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9/22/2010

Governor Rendell Highlights Success of Health Care Reform Act
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell today highlighted the early success of the federal Affordable Care Act - better known as health care reform - as tens of thousands of Medicare enrollees in Pennsylvania are receiving federal rebate checks for $250.
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9/16/2010

Attorney General Corbett warns about Internet "modeling job" scams
 
- Attorney General Tom Corbett today warned Pennsylvania consumers to watch carefully for scams when searching for jobs on the Internet, including questionable online ads for part-time "modeling jobs."
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9/14/2010

Pennsylvania Students Post Record Gains in Reading, Math Scores; Eight of 10 Schools Meet 'No Child Left Behind' Targets for 2010
 
Eighty-two percent of Pennsylvania schools met the required academic goals for the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law for 2010, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today, with record numbers of students performing at grade level in reading and math on the state's PSSA tests.
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9/14/2010

The Governor has ordered that the contract with the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response not be renewed after it expires in October.
 
He was appalled by the nature of some of the information that was collected and the manner in which it was disseminated. He apologized to the groups and individuals included in the reports who were simply practicing their freedom of speech rights and were not a threat.
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9/9/2010

Treasurer McCord Urges Pennsylvanians To Save A Lot, Save A Little, Save Something For Retirement
 
Treasurer Rob McCord today unveiled a new resource aimed at improving the economic security of Pennsylvanians - RetirePA, Treasury's Retirement Security Initiative. "RetirePA is my effort to start an important, ongoing process. People need to learn about the long-term challenges they face - and the acute need to save for retirement,"
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9/9/2010

Department of State: Oct. 4 is Voter Registration Deadline for November Election
 
With the Oct. 4 voter registration deadline fast approaching, acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Basil L. Merenda today reminded all eligible Pennsylvanians to use the Department of State's voter education website, VotesPA.com, to prepare early for registering and voting in the Nov. 2 general election.
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9/9/2010

Attorney General Corbett announces recent arrest of three Internet predators; urges families to review back-to-school Internet safety tips
 
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced the recent arrest of three suspected Internet predators, including a teacher from Westmoreland County, a craft store employee from Maryland and a Schuylkill County man. Corbett also stressed the importance of regular family discussions about online safety as children return to school.
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9/1/2010

Governor Rendell Announces 40 Innovative Energy Projects to Create 1,400 Jobs; Calls for Higher Solar Standards to Spur Additional Job Growth
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced $20.5 million in state and federal investments that will create 1,400 jobs in the rapidly expanding clean energy industry.
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9/1/2010

Revenue Department Releases August Collections
 
Pennsylvania collected $1.8 billion in General Fund revenue in August, which was $7.1 million, or 0.4 percent, more than anticipated, Secretary of Revenue C. Daniel Hassell reported today. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $3.5 billion, which is $6 million, or 0.2 percent, above estimate.
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8/27/2010

Governor Rendell Seeks to Protect Environment, Support Communities Affected by Marcellus Shale Gas Industry
 
Communities in the heart of the booming Marcellus Shale drilling region are struggling to protect the environment and groundwater supplies while facing growing social service needs, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today when he visited Tioga County.
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8/24/2010

Attorney General Corbett announces arrest of four Scranton area residents in connection with $7.5 million insurance "pyramid scheme"
 
Agents from the Attorney General's Insurance Fraud Section have filed criminal charges against four Scranton area residents and three businesses linked to a multi-million dollar fraud and theft scheme in Lackawanna County.
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8/24/2010

Penn State to Lead Philadelphia-Based Team that will Pioneer New Energy-Efficient Building Designs
 
Consortium to Receive up to $122 million for Research at Philadelphia Navy Yard
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8/24/2010

Race to the Top funding
 
Governor Rendell said he was "very disappointed" that Pennsylvania was not among states selected
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8/23/2010

Governor Rendell, Transportation Secretary Outline Options to Generate $1 Billion to Fix Ailing State, Local Transportation Systems
 
The General Assembly could vote this fall to generate approximately $1 billion needed to improve the safety of state and local transportation systems and create jobs, Governor Edward G. Rendell and Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., said today.
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8/23/2010

Governor Rendell Names Shirley Moore Smeal as Corrections Secretary
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that he has named Shirley Moore Smeal as acting secretary of the Department of Corrections. Moore Smeal assumed the new role Aug. 20, when Jeffrey A. Beard retired after serving more than 38 years with the state prison system. Beard had served as secretary since 2001.
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