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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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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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