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2/15/2019

Department of Agriculture Encourages Dog Owners to Show Their Dog Love by Licensing
 
Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding today reminded Pennsylvanians during the newly proclaimed 'Love Your Dog Month' that the best way to care for their dogs is to make sure they are licensed. Licensing helps bring lost pets home more quickly, and the proceeds of dog license sales also ensure dogs and the public are kept safe.
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2/14/2019

Governor Wolf Unveils Historic Funding Proposal for PA Agriculture
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to unveil the PA Farm Bill, an historic proposal to provide support for and continued investments in the commonwealth's agriculture industry. The proposal, which has already gained bipartisan support, was modeled after the governor's six-point plan to cultivate future generations of Pennsylvania's agriculture industry.
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2/14/2019

Auditor General DePasquale: 1 in 5 School Districts Still Need to Create or Update Policies on Reporting Child Abuse. Because of department's efforts, 38 more schools updated or created policies to comply with law.
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said 244,000 students across Pennsylvania attend school districts that lack updated policies on reporting child abuse, based on a review by his staff. One district - Susquenita in Perry County - remained without any policy as of Feb. 1, 2019.
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2/11/2019

Lieutenant Governor Holds First Stop of Statewide Recreational Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour
 
Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman held the launch of his statewide listening tour to gather input from Pennsylvanians about the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana.
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2/8/2019

Human Services Secretary Highlights Medicaid Expansion Results on PA 4th Anniversary
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today marked the fourth anniversary of Governor Tom Wolf's Medicaid expansion by releasing a Medicaid data dashboard and updated Medicaid expansion report highlighting data trends and the impacts of Medicaid coverage. Since 2015, more than 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians have been covered at some point because of Medicaid expansion, which currently provides coverage for nearly 700,000 Pennsylvanians.
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2/8/2019

Governor Wolf: We Must Support Single Parents in Post-Secondary Education
 
Governor Tom Wolf today visited Misericordia University's Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program to outline his bold budget plan to create the strongest workforce in the nation. The governor's Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) will provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement, including $5 million in funding to support single parents in post-secondary education. Governor Wolf was joined by Representative Karen Boback, a Misericordia alumna.
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2/7/2019

Governor Wolf Makes Case for Statewide Broadband to Support Education
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Dover Area High School to highlight the need for statewide broadband access to increase educational opportunities for Pennsylvania's students.
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2/7/2019

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces Legal Action Against UPMC for Violating Pennsylvan ia's Charities Laws Petition to modify Consent Decrees aims to restore fairness and promote the public interest in western Pennsylvania's healthcare system
 
PITTSBURGH - Attorney General Josh Shapiro today filed a petition in Commonwealth Court to modify the consent decrees governing the relationship between UPMC and Highmark, two of the largest hea lth care providers and insurers in the western Pennsylvania market. The petition requests that the Court impose modifications to protect and promote the public interest by ensuring that UPMC abides by its charitable obligations to the Commonwealth of Penn sylvania
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2/6/2019

Wolf Administration Urges Pennsylvanians to Support Local Food Banks in Wake of Partial Federal Government Shutdown
 
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market Development Cheryl Cook today joined the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Feeding Pennsylvania to urge Pennsylvanians to support their local food banks following the partial federal government shutdown.
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2/6/2019

Governor Wolf, Pittsburgh Penguins Announce PAsmart Grant to Expand Science and Technology Education
 
The day after unveiling a plan to create the strongest workforce in the nation, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse to announce a $442,000 PAsmart advancing grant has been awarded to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
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2/5/2019

Governor Wolf's Budget Goal: Create 'Strongest Workforce in the Nation'
 
With the commonwealth on a comeback, Governor Tom Wolf today outlined in his 2019-20 budget address a bold plan to move the commonwealth forward by building the strongest workforce in the nation that drives the strongest economy. With a comprehensive package of programs and an overhaul of policies, the Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program will provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement.
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1/31/2019

Auditor General DePasquale Continues Focus on Protecting Children, Will Follow Up on State of the Child Reports
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he will follow up on his 'State of the Child' reports to ensure Pennsylvania is doing everything it can to protect at-risk children from neglect and abuse. DePasquale said his review will focus on the Department of Human Services' (DHS) Bureau of Hearings and Appeals, how the bureau functions and whether it is effectively helping to protect at-risk children from their abusers. It serves as an administrative court on hundreds of issues that come before DHS.
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1/31/2019

Governor Wolf Outlines Plan to Restore Critical Pennsylvania Infrastructure Massive Rebuilding Plan Funded by a Severance Tax Will Prevent Flooding, Eliminate Blight, Expand Broadband to All Pennsylvanians
 
Governor Wolf's vision for Pennsylvania includes vibrant towns and cities with new development, opportunities in rural and disadvantaged areas, and a modern, interconnected commonwealth.
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1/30/2019

Governor Wolf Proposes Minimum Wage Plan to Boost Paychecks of One Million Workers
 
Governor Tom Wolf today proposed to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 an hour. The boost in pay for one million workers would enable tens of thousands of people to work their way off of public assistance, saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and growing the economy for everyone.
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1/29/2019

Gov. Wolf Renews Call to Legislature to Pass Universal Background Checks
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf has frequently urged the legislature to pass commonsense gun safety laws, including universal background checks by eliminating the gun show loophole on private transactions for long guns.
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