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7/6/2010

Governor Rendell Signs Budget That Restrains Spending in Difficult Economy, but Invests More in Education and Job Creation
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed a $28 billion General Fund budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year that holds down spending as the state strives to live within its means using existing resources.
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7/6/2010

Governor outlines commitment to severence tax on natural gas extraction and signs state's fiscal code
 
During a visit to the most active county for Marcellus Shale drilling this year, Governor Edward G. Rendell today outlined the state's commitment to enacting a severance tax on natural gas extraction, saying such a levy should give a fair share to communities where drilling is taking place.
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7/2/2010

CEO of defunct Scranton insurance agency charged with theft of $1.3 million in premiums
 
Victims include casino, hospital, universities and businesses
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7/1/2010

Revenue Department Releases Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Collections
 
Pennsylvania collected $3 billion in General Fund revenue in June, which was $58.3 million, or 2 percent, more than anticipated
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6/30/2010

Scranton State Office Building Earns Energy Star Award
 
The Scranton State Office Building has earned the prestigious Energy Star award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for superior energy efficiency.
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6/29/2010

Governor Announces Tentative Budget Agreement
 
Governor Ed Rendell today announced a tentative budget agreement for Pennsylvania's 2010-11 Fiscal Year which begins July 1, 2010.
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6/24/2010

Governor Rendell Releases Report Showing Marked Improvements in Healthcare-Associated Infections
 
Pennsylvania's ongoing efforts to protect patients from unnecessary infections in healthcare settings are bringing measurable results, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today as he released a report showing marked improvements in the number of healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, reported by hospitals.
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6/24/2010

Consumer Protection suit filed against BlueHippo
 
"Sham" business accused of deceptive sales of computers and other electronics
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6/23/2010

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Launches Wine Kiosk Pilot Program
 
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today launched a pilot program involving two self-service wine kiosks located at grocery stores in Dauphin and Cumberland counties.
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6/22/2010

Governor Rendell Hears Concerns from Teachers at Capitol
 
Urges Strong Education Funding in Next State Budget
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6/21/2010

Governor Rendell Calls $261 Million Collected During Tax Amnesty Program an 'Overwhelming Success'
 
Details Expanded Tax Enforcement Efforts
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6/21/2010

Political Posturing in the U.S. Senate Could Effect UC Benefits of Pennsylvanians.
 
Labor and Industry Secretary: Political Posturing in the U.S. Senate Should Not Determine Livelihood of More Than 429,000 Pennsylvanians Depending on UC Benefits to Survive While Economy Recovers More than 200,000 Pennsylvanians Could Lose Benefits in June, July
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6/17/2010

Governor Rendell Says PA Jobs Rise for Third Consecutive Month; Recovery Act Continues to Boost Economy
 
The addition of 19,500 jobs in May marked the third consecutive month that Pennsylvania employers added workers boosting the nonfarm jobs1 count, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate2 at - 9.1 percent in May - has been at or below the national rate for 86 of the past 89 months.
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6/16/2010

Progress on State Budget
 
Governor Ed Rendell discusses the progress of state budget negotiations.
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6/9/2010

Attorney General Corbett cautions traveler and property owners to be wary of vacation rental scams
 
False ads and fraudulent emails linked to summer vacation rentals have already been reported
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