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3/23/2012

DPW: Obama Health Care Law Will Negatively Impact Pennsylvania, Make Difficult Fiscal Situation Worse
 
Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander and Congressman Pitts joined together today in Lancaster to hold a news conference marking the second anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the negative impacts it will have on Pennsylvania.
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3/21/2012

March 31 Marks Opening Day of Trout in 18 Southeastern Counties
 
Anglers from 18 southeastern counties are gearing up for the March 31 opening of trout, which marks the unofficial start of the 2012 fishing season.
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3/19/2012

March 26 is Deadline to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania Primary
 
Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today reminded Pennsylvanians that Monday, March 26, is the last day to register to vote for the April 24 primary election.
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3/15/2012

Governor Corbett Discusses Shell Oil Land Option Agreement
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed Shell Oil Company's announcement of a land-option agreement with Horsehead Corporation to evaluate the Beaver County site for a potential petrochemical complex, including an ethane cracker facility.
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3/14/2012

Treasurer McCord Offers Additional Reforms to Improve PA's "Broken" Capital Budget Process
 
With the General Assembly now considering legislation to revamp the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, State Treasurer Rob McCord today offered additional reforms which he said would increase the accountability, efficiency, and transparency of the entire capital budget process.
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3/14/2012

Governor Corbett Signs Voter ID Bill to Require Photo Identification
 
Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law House Bill 934, also known as the Photo Voter ID bill, which will require Pennsylvanians to produce photo identification when they vote.
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3/13/2012

Governor Corbett Traveling to Europe to Expand PA Exports and International Investments
 
Governor Tom Corbett departs this weekend for a Pennsylvania business development mission in Europe, with stops in the French cites of Lyon and Paris, and the German cities of Stuttgart and Dusseldorf
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3/12/2012

Governor Corbett Addresses Postsecondary Education Commission
 
Governor Tom Corbett today welcomed the members of the Advisory Commission on Postsecondary Education as the panel began its first meeting.
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3/9/2012

Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Weekend
 
State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks forward this weekend.
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3/7/2012

PA Lottery and Department of Aging Celebrate 40 Years of Benefiting Older Pennsylvanians
 
In March 1972, Don McLean's "American Pie" was a radio hit, a gallon of gas cost just 36 cents and the first Pennsylvania Lottery tickets were sold. Forty years later, the Lottery and the Department of Aging joined to celebrate the anniversary and the life-changing benefits that Lottery proceeds continue to provide to older Pennsylvanians, every day.
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3/7/2012

Governor Corbett Discusses Budget Proposal, Praises Berks County Employer's Contribution to Community
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed his 2012-13 budget proposal during a visit to Viwinco Vinyl Windows in Morgantown, Berks County, where he cited the employer as an example of the kind of innovation and resiliency state government must support in order to bring real job growth to the region.
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3/1/2012

Governor Corbett Discusses Budget Proposal, Praises Butler County Employer's Contribution to Community
 
Budget Plan Focuses on Job Creation, Economic Opportunity
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3/1/2012

Baltimore-to-Central PA cocaine ring dismantled in Operation Last Call; attempts made to run organization from inside state prison
 
Attorney General Linda Kelly and Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio today announced the filing of criminal charges against fourteen suspected cocaine suppliers, distributors and dealers identified during an extensive grand jury investigation into drug trafficking between Maryland and Central Pennsylvania.
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2/28/2012

New educational program aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse launched
 
A new educational program focused on preventing prescription drug abuse among middle and high school students was launched today during two assemblies in the Mechanicsburg School District, Cumberland County. Attorney General Linda Kelly said the program, known as "Consequences: Rx Abuse," will educate students, parents and teachers across the state about the dangers of prescription drugs and the lasting consequences it can have on teens and kids.
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2/17/2012

Office of Inspector General Announces January 2012 Welfare Fraud Adjudications, Including Mercer County Fraud Ring
 
Fifteen Pennsylvania residents pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes during January, including 11 current and former Mercer County residents who schemed to fraudulently claim more than $750,000 in benefits, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today.
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