolf by executive order announced that an overhaul of the state services and systems to protect the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians begins today.
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7/26/2019

Pennsylvania Incident Management Team (IMT) Conducts Readiness Drill for Emergency Situations
 
The Pennsylvania Incident Management Team (IMT) recently conducted a two-day readiness drill at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency near Harrisburg. In this exercise scenario, the team set up a Base of Operations to assist a local municipality with recovery operations in the aftermath of severe flooding.
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7/26/2019

Pennsylvania Incident Management Team (IMT) Conducts Readiness Drill for Emergency Situations
 
The Pennsylvania Incident Management Team (IMT) recently conducted a two-day readiness drill at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency near Harrisburg. In this exercise scenario, the team set up a Base of Operations to assist a local municipality with recovery operations in the aftermath of severe flooding.
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7/25/2019

PA State Police Pledge Their Support for the Office of the Attorney General's Track + Trace Initiative
 
Gun trafficking knows no borders. To effectively fight back -- it's vital that law enforcement collaborate. PSP will be joining the ATF, Pittsburgh Police, and Philly Police in our working group to do just that. We all have a shared responsibility to take action on the epidemic of gun violence to better protect our communities. It can happen & we're making real progress.
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7/25/2019

PA State Police Pledge Their Support for Attorney General Josh Shapiro's Track + Trace Initiative
 
Gun trafficking knows no borders. To effectively fight back -- it's vital that law enforcement collaborate. PSP will be joining the ATF, Pittsburgh Police, and Philly Police in our working group to do just that. We all have a shared responsibility to take action on the epidemic of gun violence to better protect our communities. It can happen & we're making real progress.
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7/23/2019

Auditor General DePasquale: State Improves Nursing Home Oversight, But Action Needed Now to Prepare for Wave of Older Adults
 
HARRISBURG - In a special report following up on his 2016 audit of oversight of nursing homes by the state Department of Health (DOH), Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today warned that Pennsylvania is ill-prepared to serve a fast-growing population of older adults.
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7/23/2019

Auditor General DePasquale: State Improves Nursing Home Oversight, But Action Needed Now to Prepare for Wave of Older Adults
 
In a special report following up on his 2016 audit of oversight of nursing homes by the state Department of Health (DOH), Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today warned that Pennsylvania is ill-prepared to serve a fast-growing population of older adults.
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7/18/2019

Community Leaders, Education, and Business Officials Join Governor Wolf to Call for Statewide Broadband Access
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and representatives from Pennsylvania's business, education, and municipal sectors at a press conference at the Capitol. The participants discussed their individual challenges with broadband access and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help close the digital divide.
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7/18/2019

Community Leaders, Education, and Business Officials Join Governor Wolf to Call for Statewide Broadband Access
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and representatives from Pennsylvania's business, education, and municipal sectors at a press conference at the Capitol. The participants discussed their individual challenges with broadband access and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help close the digital divide.
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