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2/10/2016

Upcoming Elimination of Registration Stickers Holds Benefits for Customers/Law Enforcement
 
At the invitation of PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, legislators and law enforcement officers today received a demonstration of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology that provides law enforcement a better tool to verify expired vehicle registrations.
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2/9/2016

Pennsylvania Facing Fiscal Crisis: Governor Wolf asks Lawmakers to Choose Responsible Path
 
Failure to Address Deficit a 'Time Bomb' Forcing Billion Dollar Cut to Schools
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2/5/2016

Governor Wolf Announces New Efficiency Measures, Success of GOTIME in First Year
 
Harrisburg, PA - In support of his mission to Governor Tom Wolf announced that his 2016-2017 Budget proposal will include two mergers to save money and better serve shared missions: the merger of the Board of Probation and Parole with the Department of Corrections and moving the eHealth Partnership Authority to the Department of Human Services, which combined will immediately save more than $11 million.
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2/4/2016

With Pennsylvania at a Crossroads, Governor Wolf Announces Proposed Early Education Investment
 
Wolf Continues to Fight to Restore Education Cuts Under Previous Administration
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2/3/2016

Environmental Quality Board Final Rulemaking
 
Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites
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2/3/2016

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Delay the Implementation of the Keystone Exams
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 880 into law which delays the graduation requirement associated with the state's end-of-course tests, known as the Keystone Exams, for two years, until the 2018-19 school year. The Keystone exams are intended to ensure that students are prepared for postsecondary education or the 21stcentury workforce. However, there have been issues with the implementation of the Keystone Exams, and it is prudent to allow more time to evaluate the best options of measuring student success.
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2/2/2016

2016 Groundhog Day
 
No shadow! Phil predicts and early spring for the 130th Groundhog Day.
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2/2/2016

Insurance Commissioner Announces Private Market Flood Insurance Is Available to Many Pennsylvania Homeowners, In Many Cases at Substantial Savings Over the Federal Government Plan; Unveils One-Stop Shop for Flood Coverage Information
 
Hershey, PA - Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today said Pennsylvania homeowners, who may be facing steeply rising premiums under the federal government's flood insurance program, may be unaware they can get private market flood coverage, in many cases at substantial savings as compared to the federal government coverage. To help these consumers, Commissioner Miller announced the creation of a new webpage, providing a one-stop shop for information on flood insurance available to Pennsylvania homeowners and renters.
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2/2/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Latest Audits of Harrisburg Pension Plans Show One Path to Statewide Reform
 
Continues call for implementing recommendations from Task Force on Municipal Pensions
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2/2/2016

Governor Wolf Proposes $200 Million in New Education Funding for Upcoming Budget
 
Reading, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today announced a $200 million increase to basic education funding as part of his 2016-17 budget proposal. The investment, which represents a 3.3 percent increase, is in addition to the $377 million increase contained within the 2015-2016 bipartisan budget compromise. The agreement was supported by bipartisan majorities in both chambers before Republican House leaders failed to hold a final vote and left town prior to Christmas. It will be distributed using the Fair Funding Formula created and unanimously adopted by the bipartisan Basic Education Funding Commission in June 2015.
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1/29/2016

Governor Wolf Announces the Launch of 'It's On Us PA' Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Initiative
 
Governor Wolf today announced the launch of 'It's On Us PA' - the first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault in schools and on college campuses.
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1/27/2016

Governor Wolf Joins PCCD at Opioid Symposium, Discusses Wolf Administration Efforts to Combat Heroin Epidemic
 
Camp Hill, PA - Governor Tom Wolf joined the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) today at the commission's 2016 Opioid Symposium, entitled 'Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery.' The governor joined Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Josh Shapiro, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis, and professionals in the law enforcement and healthcare fields to discuss statewide efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.
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1/25/2016

Governor Wolf and Secretary Richards Thank PennDOT Crews Who Worked Winter Storm Weekend
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today in Lancaster, Harrisburg, and York Governor Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards visited with PennDOT crews to thank them for their service over the past winter storm weekend.
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1/24/2016

Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Flinn will gave a winter storm update
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Flinn will gave a winter storm update
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1/23/2016

Governor Wolf, PEMA Director Rick Flinn, and State Meteorologist Jeff Jumper Gave a Winter Storm Update
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Flinn and State Meteorologist Jeff Jumper gave a winter storm update.
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