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12/12/2018

Corrections Officials Announce Plans to
 
An opiate-specific therapeutic community at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Laurel Highlands served as a backdrop today as Department of Corrections (DOC) officials announced plans to expand its Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program. The announcement was part of Stop Overdoses in Pa.: Get Help Now Week.
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12/12/2018

Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians of 2019 Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline
 
Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that the deadline to enroll in 2019 individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Saturday, December 15.
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12/11/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Demands Increased Oversight of Pharmacy Benefit Managers that Impact Drug Prices
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released a special report calling for action to reduce Medicaid prescription costs by increasing the transparency of how pharmacy benefit managers do business.
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12/10/2018

Wolf Administration Names 2019 Teacher of the Year
 
Today, Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera announced Marilyn Pryle, a teacher at
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12/10/2018

Governor Wolf Visits Dauphin County State Health Center to Receive Naloxone Kit as Part of Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now WeekGovernor
 
Governor Tom Wolf visited the Dauphin County State Health Center in Kline Plaza today to launch Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week and receive a free naloxone kit, which all Pennsylvanians can do on Dec.13 at one of 80 locations across the state.
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12/6/2018

Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Light the Capitol Christmas Tree
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf joined hundreds of people in the state Capitol Rotunda today to celebrate the holidays with the 2018 Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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12/5/2018

Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season at 29th Annual Holiday Wish
 
Today, representatives from the departments of Aging, Human Services, and Labor and Industry and the Pennsylvania National Guard gathered to support the 29th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and 100 seniors across Pennsylvania.
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12/4/2018

State Offers Safe Holiday Party Hosting Tips
 
Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) Chairman Tim Holden, and PLCB Member Michael Newsome today offered tips on safely hosting parties and reminded Pennsylvanians of potential liability if a guest has an alcohol-related incident, even after leaving the party.
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12/3/2018

Wolf Administration Highlights Older Driver Safety
 
With the number of older drivers on the rise in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportati on ( PennDOT ) and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) hosted an event today at the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg to highlight the importance of older driver safety . To highlight Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 3 - 7 , the adm inistration urges motorists of all ages to assess and sharpen their driving skills.
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11/30/2018

Wolf Administrations Kicks Off 'Trees for Troops' Donation Weekend
 
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Maj. Gen. Tony Carelli, Pennsylvania's Adjutant General and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), today helped kick off the 2018 Trees for Troops weekend, encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate Christmas trees to active-duty military and their families.
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11/30/2018

Wolf Administration Receives $10 Million from Bloomberg Philanthropies to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania
 
Pennsylvania has been selected as the first state to participate in a groundbreaking initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies designed to strengthen state and local opioid prevention and treatment efforts. Governor Tom Wolf accepted a $10 million grant this morning from Michael Bloomberg - founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases - at the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit in Washington, D.C. Governor Wolf was a featured speaker at the event, describing his administration's approach to reduce the number of Pennsylvanians addicted to opioids.
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11/27/2018

Auditor Releases Firearm Safety Special Report, Calls for Community Approach to Making Pennsylvania Safer General DePasquale
 
HARRISBURG - Calling for a community approach to saving lives, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today released his special report on firearm safety outlining new ways in which Pennsylvania can curb deaths and injuries without changing existing laws.
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11/21/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Year-End Update on Spotted Lanternfly, Encourages Hunters to Take Action
 
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) provided a year-end update on the state's efforts to control the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, and joined the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), and State Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) to encourage hunters to take action by scraping Spotted Lanternfly egg masses while they are out hunting.
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11/21/2018

Wolf Administration Reminds High School Students to Enter 'Innovations Challenge'
 
With the December 31 entry deadline quickly approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) are reminding high school students grades 9-12 to submit their entries for PennDOT's Innovations Challenge.
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11/20/2018

Pennsylvania Hunters Working Together to Provide Donated Venison to Help Feed Hungry
 
Thanks to record-breaking donations of deer meat from Pennsylvania hunters, generous donors, and a helping hand from the Wolf Administration, the state's charitable food system will provide more than half a million servings of ground venison through food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries throughout the commonwealth.
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