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Wolf Administration Continues to Address PFAS Contamination, Announces First Round of Statewide Sampling Results

As a result of Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order to address Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water, the Wolf Administration today provided an update on the actions taken on this emerging environmental issue and released the results of the first round of drinking water samples. The results do not indicate widespread PFAS contamination.…

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Governor Wolf Signs Bills Raising Tobacco Age to 21, Supporting Rural Health Model, and Allowing Hunting on Three Sundays

Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 97 and Senate Bill 473, which amends tobacco legislation to prohibit the sale of any tobacco, nicotine or related item to anyone under 21 years of age. The legislation also expands the definition of a tobacco product to include e-cigarettes and other vaping products, and expressly prohibits the possession…

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Gov. Wolf Provides Update on Opioid Epidemic Progress to PA Orthopaedic Society

Philadelphia, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf provided an update on the state’s progress in battling the opioid epidemic during the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society’s Fall Meeting and Symposium. Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine joined the governor on the opioid panel discussion. “Pennsylvania’s response to the opioid crisis has been called ‘a model for…

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Gov. Wolf: Now is the Time for Pennsylvanians to Buy Health Insurance

Harrisburg, PA — Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman advised Pennsylvanians that now is the time to buy health insurance on the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, as open enrollment continues for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans through Dec. 15. Consumers have more options in Pennsylvania, and many will find they qualify for subsidies.…

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Gov. Wolf Reaffirms Vow to Veto Heartbeat Bill at Rally in Support of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, joined by legislators, advocates and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, today vowed to veto the so-called heartbeat bill and any legislation that restricts women’s reproductive rights. “Today I am reaffirming my commitment to keeping Pennsylvania a place where women make their own health decisions,” Gov. Wolf said. “Politicians should not…

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