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4/28/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Continues to Audit All State Spending; Preparing to Track Extra Costs if Budget Delayed Beyond June 30
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his office is already preparing to audit all state and federal funds spent during the current fiscal year and that he will immediately start tracking extra costs if the 2016-17 budget is not finalized by June 30.
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4/22/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, April 17 - April 23, 2016
 
On Sunday, Governor Wolf signed SB3, legalizing medical marijuana which will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families who could benefit from this treatment. On Monday, Governor Wolf, joined by Senator Casey, signed the ABLE bill, which will help individuals with disabilities save for future expenses. On Thursday, the Governor held a bipartisan discussion to address Pennsylvania's opioid crisis in Reading and signed a bill that makes it easier for survivors of spousal abuse to divorce their abuser.
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4/21/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Victims of Spousal Abuse
 
Today, Governor Wolf signed HB12 which breaks down barriers for victims of spousal abuse by empowering victims to take control of their divorce proceedings.
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4/21/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Victims of Spousal Abuse
 
Allentown, PA - Today, Governor Wolf signed HB12 which breaks down barriers for victims of spousal abuse by empowering victims to take control of their divorce proceedings. 'When someone else experiences spousal abuse, it reflects - and often reinforces - a number of negative forces. It promotes a culture of unfairness and discrimination. It feeds on the pernicious idea that some people have clearer rights than others,' said Governor Tom Wolf.
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4/18/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Future Expenses.
 
Governor Tom Wolf Signs Bill to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Future Expenses.
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4/18/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
Derry Township, PA -- Governor Wolf today signed into law the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (PA ABLE) that enables the creation of tax-exempt savings accounts specifically for people with qualified disabilities and their families. The accounts can be used for a wide-range of disability-related expenses including health care, housing, and transportation without jeopardizing eligibility for important programs on which individuals with disabilities must often depend.
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4/17/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill into Law.
 
Governor Tom Wolf Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill into Law.
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4/17/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill into Law
 
Joined by advocates, members of his administration, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
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4/14/2016

Dr. Loren Robinson provides an overview of the medical marijuana legislation
 
Dr. Loren Robinson, Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, provides an overview of the medical marijuana legislation, which will be signed into law by Gov. Wolf on Sunday, and discusses how the program will be rolled out in the coming months.
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4/13/2016

Lt. Governor Stack, State Senators Back Two-Year State Budget Cycle
 
A group of Democratic and Republican state Senators joined Lt. Governor Mike Stack today to express support for adopting a two-year state budget cycle to replace the current annual process. At a press conference in the state Capitol, they announced the introduction of a constitutional amendment, sponsored by Republican Ryan Aument, aimed at implementing that change.
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4/13/2016

Lt. Governor Stack, State Senators Back Two- Year State Budget Cycle
 
Harrisburg, PA -A group of Democratic and Republican state Senators joined Lt. Governor Mike Stack today to express support for adopting a two-year state budget cycle to replace the current annual process. At a press conference in the state Capitol, they announced the introduction of a constitutional amendment, sponsored by Republican Ryan Aument, aimed at implementing that change.
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4/13/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Finds PACE/PACENET Oversight Board Nonexistent, Notes Problems with Contracting
 
Lack of PACE/PACENET oversight could be reducing programs' ability to help low-income seniors
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4/13/2016

DCNR, Western Pa. Conservancy Planting Two Acres of Trees Along Lake at Yellow Creek State Park, Indiana County
 
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and volunteers in planting two acres of trees along the lake at Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County to improve water quality.
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4/13/2016

DCNR, Western Pa. Conservancy Planting Two Acres of Trees Along Lake at Yellow Creek State Park, Indiana County
 
Penn Run, PA - Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and volunteers in planting two acres of trees along the lake at Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County to improve water quality.
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4/11/2016

Governor Tom Wolf joined Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and legislators to discuss the repercussions of the Republican anti-choice bill.
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and legislators to discuss the repercussions of the Republican anti-choice bill.
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