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New State Funding Helps Robotics Company Create New Jobs, Improve Workplace Safety in Allegheny County

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Gecko Robotics, Inc., a developer and operator of robots used in automated infrastructure inspections, has been approved for new state funding to expand operations at its Pittsburgh facility. “Companies like Gecko Robotics are using innovation to improve business practices, create more efficient processes, and protect workers,” said Gov Wolf. “The…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Juvenile Justice Task Force Members

Governor Tom Wolf announced the members of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force. The bipartisan and interbranch Task Force, launched last month by Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders and justices, will deliver a report with data-driven findings and policy recommendations to strengthen Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system to leaders by Nov. 30. “The members of the…

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163 Pennsylvania K-12 Schools Receive PAsmart Grants to Advance Science and Technology Education

Building on his commitment to prepare students with the computer and technology skills for in-demand jobs, Governor Tom Wolf today announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted grants to expand computer science (CS) classes and teacher training at 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units. The Targeted grants represent one component of the governor’s innovative…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Decision to Close SCI Retreat

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that he has completed his review of the Recommendation for the Closure of the State Correctional Institution at Retreat final report and is calling for the full closure of SCI Retreat. “The SCI Retreat closure report was developed through a transparent, inclusive process and provides a thorough, straightforward, facts-based review…

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Governor, First Lady Wolf Visit Israel

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf returned today from a trip to Israel. At the end of their personal trip, they represented Pennsylvania during three days of civic, business and cultural exchange programs that helped strengthen international relationships and boost economic development. They were joined by Jewish stakeholders from throughout Pennsylvania. “Israel is…

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