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8/16/2017

Governor Wolf Touts Work to Build Vibrant Agriculture Industry, Rural Communities in PA during Visit to Ag Progress Days
 
During a visit to Penn State University's Ag Progress Days, Governor Tom Wolf today called Pennsylvania's agriculture industry one of its most important economic and environmental resources, and he stressed the need to continue supporting the industry for its long-term success.
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8/15/2017

Wolf Administration Visits Dauphin County's 'Warm Hand-off' Mobile Program at PinnacleHealth
 
Wolf Administration Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith and Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today visited PinnacleHealth's Harrisburg Campus to discuss Dauphin County's in-house mobile case management warm hand-off process, declaring it a crucial step toward getting overdose survivors suffering from addiction directly into treatment. The Wolf administration officials spoke at a press conference at the campus along with Dauphin County officials and PinnacleHealth physicians and staff.
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8/14/2017

Wolf Administration Dedicates Historical Headframe at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tourism Site
 
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today visited the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine tourism site to dedicate a new addition that represents a big piece of regional history: a 35-foot headframe from a local coal mine.
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8/14/2017

Governor Wolf Announces PSSA Testing Reduction to Benefit Students, Teachers, and Parents
 
Building on the historic investments in schools that have improved education in the commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf joined Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, advocates, and educators today to announce a significant reduction in standardized testing. The change to the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) will reduce the length of the tests by 20 percent in grades three through eight.
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8/11/2017

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands to 21 Municipalities in Five Southeastern PA Counties
 
Pennsylvania received nearly $3 million from USDA to combat destructive pest
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8/10/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Urges State Employees' Retirement System to Do More to Cut Investment Fees
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his performance audit of the State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) found more room to cut fees to Wall Street investors while working on legislative reform and operational improvements needed to help ensure that the system can meet its obligations to retirees and protect Pennsylvania taxpayer interests.
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8/10/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Announces Arrest of 15 People for Manufacturing and Selling Crystal Methamphetamine in Erie
 
Attorney General Shapiro announced the arrest of 15 persons charged in connection with the production and sale of more than $40,000 of crystal methamphetamine in Erie County.
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8/8/2017

Wolf Administration and Carlisle School Leaders Team Up to Remind Parents That it's Time for Back-to-School Vaccinations
 
Today, Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller, and Executive Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Dr. David Volkman visited Carlisle Area High School to remind parents to have their children vaccinated before the new school year.
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8/3/2017

Wolf Administration Leaders Urge Residents to Take Steps to Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites
 
Wolf administrations officials at a visit to Gifford Pinchot State Park today reminded residents they can take steps to prevent mosquito and tick bites, highlighting the increase of Lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania over the past two years.
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8/3/2017

PENNSYLVANIA TREASURER TORSELLA HOSTS ROUNDTABLE IN DAUPHIN COUNTY TO DISCUSS PA ABLE PROGRAM
 
Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella today hosted a discussion with Keystone Human Services, Susquehanna Service Dogs, families from within the disability community and legislators to discuss the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience Act Savings Program (PA ABLE), which provides tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with qualified disabilities and their families.
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8/2/2017

Governor Wolf Arrives in Bedford County; Agencies Provide Further Information on Derailment
 
Governor Tom Wolf is on scene at the command post in Hyndman, Bedford County to meet first responders and area residents affected by the derailment, fire and evacuation.
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8/1/2017

First Lady Frances Wolf to Attend National Night Out at the Governor's Residence
 
The First Lady will join Pennsylvania State Police, Capitol Police, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Game Commission, and other community organizations to host National Night Out, a public event that promotes community policing partnerships and neighborhood solidarity.
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8/1/2017

Pennsylvania Takes Legal Action against Trump Administration to Protect Pennsylvanians' Health from Ozone and Smog
 
Attorney General Josh Shapiro was joined by Governor Tom Wolf to announce he filed a lawsuit today along with 14 other states challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to delay implementing a rule to reduce levels of ground-level ozone or smog -- critical to protecting Pennsylvanians and Americans from dangerous pollution.
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7/31/2017

Department of Human Services Launches Changes to Child Care Provider Quality Rating System
 
DHS Deputy Secretary for the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) Suzann Morris was joined by stakeholders and providers to launch revisions to the Keystone Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources and Support (STARS) program.
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7/31/2017

Shutting Down the Dragon Heroin Pipeline
 
Attorney General Shapiro, Blair County DA Consiglio announce takedown of a ring that sold $7.8 million in heroin in Altoona & Johnstown over 13 months
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