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Chancellor Brogan, Other System Leaders Seek Increased Investment in State Universities

Chancellor Brogan, Other System Leaders Seek Increased Investment in State Universities

| February 26, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and other System leaders on Friday urged members of both the House and Senate appropriations committees to support increased investment in the state-owned universities as they consider the proposed 2017-18 Commonwealth budget.

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PennDOT, Safety Partners Urge Motorists to Avoid Distracted Driving Behaviors

PennDOT, Safety Partners Urge Motorists to Avoid Distracted Driving Behaviors

| February 25, 2017

MILLCREEK TWP., Pa. – On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Northwest Regional Highway Safety Network, and Millcreek Township Police Department urged motorists to be aware of the dangers of distracted driving as part of an event highlighting “Daniel’s Law” and honoring motorcyclist Daniel Gallatin.

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Wolf Administration Announces ‘PennDOT Connects’

Wolf Administration Announces ‘PennDOT Connects’

| February 24, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Recognizing transportation’s role in connecting communities and supporting economic development, state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced PennDOT Connects, an approach that is supposed to enhance local engagement and improve transportation-project planning, design and delivery.

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State Offers Free Webinar To Help Employers Battle Opioid Addiction

| February 24, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Thursday, the Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Health and Safety Division announced that it will offer a free employer webinar to help combat opioid addiction in the workplace.

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As Budget-Appropriations Hearings Loom, APSCUF Emphasizes Importance of Funding for State System Funding

As Budget-Appropriations Hearings Loom, APSCUF Emphasizes Importance of Funding for State System Funding

| February 23, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – State System representatives will appear before the Senate and House appropriations committees on Thursday, February 23. This is the next step in the budget process that the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties hopes will result in increased funding for Pennsylvania’s public universities.

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PA Treasurer Torsella: We Will Be Transparent in All We Do on Behalf of Taxpayers

PA Treasurer Torsella: We Will Be Transparent in All We Do on Behalf of Taxpayers

| February 23, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – This week State Treasurer Joe Torsella told the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee that the PA Treasury Department would pursue the highest levels of transparency, accountability, and integrity in all aspects of its operations while also working cooperatively with lawmakers on solutions to help Pennsylvania deal with its long-term financial health and security.

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Five States, Including PA, Account for 25% of All Reported ATV-Related Deaths in U.S.

| February 22, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Taking a four wheeler out for a spin is a recreational activity that many riding enthusiasts participate in all year long. Yet, riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) continues to be a dangerous and deadly activity when certain safety precautions are not followed.

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PennDOT, State Police Highlight Highway Law Updates, Urge Public Attention for Safety

| February 17, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards and State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker urged drivers to review and obey driver safety laws that have recently been amended or passed through the legislature.

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With Flu Activity High, Department of Health Reminds Pennsylvanians It’s Not Too Late To Get Flu Shot

| February 17, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of Health is reminding everyone in Pennsylvania that there is still time to get immunized against the flu as the number of illnesses from the virus remain extremely high across the commonwealth.

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The Medical Minute: Report Sparks Discussion about Reducing Cancer Mortality

The Medical Minute: Report Sparks Discussion about Reducing Cancer Mortality

| February 12, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. – The National Center for Health Statistics recently released a report on disparities in cancer mortality that provides researchers and health care organizations across the country with the information to spur improvement in local prevention efforts.

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