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4/4/2107

Governor Wolf Praises Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce the continued use of Majestic's Easton plant to manufacturer apparel for the MLB by Fanatics and Under Armour. This morning, VF Corporation announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics.
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4/3/2107

PA Treasurer Joe Torsella, US Senator Casey Announce Opening of ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Eligible Disabilities Save for Future Expenses
 
PA Treasurer Joe Torsella today announced the opening of the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Savings Program that provides tax-exempt accounts for individuals with qualified disabilities and their families, during an event at the state Capitol with more than 200 disability advocates, their families, state lawmakers and US Senator Bob Casey, sponsor of the federal legislation.
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5/22/2017

Wolf Administration, Health Officials Thank EMS Providers as part of EMS Week
 
Deputy Secretary of Health Planning and Assessment Ray Barishansky today visited City of Bethlehem EMS to thank the EMS providers for their work on keeping the residents of Pennsylvania healthy and safe.
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5/18/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Outlines Plans for Review of Grant Agreement that Provided $10 Million to 2016 DNC Convention
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today outlined his plans for an independent review of a $10 million state grant to the host committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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5/17/2017

PA Council on the Arts and PA Turnpike Commission Unveil Student-Created Mural at Lawn Service Plaza
 
Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts (PCA) unveiled a newly completed, student-created mural at the Turnpike's Lawn Service Plaza as part of a new program called Art Sparks. The program, which is a partnership between the PTC and PCA, utilizes the PCA's Arts in Education residency program to develop original artwork that will be displayed at Turnpike service plazas across the 550-mile system.
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5/16/2017

Wolf to White House: Don't Impede Progress on Addiction Crisis
 
Governor Tom Wolf today wrote White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner to express concern over the White House's embrace of the American Health Care Act and the devastating impact the House-passed bill would have on the heroin crisis and treatment for those with substance use disorder. According to various reports, Mr. Kushner is heading the administration's efforts around the national heroin and opioid epidemic.
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5/15/2017

Wolf Administration, State Officials Discuss Bicycle Safety, Benefits and Improvements for Cyclists to Mark Bike to Work Week
 
With the start of Bike to Work week, the Wolf Administration announced a series of improvements for bicyclists during an event featuring an executive bike ride around Harrisburg by several cabinet members, other officials, and staff. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) joined in the ride.
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5/15/2017

Governor Wolf Attended Harrisburg Regional Chamber Breakfast
 
Governor Wolf Attended Harrisburg Regional Chamber Breakfast
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5/15/2017

Governor Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro Announce Launch of Reentry Council
 
Governor Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro, along with members of the governor's cabinet and legislators, today announced the launch of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council (PRC), created to educate the public, members of law enforcement and criminal justice, and policymakers on why supporting prisoner reentry efforts is essential to reducing crime and violence. The council will provide a forum for the sharing of best practices on reentry and will help to identify barriers to successful reentry for persons with criminal records.
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5/11/2017

Governor Wolf Celebrates Drug Take-Back Box Success, Announces Philadelphia Police Naloxone Funding at Visit to Walgreens
 
Today, Governor Wolf was joined by Acting Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jen Smith, Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Gary Tuggle, and executives and staff of Walgreens to celebrate the success of the prescription drug take-back box program and to formally announce additional funding to provide the Philadelphia police with naloxone.
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5/10/2017

Harrisburg's Newest Peregrine Falcons Banded in Educational Event Streamed Live
 
In an educational event attended by students and streamed live, officials from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today banded the three young peregrine falcons nesting on the 15th floor of the Rachel Carson State Office Building.
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5/9/2017

Attorney General Shapiro: Bucks County consumers scammed by Feasterville 'Motor Mart'
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today detailed a lawsuit against a Bucks County business and its president accused of violating Pennsylvania consumer protection laws by repeatedly failing to deliver paid-for repairs, equipment and tools to its customers.
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5/8/2017

Governor Wolf Receives Award for Commitment to Early Childhood Education
 
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5/5/2017

Governor Wolf Bans the Box on State Employee Applications
 
Governor Tom Wolf today announced a Fair-Chance hiring policy for state agencies that will remove the criminal conviction question, otherwise known as 'banning the box,' from non-civil service employment applications for agencies under the governor's jurisdiction.
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5/2/2017

Trooper Landon Weaver Honored at State Police Memorial Ceremony
 
A young Pennsylvania State Police trooper who gave his life in the line of duty was remembered by his family, fellow troopers, and the public today at a memorial ceremony in Hershey. Trooper Landon Weaver was just 23 years old when he was shot and killed on December 30, 2016. He had enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in December of 2015 and was assigned to the Patrol Unit of Troop G, Huntingdon.
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