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6/24/2016

Gov Weekly Update
 
Gov Weekly Update
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6/22/2016

Pennsylvania Schools Named U.S. Department of Education's
 
Environmental and education advocates gathered at the State Capitol Building today to honor three Pennsylvania schools that were named 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS). The School District of Jenkintown, Park Forest Elementary School (State College, PA), and Slippery Rock University were celebrated for receiving the prestigious, national honor at a press conference.
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6/17/2016

Gov. Weekly Update
 
Gov. Weekly Update 6/17/2016
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6/16/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill Aimed at Increasing Public Awareness of Prostate Cancer
 
Governor Wolf ceremoniously signed SB 609, sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch. This bill creates greater public awareness of measures available to detect, diagnose and treat prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions.
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6/15/2016

Pennsylvania Stands United Against Elder Abuse
 
Today, Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack joined Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne, and Deputy Secretary of Banking and Securities Brian LaForme in a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event in the Capitol calling on all Pennsylvanians to stand united with communities around the globe to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
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6/13/2016

Governor Wolf Recognizes Pennsylvania Police Officers for Reaching 1,000 Overdose Reversal Milestone
 
Governor Tom Wolf today recognized police officers across the Commonwealth for reversing more than 1,000 opioid overdoses in over one year. The Wolf Administration made Naloxone available to State Police and other law enforcement and emergency personnel in April 2015.
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6/10/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, June 5 - June 11, 2016
 
This week, Governor Wolf took the most significant step the commonwealth has taken to reform our liquor system in 80 years by signing a bipartisan, compromise liquor modernization bill. Governor Wolf's goal has always been to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package will finally bring Pennsylvania's wine and spirits system into the 21st century. This bill will allow grocery stores that currently sell beer to sell up to four bottles of wine, will permit restaurants and hotels to sell up to four bottles of wine for take-out, and removes Sunday restrictions and state-mandated holidays.
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6/8/2016

Agriculture Secretary Sees York County Farmers' Conservation Leadership Up Close During Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week Tour
 
Farmers throughout Pennsylvania, including those in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, are doing their part to improve water quality by implementing good conservation practices, said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding as he toured the Gross family farm in York County today, calling it an example of environmental stewardship.
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6/8/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Bill
 
Today, Governor Wolf was joined by legislators to sign a historic liquor reform bill that will enhance the customer experience by providing greater convenience and satisfaction.
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6/6/2016

Governor Wolf and Villanova Coach Jay Wright Urge Pennsylvanians to Stop Sexual Assault, Sign 'It's On Us' Pledge
 
Governor Tom Wolf and Jay Wright, head coach of the NCAA National Championship Villanova team, held an 'It's On Us PA' press conference to discuss the importance of combatting sexual assault on college campuses. 'It's On Us PA' is a statewide campaign that invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault. Pennsylvania was the first state in the nation to launch an 'It's On Us' campaign.
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6/3/2016

Governor Wolf, Advocates Praise Fair Funding Formula, Call for Budget to Fund It
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined members of the General Assembly and education advocates to praise the enactment of a permanent fair funding formula for Pennsylvania schools.
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6/3/2016

Governor Wolf's Week, May 29 - June 5, 2016
 
This week, Governor Wolf signed a fair funding formula into law, making Pennsylvania's system of school funding fairer and more equitable. Prior to the signing of this bill, Pennsylvania was one of only three states in the nation without a fair funding formula. Having a formula in place will assure school districts that new funding will be distributed equitably and investments in education will no longer be determined by the influence of one legislator over another.
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6/2/2016

Governor holds press conference to discuss Pennsylvania's opioid crisis and to discuss $34 million budget request to fight epedemic
 
Governor holds press conference to discuss Pennsylvania's opioid crisis and to discuss $34 million budget request to fight epedemic
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6/1/2016

Acting Adjutant General Hosts Annual Fishing Tournament for Residents of State Veterans Homes Announces new online donation application that benefits residents
 
Dauphin, Pa. - Residents from three State Veterans Homes spent the day at the Dauphin County Anglers & Conservationists Club in Dauphin for an annual fish tournament hosted by Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, acting adjutant general for the Department of Militar y and Veterans Affairs.
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6/1/2016

Pennsylvania Takes Steps to Lead on Autonomous Vehicle Development, Testing with Newly Established Task Force, Legislation
 
PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards today joined elected, industry and other transportation officials to mark the state's continued and progressive steps as a national leader in the safe, innovative development of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies.
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