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12/16/2010

Save for College, Save on Taxes
 
Reduce 2010 Pennsylvania taxes with contributions to a Pennsylvania 529 account by December 31
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12/16/2010

State Revenues on Target as Economic Recovery Continues
 
Lack of Severance Tax Threatens End-of-Year Balance
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12/8/2010

PA Governor Rendell Joined by Chilean Officials and Mine Rescue Team Members to Light Capitol Christmas Tree
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell today was joined by Chilean Minister of Defense Jaime Ravinet, Chilean Ambassador Arturo Fermandois and representatives of three Pennsylvania companies that played pivotal roles in the Chilean mine rescue to celebrate the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree
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12/6/2010

Governor Rendell Announces Ground-Breaking Sales Partnership Between Pennsylvania Lottery and Wawa
 
Lottery Tickets Now on Sale at 68 Wawa Stores, Soon at All 210 Stores in PA
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11/22/2010

New PA Turnpike EZPass-Only Interchange Opens in Bucks County Today
 
Eastbound on-off ramps will link Interstate 276 and State Route 132 (Street Road).
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11/22/2010

Department of Health Confirms State's First Flu Death of the Season
 
The Department of Health today confirmed a 45-year-old man from Lehigh County as Pennsylvania's first reported flu-related death of the 2010-11 flu season.
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11/18/2010

Tickets for PA Lottery's 11th Millionaire Raffle On Sale Nov. 19
 
Tickets for the Pennsylvania Lottery's 11th Millionaire Raffle, which offers 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million, go on sale Friday, Nov. 19. "The Lottery is bringing back the Millionaire Raffle game for another New Year's Day drawing," said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. "This Pennsylvania Lottery game offers our best odds of winning a $1 million prize."
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11/18/2010

Governor Rendell: PA Economy Added Jobs in October as Recovery Continues//Governor Rendell: Pennsylvania Chosen to Join National Health Care Transformation Demonstration Project
 
Pennsylvania's statewide unemployment rate1 fell to 8.8 percent in October as the economy added 15,900 non-farm jobs2, Governor Rendell said today, noting that investments in manufacturing and other key industries are helping drive the state's economic recovery.//Pennsylvania Chosen to Join National Health Care Transformation Demonstration Project
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11/17/2010

Pennsylvania Achieves Milestone in Weatherizing Homes; More Training Available for Green Energy Jobs
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that Pennsylvania is more than halfway toward its goal to help nearly 30,000 low-income homeowners improve their energy efficiency and reduce costs. Training will help prepare 1,000 more weatherization installers, crew chiefs and auditors across the state in the coming year.
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11/16/2010

Governor Rendell Says Latest Investments in Alternative Fuels Make PA More Energy Independent, Spur Innovation
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that Pennsylvania is cutting its appetite for foreign oil by more than a half-million gallons as it invests in 21 alternative fuel projects that will also create 221 jobs and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 14.5 million pounds.
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11/10/2010

Governor Rendell Announces $32.5 Million Rail Freight Investment to Boost Economy, Create Jobs in 28 Counties
 
A $32.5 million state investment in 38 rail projects in 28 counties will upgrade and add capacity, stimulate local economies and provide as many as 2,500 jobs, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today at a York manufacturing and distribution facility.
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11/10/2010

Gov.-elect Corbett names members of his transition team
 
Gov.-elect Tom Corbett today announced the leadership of his transition team, naming Christine Toretti, Jack Barbour and Bill Sasso as co-chairs. Corbett also named Leslie Gromis-Baker and Tom Paese as co-directors of the transition. Charles Kopp has been named as the transition's legal counsel. Additionally, Corbett named Brian Nutt as transition chief of staff and Kevin Harley as transition spokesman.
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11/1/2010

Department of State: More Than 8.4 Million Pennsylvanians Registered to Vote on Nov. 2
 
A total of 8,478,509 Pennsylvanians are registered to vote at one of the state's more than 9,200 precincts in the General Election on Nov. 2, Secretary of the Commonwealth Basil L. Merenda announced today.
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10/28/2010

Governor Rendell: New Study Shows Pennsylvania's Tax Climate is Competitive, Improving
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell today pointed to a new, nonpartisan ranking of states showing that Pennsylvania's tax climate is competitive and improving. The Tax Foundation's 2011 State Business Tax Climate Index ranked Pennsylvania 26th among states for its overall tax burden, an improvement over its 30th-place ranking in 2007.
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10/27/2010

PA Treasurer McCord Announces Expansion of Money-Saving, Job-Creating Energy-Efficiency Loan Program
 
Pennsylvania homeowners considering geothermal heat pump systems can now take advantage of a new and innovative financing package through the Commonwealth's energy efficiency loan program, the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), which combines a low-interest HELP loan with a companion loan given in anticipation of federal tax credits available for the installation of these fuel-conserving systems.
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