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8/16/2018

Auditor General DePasquale Calls Reading School District Turnaround 'Unprecedented'
 
Calling the changes 'unprecedented,' Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his latest performance audit of Reading School District shows a wholesale turnaround in the district's governance from five years ago.
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8/16/2018

Wolf Administration Announces Pilot Initiative to Avert Company Layoffs, Increase Number of Skilled Workers in Pennsylvania
 
$500,000 awarded to six southeast Pennsylvania counties for their IT sector
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8/16/2018

Governor Wolf Tours Areas in Delaware County Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding
 
Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Upper Darby and Darby in Delaware County to tour areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that swept through the commonwealth over the past few days. The governor was joined by PEMA Director Rick Flinn, local officials and legislators to see those areas where damage to homes and businesses occurred.
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8/15/2018

Governor Wolf Announces Six-Point Plan to Cultivate the Next Generation of Pennsylvania Farming
 
Governor Tom Wolf today outlined his six-point plan to strengthen Pennsylvania's agriculture industry amid a changing marketplace and new pressures during remarks to more than 500 industry leaders at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences' annual Ag Progress Days event.
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8/15/2018

State and County Election Staff Participate in National Cyber Training Exercise
 
Pennsylvania's new Inter-Agency Election Preparedness and Security Workgroup and county election personnel from across the commonwealth participated today in a first-of-its-kind national and local election cyber exercise organized in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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8/15/2018

PA Lottery Introduces Xpress Football and Car Racing Games
 
The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched Xpress Sports, a new category of fast-paced games drawn every five minutes. Xpress Football and Xpress Car Racing are now on sale at all Pennsylvania Lottery retailers.
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8/14/2018

Attorney General Shapiro Details Findings of 2-Year Grand Jury Investigation into Child Sex Abuse by Catholic Priests in Six Pennsylvania Dioceses Shapiro Stands with Abuse Survivors, Challenges PA Bishops to Endorse Grand Jury's Recommended Reforms in State Law
 
HARRISBURG - Surrounded by survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today revealed the comprehensive findings of a statewide investigative grand jury that spent two years uncovering abuse of children by priests, and a systematic cover up spanning decades by senior church leaders in Pennsylvania and the Vatican. The grand jury recommended reforming the criminal and civil statutes of limitations on sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, among other recommendations, and Attorney General Shapiro called on every Catholic bishop to support the reforms.
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8/13/2018

Wolf Administration, Rep. Samuelson Hold Community Forum to Help Older Pennsylvanians Avoid Being Scammed
 
Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell and Rep. Steve Samuelson today visited the Andrew W. Litzenberger House to lead a community discussion on how older Pennsylvanians can avoid falling victim to fraud and scams.
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8/10/2018

PUC Stresses #SafeDigging; Joins Utilities and Agencies to Emphasize Importance of Calling 8-1-1 Before Any Digging Project
 
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown today joined with utilities and agencies from across the state to stress the importance of #SafeDigging - at job-sites and at home - including the need to call 8-1-1 before any digging project to ensure that underground utilities are properly located and marked.
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8/9/2018

Wolf Administration Highlights Importance of Physical Activity, WalkWorks Program
 
The Wolf Administration Wednesday demonstrated the importance of staying active and physically fit during a walk on the downtown Harrisburg WalkWorks route, which traverses nearly one and a half miles through the city.
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8/8/2018

Education Department Advancing Wolf Administration's School Improvement Plan
 
Harrisburg, PA - As part of Governor Tom Wolf's plan to help schools and improve education across the commonwealth, superintendents from Pittsburgh, Juniata County and Allentown joined Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Pedro A. Rivera today to highlight their early participation in Pennsylvania's comprehensive System for District and School Improvement.
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8/8/2018

Governor Wolf Meets with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Urges Legislature to Remove Barriers to Services
 
Governor Tom Wolf sat down today with grandparents raising grandchildren as a result of the opioid epidemic, listening to their concerns and renewing his call for passage of legislation aimed at removing barriers to obtaining state services and supports.
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8/7/2018

Department of Labor & Industry Announces Improved PA CareerLink System will Better Serve Pennsylvania Job Seekers and Employers
 
Harrisburg, PA - Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced enhancements to the PA CareerLink system that will result in an effective one-stop shop for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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8/6/2018

Wolf Administration Provides Update on Work to Combat Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania
 
Harrisburg, PA - Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Penn State University provided an update on their work to control the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly - an invasive insect that has the potential to seriously impact the tree-fruit, grape, and timber industries, which are collectively worth nearly $18 billion to the state's economy.
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8/6/2018

First Lady Frances Wolf Hosts Roundtable on Equal Pay, Encourages Continued Action to End Gender Pay Gap in Pennsylvania
 
First Lady Frances Wolf and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today joined business leaders, lawmakers and advocates for a roundtable discussion at the Governor's Residence focused on Governor Wolf's executive action to address the gender pay gap in state government and the need to enact similar policies to protect all women in Pennsylvania from gender-based pay discrimination.
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