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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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2/13/2012

Governor Corbett Discusses Budget Proposal, Praises Local York Business' Contribution to Community
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed his 2012-13 budget proposal during a visit to Johnson Controls, where he cited the York County 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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2/10/2012

Governor Corbett Discusses Budget Proposal, Praises Local Bethlehem Employer's Contribution to Community
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed his 2012-13 budget proposal during a visit to Lehigh Valley Plastics (LVP), where he cited the Northampton County 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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2/10/2012

Attorney General Kelly announces criminal charges in elaborate "Facebook" false identity scam targeting young girls for sex
 
Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced the filing of a series of felony charges against a Butler County man accused of using Facebook to operate an elaborate and disturbing false identity scheme that was used to solicit young girls for explicit photos or meetings for sex. Kelly identified the defendant as William R. Ainsworth, 53, 110 Raupp Lane, Mars.
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2/10/2012

Strong Powerball Sales Swell Saturday's Jackpot to $325 Million
 
The Powerball jackpot is now an estimated annuity value of $325 million and a $202.9 million cash prize - the largest cash jackpot in the game's history - for Saturday evening's drawing. Strong sales inspired the jackpot changes made this afternoon by Powerball officials.
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2/9/2012

Governor Corbett Discusses Budget Proposal, Praises Mount Joy Employer's Contribution to Community
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed his 2012-13 budget proposal during a visit to Mount Joy Wire Corporation, where he cited the Lancaster County 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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2/9/2012

Pennsylvania joins $25 billion joint state-federal settlement concerning "robo-signing" and other mortgage foreclosure abuses
 
Attorney General Linda Kelly today announced that Pennsylvania has joined a $25 billion joint federal-state agreement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers over "robo-signing" and other abuses involving foreclosure and mortgage servicing.
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2/8/2012

Governor Corbett Discusses Budget Proposal, Praises Local Milton Business Success
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed his 2012-13 budget proposal during a visit to Minuteman Environmental Services in Northumberland County.
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2/7/2012

Governor Corbett's Budget Focuses on Fiscal Restraint, Free Enterprise
 
Governor Tom Corbett today presented his 2012-13 budget to the General Assembly, asking legislators to continue the path of fiscal restraint and to encourage free enterprise for a more prosperous Pennsylvania.
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2/2/2012

Governor Corbett Opens Groundhog Day Festivities, Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter Weather
 
Governor Tom Corbett today kicked off Groundhog Day festivities, highlighting Pennsylvania's unique tourism assets - including the annual Groundhog Day celebration - that attract millions of visitors to the Keystone State every year.
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1/26/2012

Pennsylvania Launches Justice Reinvestment Initiative
 
Governor Tom Corbett today encouraged members of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a newly-formed panel of judges, lawmakers, state cabinet members and other officials, as they begin studying ways to increase public safety in Pennsylvania and reduce spending on corrections.
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1/16/2012

Governor Corbett Helps to Launch MLK Day of Service in Harrisburg
 
Governor Tom Corbett today helped to launch the Central Pennsylvania MLK Day of Service, a community service effort involving hundreds of students from around the capital region as part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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1/8/2012

First Lady Susan Corbett Participates in PA Preferred Cooking Demonstration at 2012 PA Farm Show
 
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1/7/2012

Governor Corbett Opens 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Governor Tom Corbett today kicked off the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show by welcoming visitors to celebrate the state's agriculture industry.
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1/5/2012

1,000-Pound Butter Sculpture Unveiled at 2012 PA Farm Show
 
A sculpture crafted from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter was unveiled today as the centerpiece of the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which opens Saturday, Jan. 7.
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