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1/23/2018

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Unveils
 
At a town-hall-style meeting of parents and community leaders at the Bear Creek School in Elizabethtown, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today unveiled a new public awareness campaign designed to spark conversations about alcohol use between parents and their elementary to middle-school-aged children.
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1/22/2018

Corrections Demonstrates Body Scanner, Unveils Steps to Improve Security, Safety and Reduce Drug Usage at Wernersville Community Corrections Center
 
The Department of Corrections (DOC) has undertaken a sweeping overhaul of its Wernersville Community Correctional Center in Berks County to improve security, public safety, operational efficiency and reentrant support. The initiatives were announced at an event today at the facility.
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1/17/2018

Governor Wolf to Modernize Outdated Overtime Rules to Strengthen the Middle Class and Provide Fairness for Workers
 
Philadelphia, PA - Today, as part of his 'Jobs That Pay' initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposal to strengthen the middle class by modernizing Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half-a-million people to ensure they are compensated fairly for their hard work.
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1/13/2018

Governor Wolf Thanks Pennsylvania National Guard
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined approximately 500 Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) as they were honored in a ceremony at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg today as they prepare to depart for a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield (OSS).
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1/11/2018

Army and Navy Battle for Culinary Superiority at 102nd PA Farm Show Cook-Off
 
Today Team Navy claimed victory during the Army v. Navy Cook-Off on the PA Preferred Culinary Connection Stage at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.
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1/11/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Free Flu Shots at the Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Harrisburg, PA - Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today joined nurses from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at the 102ndPennsylvania Farm Show to provide free flu shots to the public.
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1/10/2018

Governor Wolf Stresses Agriculture's Economic Impact; Says New Report's Recommendations Guide Opportunities for Growth
 
Harrisburg, PA - Speaking to more than 500 state and local officials at the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, Governor Tom Wolf made one point clear: agriculture is an incredibly vital industry to the state's economy that policymakers and industry must work collaboratively to strengthen and grow.
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1/10/2018

Governor Wolf Declares Heroin and Opioid Epidemic a Statewide Disaster Emergency
 
Governor Tom Wolf took another step forward in bolstering the fight against heroin and opioid addiction by signing a statewide disaster declaration to enhance state response, increase access to treatment, and save lives. The declaration is the first-of-its-kind for a public health emergency in Pennsylvania and will utilize a command center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to track progress and enhance coordination of health and public safety agencies.
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1/8/2018

Agriculture Department, Penn State Release Recommendations to Maintain Healthy, Diverse Pollinator Populations
 
Standing in front of one of the more popular exhibits at the Pennsylvania Farm Show-an educational display on the importance of bees to society-state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today helped unveil a new report intended to support healthy pollinator populations in the face of challenges that have decimated some species.
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1/8/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Outlines Plans to Tackle Challenges Facing Residents, Government to Improve Accountability, Transparency
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today outlined his major audit initiatives and special reports for 2018 that will help tackle many of the challenges facing Pennsylvania government and residents while improving accountability and transparency.
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1/6/2018

Governor Wolf Kicks Off 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show, Celebrating Strength and Diversity of State's Agriculture Industry
 
Governor Tom Wolf kicked off the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show today, celebrating the show's 2018 theme, 'Strength in Our Diversity.' The annual eight-day event will highlight the breadth and diversity of Pennsylvania's agriculture and food industry, the people who make it thrive, and investments the commonwealth has made to support the industry's long-term prosperity.
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1/4/2018

Half-Ton Butter Sculpture Depicts 'Strength in Our Diversity,' Careers in Agriculture from Farm to Table
 
A sculpture carved from a half-ton of butter depicting the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture - specifically careers and roles that support the dairy industry - was unveiled today at the 102nd Farm Show.
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1/4/2018

Ahead of Dangerously Cold Temperatures, Wolf Administration Urges Safety, Preparedness
 
As extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills are set to affect the commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf reminds residents of the need for safety and preparedness during the winter months.
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1/3/2018

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding Offers a Media Preview of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Today, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding offered a media preview of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show, Strength in Our Diversity, which runs January 6 - 13 at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Redding was joined by representatives from PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police, who provided tools to help motorists travel safely to and from the event.
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12/22/2017

Harrisburg, PA - Governor Wolf was at Highmark Caring Place in Lemoyne, Cumberland County, to visit with grandparents and hear of their experiences raising grandchildren whose parents have been affected by the opioid crisis.
 
Grandparents from Carlisle, Harrisburg, Middletown and New Kingston shared how they not only lost their child, but are now raising children once again. Governor Wolf was joined by Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine; Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne; Acting Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith; and Acting Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller to hear first-hand how the commonwealth can support these families.
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