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7/26/2016

Auditor General DePasquale Says Deficiencies in Nursing Home Oversight Could Impact Quality of Care for 80,000+ Pennsylvanians
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today that his audit of the Department of Health's (DOH) oversight of nursing homes has already led to changes that should improve the quality of care residents receive.
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7/24/2016

Media Tour of Philadelphia's Historic District
 
Governor Tom Wolf welcomes media during a tour of Philadelphia's Historic District on Sunday July 24, 2016.
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7/22/2016

Governor Tom Wolf welcomes Democratic National Convention visitors to Philadelphia
 
Pennsylvania is historically a place of welcome. The commonwealth was founded by William Penn as a refuge for people of different faiths, different nationalities, and different opinions and in that spirit we welcome you all.
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7/20/2016

JRI Working Group Gives Update on Data and Findings of Criminal Justice Reform Effort
 
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Josh Shapiro, Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and staff from the Council of State Governments today provided an update on the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) working group's progress on gathering data on the state of Pennsylvania's criminal justice system and the work being done to deliver policy proposals that will address identified areas of concern.
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7/19/2016

Wolf Administration Announces New Opioid Prescribing Guideline Recommendations
 
Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis, and Department of State Secretary Pedro Cortes today to announce his administration's new prescribing guideline recommendations for the safe and effective use of opioids.
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7/19/2016

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process; Urges Physician Participation
 
In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on accomplishments, gave a preview of pending activities, and highlighted the need for physician participation.
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7/19/2016

Green Infrastructure Projects Help Pennsylvania's Urban Communities Address Environmental Challenges
 
Members of the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to the Department of Environmental Protection(DEP), along with legislators, local, state and federal environmental officials, today toured eight innovative projects in Lancaster to learn how the city has addressed environmental challenges such as stormwater management through the use of green infrastructure.
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7/18/2016

Code R.E.D. Enforcement Efforts Ensure Safety of Food Supply During Transport
 
Harrisburg, PA - A partnership between Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture food sanitarians is ensuring the safety of foods while on the road, especially during the summer months.
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7/18/2016

Governor Wolf Visits Centers of Excellence, Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemic
 
Governor Tom Wolf joined PA Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas at two Centers of Excellence today to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Wolf Administration successfully secured the necessary funding for DHS to open 20 Centers of Excellence COEs statewide by October 1, 2016.
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7/15/2016

U.S Secretary of Education Dr. John King and state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera meet to talk about Pennsylvania's work in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
 
On Friday, U.S Secretary of Education Dr. John King and state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera met with a group of the commonwealth's education stakeholders to talk about Pennsylvania's work in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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7/14/2016

Wolf Administration Distributes Zika Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today launched the commonwealth's latest initiative to help protect Pennsylvanians from the Zika virus. Prevention Kits for Pregnant Women are being distributed to provide education about the virus and list the steps that can be taken to avoid mosquito bites, as well as prevent the insects from multiplying around homes.
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7/13/2016

Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources, Labor & Industry Launch Pa. Outdoor Corps Employment Program
 
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino, other state officials, and representatives of the Student Conservation Association in launching the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps at Gifford Pinchot State Park, near Lewisberry, York County.
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7/13/2016

Governor Wolf Statement on Completion of 2016-2017 Budget
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Wolf released the following statement on the completion of the 2016-2017 budget
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7/13/2016

Governor Wolf Signs 2016-2017 Budget Into Law
 
Governor Wolf Signs 2016-2017 Budget Into Law Governor Wolf today signed the school code, fiscal code, tax code and the non-preferred appropriations.
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7/10/2016

Governor Wolf today announced that the bipartisan, compromise budget will become law.
 
'If a revenue package were already on my desk, I would have been proud to sign it,' said Governor Tom Wolf. 'If a revenue package is passed before midnight on Monday, I will be equally as proud to sign it then. But if the General Assembly fails to pass a responsible revenue package by tomorrow evening, this bill will become law without my signature.
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