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7/7/2015

PA Turnpike Celebrates Opening of Route 903 'E - ZPass - Only ' Interchange New $ 40 million connection provides enhanced safety and access for region
 
PENN FOREST TOWNSHIP, PA. (JULY 7, 2015) - PA Turnpike Commission Chief Executive Officer Mark Compton and other elected and local officials today celebrated the opening of a new E - ZPass Only Interchange connecting the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) with State Route 903 in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. Compton was joined by State Senator John Yudichak, Former Speaker of the House Keith McCall and Pocono Mountai ns Visitors Bureau Vice President & CFO Staci A. Barkalow at an event to commemorate the June 30 opening.
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7/7/2015

PA Turnpike Commission Approves 2016 Toll Increase
 
HARRISBURG, PA. (July 7, 2015) - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today approved a six percent toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers; the toll increase will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2016. While the increase affects cash and E-ZPass rates similarly, E-ZPass customers will continue to save as much as 35 percent on PA Turnpike tolls next year. The E-ZPass discount was introduced in 2011; today, more than three-fourths of PA Turnpike travelers pay with E-ZPass.
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6/30/2015

Governor Tom Wolf Vetoes Budget that Fails to Address Pennsylvania's Most Pressing Issues
 
Harrisburg, PA- Governor Tom Wolf tonight vetoed the Republican budget that fails to address the core issues facing Pennsylvania, including a structural budget deficit, a drastically underfunded school system, and rising property taxes for seniors and middle-class families. The Republican budget is unbalanced and built on one-time revenues that lead to a $3 billion deficit.
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6/26/2015

Governor Wolf Held a Press Conference on GOP Sham Budget
 
Governor Wolf Held a Press Conference on GOP Sham Budget
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6/24/2015

Wolf Administration Announces Creation of 256 New Jobs during 'Jobs that Pay' Celebration at Apio, Inc. in Penn Township
 
Wolf Administration Announces Creation of 256 New Jobs during 'Jobs that Pay' Celebration at Apio, Inc. in Penn Township
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6/19/2015

Wolf Administration Kicks Off Farmers Market Nutrition Program; Highlights Funding in Governor's Budget
 
Highlighting the importance of providing access to fresh, locally grown produce, representatives from the state departments of Aging, Agriculture and Health announced today the availability of the 2015 Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers at the West Shore Farmers Market in Cumberland County.
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6/18/2015

Governor Wolf Joins Members of the Basic Education Funding Commission to Discuss the Basic Education Funding Commission Report
 
Today, Governor Wolf will join members of the Basic Education Funding Commission to discuss the basic education funding commission report.
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6/5/2015

'Jobs that Pay' Event Highlights Wolf Administration Investment in Agricultural Producers, Small Business
 
Standing at the future site of a swine nursery operation on the outskirts of Winfield, Snyder County this morning, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding spoke to the economic impact of agriculture and the statewide benefits of investing in the industry.
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6/4/2015

Construction Beginning on Public-Private Bridge Replacement Projec
 
Standing on the site where parts for the state's newest bridges will be fabricated, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced that construction on the Rapid Bridge Replacement Program, a public-private partnership (P3) with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), is starting this month.
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6/1/2015

Governor Wolf Gives Update on Pa State Budget
 
Governor Wolf Gives Update on Pa State Budget
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5/27/2015

Insurance Department Recommends Homeowners Make Sure Their Coverage Is Ready for Severe Weather, Offers Tips on Filing Claims
 
Hot summer weather offers the chance to enjoy Pennsylvania's great outdoors, but also brings thunderstorms, high winds, hail, and even tornadoes, which can damage homes. Acting Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is encouraging residents to ensure their homeowners' insurance is ready for severe summer weather.
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5/22/2015

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Widen Roadway to Six Lanes in York County
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today announced a major improvement project on Interstate 76 between the Susquehanna River Bridge and the Harrisburg West Interchange to completely rebuild and widen the roadway from four lanes to six lanes with a 26-foot center median. The $94 million project will result in a totally new, wider roadway from milepost 242 to milepost 245; roadway construction will get under way after the Memorial Day holiday.
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5/21/2015

Work to Address Spotted Lanternfly Underway in Berks County
 
Officials Provide Update, Highlight Partnerships and Cooperation
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5/19/2015

Attorney General Kane announces settlements with phony cancer charities, executives
 
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced multistate settlements with two deceptive cancer charities and three executives. The defendants are accused of accepting millions of dollars in donations earmarked for cancer victims and using much of that money for their personal gain. The multistate group of regulators also sued three non-settling defendants.
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5/19/2015

PennDOT, Police Partnering to Urge Increased Seat Belt Use
 
PennDOT, state and local police are partnering for nationwide 'Click It or Ticket' seat-belt enforcement beginning today and running through June 7.
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