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5/22/2015

Peregrine Falcon Banding 2015
 
The Department of Environmental Protection, along with the Game Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, took part in the banding of the peregrine falcon's born on the ledge of the Rachel Carson building in downtown Harrisburg.
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5/22/2015

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Widen Roadway to Six Lanes in York County greater than Turnpike CEO announces Orange Improvement Zone campaign to inform motorists, public.
 
HARRISBURG, PA (May 22, 2015) -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today announced a major improvement project on Interstate 76 between the Susquehanna River Bridge and the Harrisburg West Interchange to completely rebuild and widen the roadway from four lanes to six lanes with a 26-foot center median. The $94 million project will result in a totally new, wider roadway from milepost 242 to milepost 245; roadway construction will get under way after the Memorial Day holiday.
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5/21/2015

Work to Address Spotted Lanternfly Underway in Berks County
 
With nearly 20,000 Spotted Lanternfly terminated to date and additional egg masses hatching, officials from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Berks County and local community came together today to provide an update on surveillance efforts and work to eradicate this threatening invasive species.
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5/13/2015

Governor Wolf Signs First Bills, Honors First Responders
 
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf today signed his first four pieces of legislation, including a bill that extends the application period for survivors of fallen law enforcement officers to apply for death benefits.
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5/12/2015

Governor Declares May Motorcycle Safety Month
 
PennDOT Reminds Everyone to Share the Road, Practice Safe Techniques
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5/7/2015

PennDOT, Partners Host Demonstration of Safety Enhancing Pavement Innovation
 
Representatives of PennDOT and North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, joined the Federal Highway Administration and the State Transportation Innovation Council today to host a regional demonstration day bringing together key stakeholders to exhibit the application of an innovative, safety enhancing pavement surface treatment.
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5/4/2015

PA Dept. of Insurance Highmark Public Hearing
 
Highmark Insurance Public Hearing
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4/27/2015

Auditor General DePasquale Says Audit Shows PASSHE Must Make Improvements in Policies, Procedures Related to Campus Safety Says State System efforts to keep tuition affordable
 
HARRISBURG - Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said a recent audit of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education shows that it needs more consistent policies related to grievance procedures and notices of non-discrimination required by Title IX to address sexual discrimination and sexual violence on campuses. He also urged system officials to continue efforts to keep tuition affordable.
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4/22/2015

Auditor General DePasquale Says LandI was Negligent in Implementing Law Regarding Excessive Overtime for Healthcare Workers
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said an audit of the Department of Labor and Industry's implementation of a 2008 law to protect healthcare workers from excessive mandatory overtime shows the department was negligent in responding to healthcare complaints and in developing regulations giving the agency the legal authority to enforce the act.
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4/17/2015

PA Turnpike Maintenance Workers Appeal to Motorists in New Safety Promotion
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that it will launch a major safety initiative to urge motorists to slow down in work zones.
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4/16/2015

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced that it will launch a major safety initiative to urge motorists to slow down in work zones.
 
The campaign - which comes less than a year after Turnpike maintenance employee Bill McGuigan was killed in a Chester County work zone - will tout "Operation Orange Squeeze," where state troopers conduct speed enforcement from construction vehicles inside work areas.
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4/15/2015

Governor Wolf Continues 'Jobs that Pay' Tour at the Energy Technology Education Center
 
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited the Energy Technology Education Center (ShaleTEC). During his visit, Governor Wolf discussed his 2015-2016 budget proposal, which contains a significant investment in workforce development and a boost in funding for Pennsylvania's most successful, in-demand public post-secondary programs that work to meet the needs of regional and statewide employers.
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4/9/2015

TRAINING TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES PROVEN EFFECTIVE; SUE PATERNO URGES BROAD ADOPTION NATIONWIDE
 
- A new child sexual abuse prevention-training program aimed at helping to create a culture of prevention on college campuses is now available for colleges and universities nationwide.
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3/31/2015

Governor Wolf holds Facebook Town Hall
 
Facebook users and followers were invited to ask the governor questions about his budget proposal and key initiatives - jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works
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3/31/2015

Governor Wolf holds Facebook Town Hall - Entire Event
 
Governor Tom Wolf held a Facebook Town Hall meeting live on his 2015-2016 budget. Facebook users and followers were invited to ask the governor questions about his budget proposal and key initiatives - jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works - by posting a comment on the announcement on Facebook.
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