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CHIP Strong Campaign Launches in Pennsylvania

CHIP Strong Campaign Launches in Pennsylvania

| May 23, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday, the Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a new statewide Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) public awareness campaign, CHIP Strong. The federally funded television, radio, and social media messages encourage Pennsylvanians to enroll their children in the high-quality health insurance program, including dental and vision health care coverage.

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PA Fish and Boat Commission Announces Fish-for-Free Day

PA Fish and Boat Commission Announces Fish-for-Free Day

| May 17, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Families and friends visiting Pennsylvania’s popular outdoor spots over the Memorial Day holiday weekend can enjoy a day of free fishing, thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).

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PSP, PennDOT to Participate in National ‘Click It or Ticket’ Seat Belt Enforcement

PSP, PennDOT to Participate in National ‘Click It or Ticket’ Seat Belt Enforcement

| May 16, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – With Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season approaching, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and municipal departments across Pennsylvania yesterday announced that they will partner to participate in the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement from May 14 through June 3, 2018.

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Secretary of State: Election Returns Website Offers First Look at Pennsylvania’s Vote Count

Secretary of State: Election Returns Website Offers First Look at Pennsylvania’s Vote Count

| May 15, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres is reminding Pennsylvanians that the Department of State’s election night returns website offers up-to-the-minute statewide results.

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Governor Wolf Announces Significant Progress in Opioid Disaster Declaration Initiatives

Governor Wolf Announces Significant Progress in Opioid Disaster Declaration Initiatives

| May 15, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Four months into his Opioid Disaster Declaration, Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced significant progress on several of the original initiatives that were part of the declaration aimed at increasing prevention, access to treatment and data collection for those suffering with opioid use disorder (OUD).

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State Officials Tout Cycling Improvements, Opportunities and Benefits in Pennsylvania

State Officials Tout Cycling Improvements, Opportunities and Benefits in Pennsylvania

| May 15, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the start of Bike to Work week, the Wolf Administration announced a series of planned improvements for bicyclists during an event featuring an executive bike ride around Harrisburg by several cabinet members, other officials, and staff.

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Local Woman Wins Appeal; Suspended Sentences for Civil Contempt Banned by PA Superior Court

Local Woman Wins Appeal; Suspended Sentences for Civil Contempt Banned by PA Superior Court

| May 13, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – A recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Superior Court on a case that started out in Clarion County has now made it illegal for judges to impose suspended sentences for civil contempt.

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Secretary of State Reminds Pennsylvanians to Visit votesPA.com for Comprehensive Voting Information

Secretary of State Reminds Pennsylvanians to Visit votesPA.com for Comprehensive Voting Information

| May 11, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In preparation for Pennsylvania’s primary election, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at  votesPA.com.

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$55.6 Million Funding Approved Statewide to Support 150 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects to Create Jobs, Improve Safety, Environment

$55.6 Million Funding Approved Statewide to Support 150 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects to Create Jobs, Improve Safety, Environment

| May 10, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Wolf Administration announced the approval of $55.6 million in funding that will support at least 150 abandoned coal mine reclamation projects that will create new jobs, reduce health and safety risks, and improve the environment and outdoor recreation opportunities throughout Pennsylvania.

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Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Investigate Maternal Deaths

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Investigate Maternal Deaths

| May 10, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf yesterday signed House Bill 1869 into law, now Act 24 of 2018, the primary intent of which is to create a 15-member Maternal Mortality Review Committee within the Department of Health to collect confidential information or investigate and disseminate findings related to maternal deaths.

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