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9/25/2017

Governor Wolf, Secretary Redding Celebrate Perdue Soybean Plant Opening; Tout 'Jobs that Pay,' Expanded Market Opportunities for PA Farmers
 
Bainbridge, PA - Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today joined Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue and other company and local officials to celebrate the opening of Pennsylvania's first large-scale, commercial soybean processing plant. The Lancaster County plant will create 35 family-sustaining local jobs and hundreds more in the state's supply and distribution chain for agricultural products. The plant also promises to more than double the state's soybean processing capacity, providing better prices and increased demand for area soybean farmers' crops.
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9/20/2017

Governor Wolf Kicks Off Visits to 14 Northern Pennsylvania Counties
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf kicked off a series of visits to 14 counties in northern Pennsylvania with stops in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County; Tunkhannock, Wyoming County; Montrose, Susquehanna Count; and Dushore, Sullivan County. 'I'm very excited to be in Northern Pennsylvania to hear directly from residents and business leaders about some of the work the state is doing to support these communities and local businesses,' Gov. Wolf said. 'Pennsylvania is a big state filled with interesting, diverse, and exciting people and places, many of them in our rural communities.
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9/19/2017

Wolf Administration Unveils Prescription Drug Take-Back Boxes at 65 State Police Stations
 
As part of the ongoing effort to curb the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, officials with the Wolf Administration today announced the opening of 65 prescription drug take-back boxes at Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) stations across the commonwealth. State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker was joined by Acting Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Jennifer Smith and other Wolf administration officials at Troop H headquarters in Harrisburg to unveil one of the take-back boxes, which were donated by CVS Health as part of the company's commitment to helping the communities it serves prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse.
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9/19/2017

Less than Two Weeks Left to 'Make it Right' and Take Advantage of
 
Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today reminded claimants and businesses that the opportunity to take advantage of Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation (UC) Amnesty program, which ends September 30, is dwindling fast.
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9/19/2017

Governor Wolf and First Lady Join Planned Parenthood for Panel Discussion on Women's Health Care Rights and Access
 
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were in Blue Bell today to participate in a panel discussion and community forum on the importance of Planned Parenthood. The event was held at Montgomery County Community College's main campus.
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9/19/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Stopped Abuse of State Funds by Abortion Alternative Provider Real Alternatives
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest performance audit helped stop a decades - old practice where abortion alternative provider Real Alternatives used state funds to support activities outside of Pennsylvania.
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9/19/2017

National Investigation into Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors
 
UPPER DUBLIN, PA - Surrounded by parents who have lost children to overdoses and local law enforcement, Attorney General
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9/18/2017

Wolf Administration Warns Consumers to Watch for Flood Damaged Vehicles Following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma
 
With automotive officials estimating as many as 500,000 vehicles were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and hundreds of thousands of vehicles likely flooded by Hurricane Irma in Florida, Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman and Deputy PennDOT Secretary Kurt Myers today warned consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged cars being sold as undamaged new or used vehicles, and offered tips on how to spot a vehicle that has flood damage.
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9/18/2017

Wolf Administration Partners with The Arc on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention
 
Members of the Wolf Administration were joined by Executive Director of The Arc of Pennsylvania Maureen Cronin, individuals impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and advocates to raise awareness and discuss prevention during FASD Awareness month.
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9/15/2017

Wolf Administration Salutes Statewide Efforts To Reduce Stormwater Runoff Pollution
 
Today Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell was in Lemoyne Borough to salute efforts to reduce stormwater runoff pollution by municipalities statewide. Hundreds of municipalities are striving to meet a Saturday deadline for MS4 permit applications and Pollutant Reduction Plans.
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9/14/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says 'State of the Child' Special Report Shows Broken Child-Welfare System Puts Children at Risk
 
The system is broken. And Pennsylvania's at-risk children are not safe.
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9/13/2017

Wolf Administration Announces Altoona Has Successfully Terminated Distressed Municipality Status Under Act 47
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, on behalf of Governor Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the City of Altoona's status as a distressed municipality under Act 47 is terminated. Altoona is the 13th municipality to exit the program and completed the fastest exit of distressed status by a city.
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9/12/2017

Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera Joins Advocates to Promote School Safety Across Commonwealth
 
Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today joined CeaseFirePA, Education Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Education Law Center to introduce new resources to help schools and communities promote school safety. During the press conference, CeaseFirePA presented videos that educators, administrators, and community members can use to prevent gun violence.
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9/12/2017

Governor Announces Veterans' Trust Fund Grant Awards - Grantees Announced for Pennsylvania County Offices of Veterans Affairs
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 15 Pennsylvania counties' Veterans Affairs Offices will receive $150,000 in grants and 17 charitable or veteran service organizations will receive $500,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Veterans' Trust Fund (VTF). The VTF is administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).
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9/12/2017

Commonwealth Launches Pilot Program to Integrate Hybrid, Electric Technology into State Vehicle Fleet
 
Pennsylvania Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper was joined by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Policy Director Jessica Shirley today to officially launch the Commonwealth's Hybrid/Electric Vehicles Pilot Program.
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