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4/2/2013

PennDOT Encourages Taking a Simple Step Today to Save Lives Through Organ Donation
 
With April marking National Donate Life Month, PennDOT today reminded driver's license and identification card holders that they can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering online as an organ donor.
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4/1/2013

Officials Dedicate SCI Benner Township, Newest State Prison
 
Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips today joined about 200 local, state and federal officials and dignitaries to formally dedicate the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Benner Township, Centre County.
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3/29/2013

Governor Corbett Highlights $1.3 Million Increase in Funding to Support Domestic Violence Programs
 
Governor Tom Corbett visited the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg today, where he was joined by local advocates and leaders in support of his proposal to increase funding to domestic violence programs by $1.3 million.
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3/28/2013

Governor Corbett Cuts Ribbon To Open Emergency Management Agency's Eastern Area Office
 
Governor Tom Corbett today joined officials from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to help open the agency's new Eastern Area Office in Berks County.
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3/25/2013

First Lady Susan Corbett Kicks off DCED on the Road Tourism Luncheon
 
First Lady Susan Corbett joined Pennsylvania Tourism Office representatives today in the Poconos to discuss the impacts of tourism in the commonwealth and to launch a redesign of visitPA.com, featuring new travel content to make roadtrip planning easier and more interactive.
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3/22/2013

Tax Time Offers Opportunity to Help PA Military Families
 
Individuals filing their 2012 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania's military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the Military Family Relief Assistance Program.
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3/21/2013

Consumers Advised to Consider Buying Flood Insurance
 
Winter ice and snow increases the chance of spring flooding, so the Pennsylvania Insurance Department is encouraging homeowners to consider buying flood insurance now.
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3/21/2013

Liquor Privatization Bill Passes House; Consumers One Step Closer to Real Choice and Convenience
 
Pennsylvanians are now one step closer to having real choice and convenience as wine, spirits and beer consumers, Governor Tom Corbett said today after the House passed House Bill 790, the liquor privatization bill, by a vote of 105-90.
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3/14/2013

Governor Corbett Declares March 17-23 Wildfire Prevention Week
 
Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed March 17-23 as Wildfire Prevention Week in Pennsylvania, noting warming temperatures and drying March winds have combined to increase fire dangers across Pennsylvania's forests and brush lands.
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3/13/2013

Governor Corbett, along with Delaware County Area Business and Education Leaders, Discuss Plan to Get PA out of Liquor Business, $1 Billion Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
 
Governor Tom Corbett today, joined by local business and education leaders, talked about reinvesting $1 billion in proceeds from the sale of the state liquor store system into an educational block grant for Pennsylvania's schools.
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3/13/2013

Charges Filed against eight men in Turnpike 'Pay to Play' scheme
 
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced today that criminal charges have been filed against a former State Senator, five former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials and employees, and two businessmen who had multi-million dollar contracts with the Turnpike. The former state officials are accused of using "pay to play" schemes for financial and political gain. Their criminal acts resulted in the misdirection, misuse, and theft of millions of dollars of public money, according to Kane.
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3/13/2013

PA Turnpike CEO Comments on PA Attorney General's News Announcement about Grand Jury Investigation
 
- Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chief Executive Officer Mark P. Compton today a statement in response to Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's news conference regarding a state grand jury probe of the Turnpike Commission
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3/12/2013

Governor Corbett Proclaims Hannah Callowhill Penn Day in Honor of Women's History Month
 
Governor Tom Corbett today honored Hannah Penn's legacy and contributions to the commonwealth by proclaiming "Hannah Callowhill Penn Day" across Pennsylvania.
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3/8/2013

Governor Corbett, along with Gettysburg Area Legislators, Business and Education Leaders, Discuss Plan to Get PA out of Liquor Business, $1 Billion Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
 
Governor Tom Corbett today, joined by members of the General Assembly and local business and education leaders, talked about reinvesting $1 billion in proceeds from the sale of the state liquor store system into an educational block grant for Pennsylvania's schools.
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3/6/2013

Dog Wardens, PetSmart Challenge Pennsylvanians to License 100,000 Dogs in March
 
Agriculture Secretary George Greig, state dog wardens and pet specialty retailer PetSmart today challenged Pennsylvanians to license their dogs by setting a goal to sell 100,000 licenses in March. The challenge is part of Dog License Awareness Month.
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