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AG Shapiro Targets Deceptive ‘For-Sale-By-Owner’ Home Scheme

AG Shapiro Targets Deceptive ‘For-Sale-By-Owner’ Home Scheme

| July 22, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Friday announced a lawsuit against a Texas company for deceiving Pennsylvania consumers into unfair “for sale by owner” purchases of uninhabitable family homes.

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North Country One of 20 to Benefit from National Park Foundation’s Half-Million Dollar Investment

North Country One of 20 to Benefit from National Park Foundation’s Half-Million Dollar Investment

| July 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The North Country National Scenic Trail is one of twenty national trails and wild and scenic rivers to receive a grant from the National Park Foundation to maintain the country’s treasured resources and provide increased public access.

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State Could Reap $581 Million Annually by Regulating, Taxing Marijuana

State Could Reap $581 Million Annually by Regulating, Taxing Marijuana

| July 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale yesterday said Pennsylvania is missing out on $581 million per year in revenue by not regulating and taxing marijuana — money that could fund critical initiatives that affect Pennsylvanians’ lives.

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Municipalities in Mercer, Clarion Receive Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

Municipalities in Mercer, Clarion Receive Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

| July 19, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $92 million for 19 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across 13 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

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State Education Secretary Rivera Hosts Stem Team; Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education

State Education Secretary Rivera Hosts Stem Team; Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education

| July 19, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera hosted the Conrad Weiser High School (Berks County) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team at the Capitol on Wednesday, emphasizing that the team’s patent-pending medical technology is a fitting example for Governor Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, a new $30 million program to improve STEM and […]

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Scope of Voting Security Audit Outreach Expands in Wake of Latest Indictments of Russian Hackers

Scope of Voting Security Audit Outreach Expands in Wake of Latest Indictments of Russian Hackers

| July 18, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale yesterday said he is expanding the scope of his audit outreach to help protect the security and integrity of Pennsylvania’s voting system.

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Veterinary Board Acts on Wolf’s Job Licensing Reform

Veterinary Board Acts on Wolf’s Job Licensing Reform

| July 17, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday the State Board of Veterinary Medicine waived its enforcement of a 10-year automatic ban on certification for vet tech applicants with a past felony drug conviction, following his recommendation that licensing boards remove barriers to employment.

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Wolf Administration Introduces Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation

Wolf Administration Introduces Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation

| July 17, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Wolf Administration yesterday introduced opioid prescribing guidelines for workers’ compensation to help health care providers determine when opioids are appropriate for treatment of someone injured on the job.

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Pennsylvania State Police Welcomes 95 New Troopers

Pennsylvania State Police Welcomes 95 New Troopers

| July 14, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced on Friday that 95 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the Commonwealth.

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AG Shapiro Supports New PA Law Giving His Office Power to Prosecute Abuse of Elderly, Others

AG Shapiro Supports New PA Law Giving His Office Power to Prosecute Abuse of Elderly, Others

| July 14, 2018

READING, Pa. – Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday praised a new Pennsylvania law expanding the authority of the Office of Attorney General to prosecute abuse and neglect of care-dependent persons in nursing homes and similar settings.

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