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4/16/2013

Departments of Transportation, Agriculture and Pennsylvania State Police Partner
 
PA Farm Bureau to Encourage Rural Road Safety
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4/16/2013

PA Turnpike Teams Up With PA State Police for 'Operation Orange Squeeze'
 
New work-zone safety initiative launched during National Work-Zone Awareness Week.
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4/15/2013

PennDOT Releases New Video for National Work Zone Awareness Week Young Drivers Encouraged to 'Just Drive: Work Zone Smart'
 
Carlisle - To mark the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week, PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Administration Bradley L. Mallory today joined school officials and students at Carlisle High School to unveil a new video called "Just Drive: Work Zone Smart," PennDOT's latest effort to encourage work zone safety.
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4/15/2013

Auditor General DePasquale Says $35.4 million Owed in Corporate Taxes Could Offset Budget Cuts
 
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced auditors found corporate tax return errors amounting to $35.4 million in unpaid taxes owed to the commonwealth. DePasquale sent a letter today to Revenue Secretary Daniel Meuser about the findings and urging him to aggressively collect all taxes that were underpaid, return the overpayments and send the difference to the state treasury so it can be factored into the on-going state budget debate.
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4/3/2013

Governor Corbett, along with Berks County Legislators, Education and Business Leaders, Discuss Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
 
Governor Tom Corbett today, joined in Reading by members of the General Assembly and local education and business leaders, talked about reinvesting proceeds from the sale of the state liquor store system into an educational block grant for Pennsylvania's schools.
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4/1/2013

Officials Dedicate SCI Benner Township, Newest State Prison
 
Harrisburg - Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and General Services Secretary Sheri Phillips today joined about 200 local, state and federal officials and dignitaries to formally dedicate the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Benner Township, Centre County. The new, state-of-the-art prison, which is situated on the grounds of the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, is scheduled to begin housing adult male inmates within the next few weeks.
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3/29/2013

Governor Corbett Highlights $1.3 Million Increase in Funding to Support Domestic Violence Programs
 
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett visited the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg today, where he was joined by local advocates and leaders in support of his proposal to increase funding to domestic violence programs by $1.3 million. "For decades, we have been struggling to confront a danger to the men and women of Pennsylvania that can exist inside their own homes," Corbett said. "That's why, this year, I have proposed an increase of $1.3 million dollars in funding for Pennsylvania's Domestic Violence Program."
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3/28/2013

Governor Corbett Cuts Ribbon To Open Emergency Management Agency's Eastern Area Office
 
Hamburg - Governor Tom Corbett today joined officials from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to help open the agency's new Eastern Area Office in Berks County. "The staff in PEMA's Eastern Area Office has been incredibly busy in responding to Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy," Corbett said. "They are a vital link between county government and the state in emergency response and recovery in Pennsylvania."
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3/28/2013

Governor Corbett Discusses Manufacturing Initiative at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute
 
Governor Tom Corbett was joined at the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute today by faculty and students to tour the facility and to announce an initiative with the Manufacturers Resource Center to create a regional student pipeline in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
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3/25/2013

First Lady Susan Corbett Kicks off DCED on the Road Tourism Luncheon
 
PA Tourism Office Launches New VisitPA.com, Releases 2013 Vacation Guide
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3/21/2013

Liquor Privatization Bill Passes House; Consumers One Step Closer to Real Choice and Convenience
 
Pennsylvanians are now one step closer to having real choice and convenience as wine, spirits and beer consumers, Governor Tom Corbett said today after the House passed House Bill 790, the liquor privatization bill, by a vote of 105-90.
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3/13/2013

Governor Corbett, along with Delaware County Area Business and Education Leaders, Discuss Plan to Get PA out of Liquor Business, $1 Billion Passport for Learning Block Grant Program
 
Springfield, Delaware County - Governor Tom Corbett today, joined by 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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3/13/2013

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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