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9/29/2016

DDAP Hosts Panel of Medical Providers, People in Recovery to Discuss Ways to Improve Addiction Treatment
 
Today, medical providers from across Pennsylvania came together with people in recovery from the disease of addiction to discuss ways the healthcare system can more effectively treat addiction.
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9/29/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says DHS Must Stop Putting Public Assistance Benefits on ACCESS Cards Associated with Deceased People
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest audit shows that over a 12-month period the Department of Human Services (DHS) paid public assistance benefits to 2,324 deceased Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders' accounts.
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9/29/2016

Pennsylvania Capitol Police Open Downtown Harrisburg Substation
 
State Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper and Pennsylvania Capitol Police Deputy Superintendent Kevin Brown were joined by Bradley Jones, CEO and President of Harristown Enterprises Inc., to officially open a new Pennsylvania Capitol Police Substation at 333 Market Street in Harrisburg.
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9/28/2016

PennDOT, City of Harrisburg and Carnegie Mellon University
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the City of Harrisburg, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today highlighted safety and technology advances by conducting an Automated Vehicle demonstration at the Capitol in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Safety Symposium.
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9/28/2016

Governor Wolf Outlines Legislative Priorities in
 
Governor Addresses Joint Session of the House and Senate
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9/22/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audits of PA Cyber Charter School, Two Other Schools Reaffirm Need to Overhaul Charter School Law
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said recent audits of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber), which enrolls students from 484 districts, and two related schools in Beaver County once again demonstrate the urgent need to overhaul the worst charter school law in the nation.
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9/21/2016

OAG's Mobile Street Crimes Unit files felony drug charges against more than 75 defendants
 
Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer today announced the results of a successful fourth deployment for the Office of Attorney General's Mobile Street Crimes Unit, which has spent the last six months working in an undercover capacity in Beaver County.
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9/16/2016

Weekly Update
 
Weekly Update
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9/15/2016

GOTIME: PennDOT to Save More Than $28 Million with New Mobile Construction App Through Improved Efficiency Program Meets Governor Wolf's GO-TIME Agenda
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf lauded PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards for the department's innovative mobile construction app displayed today at an Interstate 83 construction site, noting that use of the mobile technology by field staff is helping save money and meeting the administration's GO-TIME challenge for state government to work smarter.
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9/15/2016

Department of Human Services Announces Significant Improvements at Pennsylvania's Child Abuse Hotline
 
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas today announced several improvements to ChildLine, the department's child abuse hotline, as well as to the child abuse history clearance process.
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9/14/2016

Governor Wolf continues schools that teach tour to discuss historic education investment and new fair funding formula.
 
Governor Wolf continues schools that teach tour to highlight progress in education funding over the last two years, including: $415 million in basic education funding, $60 million for early childhood education, and $50 million in special education funding.
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9/7/2016

Powderly Mine Fire Reclamation Will Eliminate Public Safety Hazards
 
Carbondale, PA - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell led a special event today to acknowledge the continuing work to extinguish the underground mine fire at Powderly Creek in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, and to reclaim the abandoned mine land for future development. The work on the 82-acre site is designed to extinguish an underground mine fire believed to have been burning for decades, and eliminate public health and safety hazards, including dangerous highwalls and harmful gases from the fire.
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9/7/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Pennsylvania Struggling to Get Accurate Count, Testing of Untested Rape Kits
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced that an eight-month review of the state's backlogged rape kits has shown inadequate communication to local law enforcement agencies, errors in the Department of Health's (DOH) report of kits and resource shortages that could lead to delayed justice for rape victims.
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9/7/2016

Governor Wolf Announces $3.5 Million Grant for Third Street Revitalization Project in Midtown Harrisburg
 
Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Rob Teplitz today announced $3.5 million in funding to support the completion of a crucial redevelopment of the Third Street commercial corridor in Midtown Harrisburg. The 40,000 square foot mixed commercial and residential redevelopment includes the renovation of four vacant and blighted buildings that have been boarded up for nearly a decade and an expansion of Harrisburg's first co-working space.
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9/5/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Turnpike Commission Audit Finds Unrealistic Growth Projections Could Cause Transportation Disaster
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said an audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission shows that the commission is on potentially unstable financial ground that could have serious repercussions on the state's entire transportation system if the General Assembly doesn't act soon.
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