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3/13/2013

Charges Filed against eight men in Turnpike 'Pay to Play' scheme
 
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced today that criminal charges have been filed against a former State Senator, five former Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials and employees, and two businessmen who had multi-million dollar contracts with the Turnpike.
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3/13/2013

PA Turnpike CEO Comments on PA Attorney General's News Announcement about Grand Jury Investigation
 
We understand how important it is to maintain the public's trust. And certainly, we're troubled by today's news from Attorney General Kane's office. Without doubt, the commission remains committed to continuing our efforts to improve the accountability and operations of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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3/12/2013

Governor Corbett Proclaims Hannah Callowhill Penn Day in Honor of Women's History Month
 
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett today honored Hannah Penn's legacy and contributions to the commonwealth by proclaiming "Hannah Callowhill Penn Day" across Pennsylvania. As William Penn's second wife, Hannah Callowhill Penn played an important role in the development of Pennsylvania.
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3/8/2013

Governor Corbett, along with Gettysburg Area Legislators, Business and Education Leaders, Discuss Plan to Get PA out of Liquor Business, $1 Billion Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
 
Gettysburg - Governor Tom Corbett today, joined by members of the General Assembly and local business and education leaders, talked about reinvesting $1 billion in proceeds from the sale of the state liquor store system into an educational block grant for Pennsylvania's schools.
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3/6/2013

Dog Wardens, PetSmart Challenge Pennsylvanians to License 100,000 Dogs in March
 
Agriculture Secretary George Greig, state dog wardens and pet specialty retailer PetSmart challenged Pennsylvanians to license their dogs by setting a goal to sell 100,000 licenses in March. The challenge is part of "Dog License Awareness Month."
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2/28/2013

Governor Corbett Visits Philadelphia Rape Crisis Center, Highlights More Funding for Rape Crisis Assistance
 
Harrisburg - Advocacy organizations and local officials from Philadelphia gathered today to thank Governor Tom Corbett for his 2013-14 budget proposal to increase funding for rape crisis services and prevention education. Corbett's budget allocates $700,000 - a 10 percent increase over last year - to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), which would then distribute the funds among 50 rape crisis centers in local communities
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2/27/2013

Governor Corbett Honors Everyday Heroes for Black History Month
 
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett today recognized African American leaders from across Pennsylvania for their commitment and dedication to their community. These everyday heroes have excelled in their professional fields while making a difference in the lives of individuals around them.
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2/20/2013

Governor Corbett Tours Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Continues Discussion on CHIP Funding and Outreach
 
Hershey - Governor Corbett today met with children and their families during a tour of the new Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital at the Hershey Medical Center and spoke about the need to increase outreach and enrollment for the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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2/15/2013

Governor Corbett's Budget Encourages Job Growth
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed his 2013-14 budget while visiting a Beaver County business, C3 Controls, declaring that thanks to two years of fiscal restraint, Pennsylvania is now on a solid financial footing for the future.
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2/14/2013

PennDOT Highlights New Organ Donation Initiative for National Donor Day
 
As part of National Donor Day, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced a new initiative at several driver's license centers across Pennsylvania educating Pennsylvanians on organ and tissue donation.
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2/14/2013

Office of Attorney General disapproves Lottery contract with Camelot
 
Violates the Pennsylvania Constitution
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2/13/2013

Pa. Turnpike Makes E-ZPass Easier to Get at Select Walmarts
 
E-ZPass 'GoPaks' are available at more than 60 Walmart stores in Pa.
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2/13/2013

Pa. Turnpike Announces Free Wi­‐Fi Inside All Service Plazas
 
Turnpike travelers can get faster surfing speeds while relaxing inside plazas.
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2/12/2013

Governor Corbett, along with Legislators and Education and Business Leaders, Discuss Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
 
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett, joined by members of the General Assembly, along with education and business leaders, talked today about reinvesting proceeds from the sale of the state liquor store system into an educational block grant for Pennsylvania's schools. This Passport for Learning Block Grant is in addition to Corbett's proposed $90 million increase in the upcoming budget's Basic Education Funding line item. This year's proposed $5.5 billion state investment is the highest in state history.
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2/11/2013

PUC Marks 2 Million Electric Customers Shopping
 
Emphasizes More Work Ahead to Ensure Robust Market Continues
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