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7/19/2017

Wolf Administration's 'Road MaP' Initiative Improving Two Monroe County Roadways
 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials today highlighted roadway improvements using recycled asphalt paving, or RAP, on nearly 4 miles of lower volume roads in Monroe County.
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7/13/2017

Auditor General DePasquale Says Multi-Agency Attack on Opioid Epidemic Shows Progress; Audit Outlines Path Toward Greater Success
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said audits of the three agencies that are at the forefront of Pennsylvania's opioid crisis response show that progress is being made, but measuring effectiveness is complicated because each agency has a different definition of effectiveness.
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7/12/2017

Governor Wolf, Clarion University Announce Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate
 
Governor Wolf was joined today by Clarion University President Dr. Karen Whitney; Dr. Ray Feroz, Chair of the Clarion University Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Sciences; PA Department of Health Acting Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, and PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, to announce Clarion University's online Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate program.
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7/11/2017

Attorney General Shapiro Unveils Major Initiative to Supply 300,000 Drug Deactivation Pouches in 12 Counties Hit Hardest by Opioid Epidemic
 
SHELOCTA, PA - Unveiling a major initiative to reduce the diversion of prescription drugs in Pennsylvania communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the Office of Attorney General will supply 300,000 drug deactivation and disposal pouches in 12 counties.
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7/8/2017

Wolf Administration Encourages Motorcyclists to Attend Free Safety Event
 
The Wolf Administration announced today that motorcyclists from throughout the commonwealth are invited to attend the free Live Free Ride Alive Safety Day at the Farm Show Complex on Cameron Street on Saturday, July 8 from 1 - 5 PM to help spread awareness of the importance of motorcycle safety to riders and motorists alike.
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7/7/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Establish Rare Disease Advisory Council
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed legislation to establish a Rare Disease Advisory Council in Pennsylvania. The law is a step forward to help more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians suffering from a rare disease.
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7/5/2017

Thousands of PA Turnpike Motorists Could Be Stranded
 
The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) is warning 10,611 PA Turnpike motorists with overdue toll violations and invoices that they could risk having their motor-vehicle registrations suspended if they don't make good on their debt. The PTC today unveiled a partial amnesty program to encourage its top toll scofflaws - motorists who together racked up invoices and violations worth $17.1 million - to pay now before the law kicks in on Aug. 4.
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7/5/2017

Wolf Administration Unveils Mobility, Safety Improvements Coming
 
Wolf Administration officials today joined local and business officials at Presque Isle State Park to unveil plans to improve traffic flow, facilities and mobility within the park, as well as enhanced connections to and along the Erie Bayfront. Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and Community and Economic Development (DCED) officials were onsite for the event, highlighting the collective state contribution to the project.
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6/29/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Law to Increase Penalties for Endangering Children
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 217, renewing the commonwealth's commitment to the safety of its children and increasing penalties for those who carelessly and flagrantly endanger them. Act 12, House Bill 217, introduced by Representative Rob Kauffman and passed unanimously by both the House and Senate, will strengthen Pennsylvania's child endangerment laws and further protect children from abuse and mistreatment
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6/29/2017

Department of Health Grants Medical Marijuana Permits for Dispensaries
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.
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6/29/2017

Governor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
 
Today Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to support to 17 municipal stormwater projects in Pennsylvania's portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
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6/28/2017

Department of Labor & Industry Kicks Off Second Unemployment Compensation Amnesty Campaign
 
The Department of Labor & Industry today announced an unemployment compensation (UC) amnesty program aimed at recouping monies owed to the state's UC Trust Fund. The announcement was made by Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino at a kickoff event at the PA CareerLink Luzerne County in Wilkes-Barre.
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6/28/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Animal Cruelty Prevention Bill
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed the animal cruelty prevention bill at a public celebration surrounded by advocates and members of the legislature.
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6/27/2017

Governor Wolf Signs Stolen Valor Bill into Law, Protecting Benefits for Veterans
 
Governor Tom Wolf today signed the so-called stolen valor bill into law, protecting benefits for Pennsylvania veterans.
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6/27/2017

State Agencies Recognize Pennsylvania's 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
 
Today, Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera will join Patrick McDonnell, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR); Nick Semon, President of PA Green & Healthy Schools Partnership (PAGHSP); John Armstead, EPA Region 3 Deputy Regional Administrator; lawmakers and other stakeholders to recognized Pennsylvania's 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS).
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