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5/7/2012

Pa. Turnpike's New South Somerset Service Plaza to Open May 7
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) opened the newly constructed South Somerset Service Plaza to travelers at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 7. The plaza - along with the Cumberland Valley (formerly Plainfield) and Blue Mountain Plazas in Cumberland County - was closed just after Labor Day 2011 to facilitate complete reconstruction. All three plazas will be open next week in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
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5/7/2012

Governor Corbett Honors Fallen Police Officers at Memorial
 
Governor Tom Corbett addressed the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police 19th Annual Memorial
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5/4/2012

Group of SEPTA Employees Claims $107.5 Million Powerball Jackpot
 
Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci today presented a ceremonial check for $107,533,278.27 to a group of employees of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
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5/2/2012

Governor Corbett Announces Agreement Between Highmark and UPMC
 
Will Extend Current Agreement Through Dec. 31, 2014
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5/1/2012

Governor Corbett Releases Statement on Trainer Facility Announcement
 
Over 5,000 Jobs Will Be Added to This Industry
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4/25/2012

PA Turnpike Officials Encourage Motorists to Decelerate and Concentrate in Work Areas
 
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is making historic investments in roadway improvements this spring and summer, and that means near record levels of construction and maintenance activity across the 545-mile system of toll roads. As a result, Turnpike leaders are hitting the highway during National Work-Zone Awareness Week (April 23-27) with a simple message: Slow down and pay attention in work zones.
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4/18/2012

Secretary of Commonwealth Announces Simplified Process for Obtaining Voter ID, Reminds Voters Photo ID Not Required for April 24 Primary
 
Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today announced a simplified process for many voters, especially senior citizens with expired driver's licenses, to obtain a non-driver license photo ID if they need one to vote under Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law.
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4/17/2012

International luxury car theft ring smashed in Philadelphia area; 26 suspects linked to $2.3 million in stolen vehicle
 
Attorney General Linda Kelly and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced a series of arrests in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland involving suspects linked to an international car theft ring operating in the greater Philadelphia area.
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4/16/2012

Governor Corbett Ceremonially Signs Small Games of Chance Bill in Cumberland County
 
The measure, now Act 2 of 2012, updated several measures within the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, including prize payout limits. It applies only to registered eligible organizations, including a charitable, religious, fraternal or veterans' organizations, clubs, or civic and service associations.
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4/10/2012

Governor Corbett Tours Allegheny County Employer, Discusses Budget Proposal
 
Governor Tom Corbett touring Giffin Interior and Fixture Inc. in Bridgeville, where he cited the Allegheny County employer as an example of the kind of innovation and resiliency state government must support in order to bring real job growth to the region
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4/10/2012

PUC, PA One Call, Columbia Gas, York Water Promote Safe Digging Month
 
Emphasizing the importance of safe digging during summer projects, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), Pennsylvania One Call System Inc. (PA One Call) Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and The York Water Co. today reminded utilities, residents and contractors to use safe digging practices.
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4/9/2012

Governor Corbett Signs Juvenile Justice Reform in Luzerne County
 
Governor Tom Corbett today took part in a signing of a new juvenile justice reform package designed to protect children within Pennsylvania's criminal court system
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4/4/2012

PennDOT, Turnpike, State Police Stress Work Zone Safety
 
Highlighting the dangers faced by road crews, PennDOT and other agencies today reminded motorists to slow down and drive carefully in work zones.
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4/2/2012

Governor Corbett Launches Initiative to Maximize Funding for Older Adult Services Funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery
 
Governor Tom Corbett today announced his administration is taking an innovative step that could increase future funding for a wide range of vital programs for older adults supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery.
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3/15/2012

Governor Corbett Discusses Shell Oil Land Option Agreement
 
Governor Tom Corbett today discussed Shell Oil Company's announcement of a land-option agreement with Horsehead Corporation to evaluate the Beaver County site for a potential petrochemical complex, including an ethane cracker facility.
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