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5/31/2012

Department of Public Welfare Launches New Transparency Portal
 
With an eye on helping taxpayers better understand how the Department of Public Welfare spends their money, Secretary Gary D. Alexander today announced a new edition to the DPW website dedicated to helping the public better understand where the money goes.
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5/30/2012

Governor Corbett Signs Law to Better Protect Health of Student Athletes
 
Governor Tom Corbett today signed House Bill 1610, which sets new guidelines for protecting Pennsylvania's student athletes from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA happens when the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. It is the number-one killer of student athletes, claiming up to 7,000 young lives each year, nationwide.
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5/24/2012

Treasurer McCord Says PA 529 College Savings Plans Great Way to Prepare for Rising Higher Education Costs
 
Tuesday, May 29 is "529 Day;" Families can register to win one of ten $529 college savings accounts at PA529.com
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5/23/2012

Secretary of Commonwealth Announces Simplified Method to Obtain Photo ID for Pennsylvania-Born Voters
 
Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today announced a new, simplified process for people born in Pennsylvania to get a non-driver photo ID card for voting purposes if they lack an acceptable alternative ID.
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5/22/2012

Attorney General Kelly announces arrests in Operation False Comfort
 
Four charged in statewide senior financial fraud scheme
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5/22/2012

Governor Corbett Honors Retired Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward
 
Governor Tom Corbett today presented a proclamation honoring retired Pittsburgh Steelers player Hines Ward during an event at the state Capitol in Harrisburg
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5/18/2012

PA State Police Fingerprint Identification System to be Upgraded
 
The Automated Fingerprint Identification System, used by the Pennsylvania State Police, will be taken out of service for three days later this month for a full system replacement.
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5/16/2012

AG Kelly announces $45 million multi-state settlement with Skechers over "Shape-up" shoes
 
Attorneys General from 44 states and the District of Columbia, along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have reached a settlement with the popular shoe company Skechers USA, Inc. (Skechers) resolving allegations that the company made unsubstantiated claims of numerous health benefits in marketing its line of toning shoes.
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5/15/2012

Pa. Turnpike Marks Reopening, Renaming of Cumberland Valley Service Plaza
 
The plaza, formerly called 'Plainfield,' closed last year for reconstruction
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5/15/2012

Governor Corbett Praises Easton Employer, Discusses Proposed Budget
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed his proposed 2012-13 budget during a visit to the Porsche Northeast Retail Support Center, citing the Northampton County employer as an example of the global economy impacting our state.
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5/8/2012

Governor Corbett Announces Winners of School Fitness Centers Contest
 
Governor Tom Corbett today announced that three Pennsylvania schools have been chosen as a National Champion School by the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils. The schools will receive new, state-of-the-art, Live PositivelyTM fitness centers at no cost to the schools or taxpayers.
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5/7/2012

Pa. Turnpike's New South Somerset Service Plaza to Open May 7
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) opened the newly constructed South Somerset Service Plaza to travelers at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 7. The plaza - along with the Cumberland Valley (formerly Plainfield) and Blue Mountain Plazas in Cumberland County - was closed just after Labor Day 2011 to facilitate complete reconstruction. All three plazas will be open next week in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
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5/7/2012

Governor Corbett Honors Fallen Police Officers at Memorial
 
Governor Tom Corbett addressed the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police 19th Annual Memorial Service at the Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg.
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5/4/2012

Group of SEPTA Employees Claims $107.5 Million PowerballĘ Jackpot
 
During his lunch break, Bryant Vaders purchased 120 quick-picked Powerball tickets for his office Lottery pool, leading to a $107.5 million jackpot for the group.
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5/3/2012

Ticket Sales for PA Lottery Millionaire Raffle to Begin May 4
 
Ticket sales begin Friday, May 4, for the Pennsylvania Lottery's 14th Millionaire Raffle, which offers 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million.
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