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Governor Corbett's Budget Offers Hope for Pennsylvania's Future
Governor Tom Corbett today presented his 2013-14 budget to the General Assembly, telling lawmakers that thanks to two years of fiscal restraint, Pennsylvania is now on a solid financial footing for the future.


Punxsutawney Phil Predicts an Early Spring!
Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley was in attendance as thousands of fans watched as Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication, commemorating 127 years of Pennsylvania's unique Groundhog Day tradition.


University Leaders Thank Governor for Level Funding, Agree to Work at Keeping Tuition Increases Low for Pennsylvania Students
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett, joined by a dozen leaders of state universities, announced today that the proposed 2013-14 budget will maintain funding levels for state and state-related universities. In return for $1.58 billion in funding to higher education, university leaders in turn promised to work to keep tuition increases as low as possible for their students.


Insurance Department Marks 20 Years of CHIP Coverage, Announces Governor Corbett's $8.5 Million Proposal to Insure More Children
Harrisburg - The state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) celebrated its 20th year of providing coverage today by announcing that $8.5 million in funding will be proposed in Governor Corbett's 2013-14 budget to focus on expanding the number of insured children in Pennsylvania. CHIP has provided quality health care coverage to more than one million children in Pennsylvania since benefits and coverage began in 1993.


Governor Corbett Announces Liquor Privatization Plan Highlighting Consumer Choice and Convenience; $1 Billion Proceeds to Education
Governor Tom Corbett, joined by Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, today announced his plan to privatize the liquor system in Pennsylvania and committed $1 billion in proceeds from the process to education funding.


Governor Corbett Announces Funding for Three New State Police Classes
Governor Tom Corbett today announced that his 2013-14 budget will provide funding for three new classes of cadets for the Pennsylvania State Police.


First Lady reads to students
Carlisle- First Lady Susan Corbett stopped by the North Dickinson Elementary School today. She read a book titled "Stop Snoring Bernard" to a group of kindergarteners and first graders.


Department of Health Previews Governor Corbett's $5 Million Proposal to Increase Access to Health Care in Rural and Underserved Areas
Corbett's $5 million health proposal was announced locally today by Department of Health Acting Secretary Michael Wolf as a preview to the governor's 2013-14 budget address next week.


GovNearly $20 Million Proposal to Reduce Waiting List for Intellectual Disabilities Services
1,200 Pennsylvania adults will benefit


Governor participates in the National Bell Ringing Ceremony
The Liberty bell is ceremonially rung on MLK day.


Governor Corbett Determines Lottery Private Management Agreement is in Seniors' Best Interest
Harrisburg - Governor Tom Corbett today announced that contracting private management of the Pennsylvania Lottery with Camelot Global Services PA LLC is clearly in the best interest of Pennsylvania's seniors. This partnership will maximize Lottery profit to ensure secure, predictable funding for programs benefitting a dramatically growing senior population.


Governor Corbett Announces Initiative to Integrate Job Training and Employment Programs
Lancaster - Governor Tom Corbett today unveiled a pilot project at the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County that explores integration of two similar, yet separate job training and employment programs, with the goal of delivering services to jobseekers in a more efficient and effective way.


Eugene DePasquale Takes Oath as 51st Auditor General
Harrisburg - Former York County Representative Eugene DePasquale became the commonwealth's 51st Auditor General in a ceremony at noon today in the State Museum of Pennsylvania. His wife Tracey presented the certificate of election before State Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd administered the oath of office.


First Lady Susan Corbett Announces Launch of Governor's Residence Online Virtual Tour
Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today announced the launch of an online virtual tour of the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. The tour features the public areas of the home and can be found on the Governor's Residence website. To view the virtual tour or for additional information, visit


Corrections to Save $23 Million by Replacing Two Older Prisons
Agency to replace two older prisons with SCI Benner