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Wolf Touts Efforts to Fight Opioid Epidemic, Expand Take-Back Boxes – Four Locations in Venango County

Wolf Touts Efforts to Fight Opioid Epidemic, Expand Take-Back Boxes – Four Locations in Venango County

| March 23, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf on Friday joined representatives from Walgreens and its partners to outline his administration’s efforts in the fight against the opioid epidemic, including the success of drug take-back boxes.

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Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Would Help Remediate Contaminants in Pennsylvania Schools

Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Would Help Remediate Contaminants in Pennsylvania Schools

| March 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf toured the John H. Taggart School in Philadelphia this week to see progress on removing contaminants which can cause serious health problems. The governor also outlined how he believes Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure proposal in generations, would help Pennsylvania schools to address lead and other contaminants.

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Poison Prevention Week: American Trauma Society Reminds Residents Unsecured Medication Can Lead to Accidental Poisoning

Poison Prevention Week: American Trauma Society Reminds Residents Unsecured Medication Can Lead to Accidental Poisoning

| March 20, 2019

VENANGO CO, Pa. (EYT) – In honor of National Poison Prevention Week, the American Trauma Society is offering a number of tips on how to keep your family safe from accidental poisoning.

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Pennsylvania Seeks Volunteers for Statewide Spring Cleanup, Beautification Effort

Pennsylvania Seeks Volunteers for Statewide Spring Cleanup, Beautification Effort

| March 20, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, a campaign of statewide community cleanup activities that runs through May 31.

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Pa. State Prisons to Ban All Tobacco Products

Pa. State Prisons to Ban All Tobacco Products

| March 18, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Secretary John Wetzel announced today that the Department of Corrections (DOC) will make all state prisons tobacco-free beginning July 1, 2019.

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Wolf Administration Explores Lead Exposure Prevention & Remediation Initiative

Wolf Administration Explores Lead Exposure Prevention & Remediation Initiative

| March 16, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf on Friday announced that the Department of Human Services (DHS) is exploring the possibility of using Medicaid funds to pay for primary prevention measures that focus on identifying and reducing the sources of environmental childhood lead exposure.

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DEP Announces Statewide Surveillance of Ticks

DEP Announces Statewide Surveillance of Ticks

| March 15, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it is conducting a five-year environmental surveillance of ticks to assess the risk of tickborne illnesses across Pennsylvania.

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House Committee Approves James’ Bill Sparked by Joy Plant in Franklin Closing

House Committee Approves James’ Bill Sparked by Joy Plant in Franklin Closing

| March 14, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The state House Labor and Industry Committee on Wednesday approved an unemployment compensation reform bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that aims to help unemployed workers like those who lost their jobs at the Joy Global Inc. plant in Franklin in 2016.

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Gov. Wolf Thanks Pennsylvanians for Record Response to Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour and Feedback Form

Gov. Wolf Thanks Pennsylvanians for Record Response to Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour and Feedback Form

| March 13, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday thanked Pennsylvanians for their overwhelming response to the lieutenant governor’s statewide tour and online feedback form to gauge interest in whether the state should consider legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana.

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Wolf Administration Provides Tips to Avoid Tax Scams

Wolf Administration Provides Tips to Avoid Tax Scams

| March 12, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Wolf Administration is offering tips to help Pennsylvanians avoid tax scams.

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