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7/18/2019

Community Leaders, Education, and Business Officials Join Governor Wolf to Call for Statewide Broadband Access
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and representatives from Pennsylvania's business, education, and municipal sectors at a press conference at the Capitol. The participants discussed their individual challenges with broadband access and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help close the digital divide.
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7/18/2019

AG Shapiro Announces New Grant to Combat Gun Straw Purchases in Philadelphia
 
PHILADELPHIA- Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office of Attorney General is providing Operation LIPSTICK with a $123,000 grant. With this grant, Operation LIPSTICK will partner with Mothers in Charge to implement outreach initiatives for women in the Philadelphia area to educate them about the dangers of straw purchases.
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7/18/2019

Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Hit PA Ice Cream Trail
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman dropped in at Urban Churn, Harrisburg, to celebrate Pennsylvania dairy and have their 2019Pennsylvania 'Pursue Your Scoops' Ice Cream Trail passports stamped.
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7/16/2019

Governor Wolf Joins Front Lines in Battle Against Spotted Lanternfly
 
Governor Tom Wolf today joined Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), Penn State University, and USDA at a Harrisburg site populated with Spotted Lanternflies to view the treatment being conducted across the commonwealth.
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7/16/2019

Pennsylvania is Making Historic Investments in Education
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined parents, teachers and school administrators today at the Capitol to celebrate historic investments in education during the governor's tenure. Over the past five years the governor has secured a $1.4 billion increase in education funding from pre-k through college, including nearly $800 million for basic education, $140 million for special education, and $40 million for career and technical education provided by school districts.
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7/15/2019

Governor Wolf Honors Victims' Rights Boost with Ceremonial Bill Signing
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed six bills that will expand protections and support for crime victims. He was joined by Pennsylvania Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm, legislators and advocates at the ceremonial bill signing. Gov. Wolf first signed the bills on June 28.
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7/11/2019

Health Secretary to Add Anxiety Disorders and Tourette Syndrome to Medical Marijuana Program Serious Medical Conditions
 
Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today announced that effective July 20, anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome will be approved serious medical conditions in the medical marijuana program based on the recommendation of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board and a review of medical research on the use of marijuana to treat these conditions.
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7/11/2019

AG Shapiro Launches Track + Trace Initiative Targeting Gun Violence in Pennsylvania
 
ERIE - Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the launch of the Office of Attorney General's Pennsylvania Track + Trace Initiative. Track + Trace takes a collaborative, data-driven approach to decreasing gun trafficking and illegal transfers and ensuring illegal guns are taken out of neighborhoods across Pennsylvania.
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7/10/2019

Auditor General DePasquale: Replacing Keystone Exams with SATs Would Save Money, Help Students and Parents
 
HARRISBURG - In a new special report released today, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Pennsylvania taxpayers are still spending tens of millions of dollars every year on the Keystone Exams, which have not been federally required for four years.
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7/9/2019

Gov. Wolf: PAsmart is Creating the Skilled Workforce that Businesses Need
 
After delivering on his bold budget plan to invest in education and job training for Pennsylvania workers, Governor Tom Wolf today visited Phoenix Contact USA near Harrisburg to highlight how his PAsmart initiative is expanding apprenticeships and other job training opportunities.
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7/9/2019

Pennsylvania Makes Largest Rainy Day Fund Transfer in Nearly Two Decades
 
Harrisburg, PA - After restoring stability to Pennsylvania's finances, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a $317 million deposit into the commonwealth's Rainy Day Fund, the largest transfer in nearly two decades. The governor was joined by Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman for the announcement at the Capitol.
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7/8/2019

Gov. Wolf: PAsmart Makes Pennsylvania a Leader in STEM Education
 
After securing the vast majority of his bold budget plan to strengthen Pennsylvania's workforce, Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted how his PAsmart initiative is preparing students and workers for good careers in emerging industries
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7/8/2019

Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Combating Sexual Assault on Campus
 
Celebrating the first major state laws to combat campus sexual assault in recent memory, Governor Tom Wolf held a ceremonial bill signing of legislation encouraging more students to report sexual violence. The governor was joined by bipartisan legislators and state and national leaders of It's On Us, a movement fighting against sexual assault on college campuses for both men and women.
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7/2/2019

Gov. Wolf Signs Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation Creating State-Based Exchange
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed into law House Bill 3, a historic reform to health insurance that creates an online exchange operated by the state in lieu of the federal government. The legislation provides for lower premiums and increased access to health insurance by developing a state-based health insurance exchange and a new reinsurance program. The state-based exchange is expected to save money for those purchasing plans on the exchange.
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7/1/2019

Gov. Wolf's Vision For Longtime Prosperity for Pennsylvania Agriculture Comes to Fruition
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf's vision of a path to longtime prosperity for Pennsylvania agriculture came to fruition with the signing into law of new legislation establishing the Pennsylvania Farm Bill. The PA Farm Bill will make $23.1 million in strategic investments into the agriculture industry to grow opportunities and resources, remove barriers to entry, and cultivate future generations of leaders within agriculture.
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