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6/30/2012

Governor Corbett Signs Budget that Controls Spending Without Increasing Taxes
 
Governor Tom Corbett today signed the 2012-13 budget, strengthening the state's economy and education system, while continuing his commitment not to increase taxes for the citizens of Pennsylvania. The $27.66 billion budget was signed on time for the second consecutive year.
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6/29/2012

University Leaders Thank Governor Corbett for Restored Education Funding
 
Governor Tom Corbett today said funding in the 2012-13 fiscal year will be restored to 2011-12 budget levels for Pennsylvania's state and state-related universities, in addition to record funding for basic education.
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6/29/2012

PennDOT, Police to Partner for Independence Day DUI Enforcement
 
State and local police, along with PennDOT, will take part in a national enforcement effort through July 8 targeting motorists who drive under the influence. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement effort will focus on keeping Pennsylvania's roads safe during the Independence Day travel period.
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6/29/2012

Pennsylvanians Urged to be Safe, Follow Laws Restricting Fireworks
 
Safety and law enforcement officials today reminded Pennsylvanians to exercise caution when using fireworks during Fourth of July celebrations. Under state law, only small, novelty fireworks are approved for use by consumers
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6/28/2012

Governor Corbett Comments on U.S. Supreme Court Healthcare Decision
 
Governor Tom Corbett today said he was disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal healthcare law, known as Obamacare, but said he will work hard to limit the law's negative impact on Pennsylvanians.
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6/25/2012

Governor Corbett Highlights Importance of Human Services Block Grant
 
- Governor Tom Corbett today highlighted the importance of passing the Human Services Block grant, saying it "means more personalized services for people in need."
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6/22/2012

Pa. Turnpike Breaks Ground for Somerset Interchange Safety Improvements
 
The Pennsylvania Turnike Commission broke ground today on a $4.5 million project to improve traffic flow and safety at the interchange just out side Somerset
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6/22/2012

Attorney General Linda Kelly Comments on the Sandusky Guilty Verdict
 
Attorney General Linda Kelly comments on the guilty verdict handed down in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
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6/20/2012

First Lady Susan Corbett Announces 'Opening Doors' Initiative to Increase High School Graduation Rate in Pennsylvania
 
Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today announced her "Opening Doors" dropout prevention initiative, which will focus on reaching at-risk students during their critical middle school years.
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6/20/2012

Governor Tom Corbett Highlights Potential for Jobs, Economic Growth from Building Petrochemical Industry in PA
 
Governor Tom Corbett was joined today by members of his cabinet, elected state officials and representatives of labor and business to highlight the importance of bringing a petrochemical complex to Pennsylvania.
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6/18/2012

Governor Corbett Highlights Goals of Justice Reinvestment Initiative
 
Governor Tom Corbett today highlighted new efforts to make Pennsylvania's criminal justice system more effective and efficient during a gathering of corrections, probation and parole workers at a conference in Hershey.
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6/15/2012

Farmers Market Program Offering Vouchers to Older Adults, WIC Participants Kicks Off
 
Low-income older adults and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program participants can now use vouchers to purchase fresh, local produce at farmers markets and farm stands across Pennsylvania.
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6/14/2012

Corbett Administration Highlights Potential for 20,000 Permanent Jobs from Building Petrochemical Industry in PA
 
Members of Gov. Tom Corbett's Cabinet were joined by a coalition of supporters today to discuss the importance of bringing a petrochemical complex to Pennsylvania that would create more than 10,000 construction jobs and up to 20,000 permanent jobs in spinoff production and manufacturing industries.
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6/12/2012

Governor Corbett Signs Unemployment Compensation Reform Into Law
 
Governor Tom Corbett today signed Senate Bill 1310, a reform bill that modernizes Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation, or UC, law.
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6/5/2012

Lt. Governor Cawley Announces Substantial Agreement on Block Grants for Counties
 
Joined by a bipartisan group of county commissioners from across Pennsylvania and Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander, Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today announced an agreement on the implementation of the human services block grant.
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