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11/14/2018

Governor Wolf Praises Advocates for New Domestic Violence, Gun Safety Protections
 
Governor Tom Wolf thanked advocates today for their ongoing support of victims of domestic violence during a ceremonial bill signing of Act 79 of 2018, the first bill to truly take guns away from the dangerous abusers who use them to kill, terrorize and control.
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11/13/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Announces $55.1 Million to Help Volunteer Firefighters Protect Communities Statewide
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he has released $55.1 million to help volunteer firefighters' relief associations provide training and equipment that saves lives and protects communities across the state.
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11/8/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Slams Susquehanna River Basin Commission's $1,001 Booze Bill, Extravagant Food Expenses, Staff Perks
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released separate performance audits of the Susquehanna River and Delaware River basin commissions that emphasize the need for better accountability and transparency
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11/5/2018

PA Safety Partners Discuss Transportation Safety, Announce Results of Operation Safe Stop 2018
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) was joined today by the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Silver Spring Township Police Department, and Cumberland Valley School District transportation partners to reinforce the importance of school transportation safety and highlight the potential school transportation challenges posed by changing daylight conditions.
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10/30/2018

Wolf Administration Kicks Off the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Season
 
Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown, LIHEAP Advisory Committee Chairman Patrick Cicero, and representatives from local utility companies today announced the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2018-19 season at the United Way of York County.
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10/24/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Concerned School Transportation Funding Mistakes are Hurting Classrooms; Urges Action, Launches Training
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said poor record-keeping by school districts stymies his efforts to make sure districts receive accurate transportation reimbursements from the state, citing audits that found more than $8.4 million in incorrect payments. To address these problems, DePasquale announced new training available to all districts.
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10/23/2018

Wolf Administration Participates in Rally to Support Transgender Pennsylvanians, Decry Discriminatory Federal Policy
 
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Executive Director Todd Snovel and members of the commission participated in the Rally for Trans Existence and Resistance at Love Park in Philadelphia this afternoon in support of transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals, decrying the abhorrent discriminatory policy proposed by the Trump Administration.
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10/22/2018

Wolf Administration Honors Students, Drivers at Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Awards
 
In a ceremony at the Governor's Residence today, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers joined other Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates to underscore the Wolf Administration's commitment to highway safety by honoring nine students for communicating important school bus safety messages, and six school bus drivers for their superior driving skills.
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10/20/2018

Code4PA Winners Create Interactive App to Connect Opioid Users with Treatment Options
 
The winners of the 2018 Code4PA codeathon have created a mobile app that provides users with personalized recommendations for opioid addiction treatment.
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10/19/2018

Governor Wolf Signs the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law, Protecting Students and Increasing Penalties
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 1090, the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law, which strengthens penalties for hazing and ensures that schools have safeguards to protect students. The governor was joined by Jim and Evelyn Piazza, Timothy's parents, bill sponsor Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein.
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10/15/2018

Pennsylvania Launches First-in-Nation Stepping Up Technical Assistance Center Focused on Helping Counties Reduce Number of People in Jail with Mental Illnesses
 
Secretaries of Pennsylvania's Department of Health, Department of Corrections, and others today helped launch a first-of-its-kind resource center focused on helping counties reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail through research-driven approaches.
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10/12/2018

Wolf Administration Announces Agreement with Insurers to Eliminate Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment
 
The Wolf Administration today announced a major agreement with commercial insurers in Pennsylvania to align prior-authorization processes for opioid prescriptions to protect patient health and safety while ensuring patients have unrestricted access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when needed to battle opioid addiction.
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10/12/2018

Governor Wolf Gives Keynote at Pennsylvania Conference for Women
 
Governor Tom Wolf today gave the luncheon keynote address to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia. His remarks highlighted his commitment to support women, from closing the wage gap to supporting victims of abuse, to addressing rising maternal mortality and ensuring women's health care rights are respected.
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10/12/2018

Governor Wolf Signs Domestic Abuser Gun Ban, Urges Legislature to Close Gun Show Loophole
 
Governor Tom Wolf today made it harder for domestic abusers to use firearms to kill, terrorize, and control their victims and others by signing Act 79 of 2018, which includes a reform long-sought by domestic violence and gun safety advocates. Governor Wolf thanked the hundreds of citizen advocates that kept pressure on the General Assembly to finally advance these reforms, which also include expanded protections and services for victims of domestic violence.
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9/28/2018

Human Services Secretary Concludes SNAP Challenge Week,
 
- Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller today concluded her SNAP Challenge Week at the Capitol with a press conference with Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market Development Cheryl Cook to highlight the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Hunger Action Month, the importance of food access, and potential changes to SNAP contained in the U.S. House Farm Bill.
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