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02 Sep, 2014, 11:00 ET Commonwealth Saves More Than $1 Million through Payment Offset Program

Budget Secretary Charles B. Zogby today announced that the commonwealth has saved more than $1 million by offsetting payments to vendors and...


02 Oct, 2013, 13:30 ET Administration Receives Notification on Impacts from Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Arbitration Panel Decision

State Will Maintain Direct Services and Mandatory Healthcare Programs The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office recently notified the...


13 Aug, 2013, 10:07 ET Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Issues Statement About $45 Million in State Budget for Philadelphia School District

Budget Secretary Charles Zogby today issued the following statement about the $45 million that was allocated to the Philadelphia School District in...


15 Apr, 2013, 16:33 ET Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Certifies More Than $778 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief

 Budget Secretary Charles B. Zogby today certified that more than $778 million in gaming revenue will be available for property tax relief in...


12 Apr, 2013, 09:55 ET Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Announces Successful $950 Million General Obligation Bond Sale

Pennsylvania Receives Lowest Interest Rate Ever; Ratings Agencies Caution about Increasing Pension Obligations  PA Budget Secretary...


15 Mar, 2013, 12:39 ET Corbett Administration Announces Opening for New Round of Economic Growth Initiative Submissions

 Governor Tom Corbett today announced the opening of the next Economic Growth Initiative submission window.  Project plan submissions will...


12 Dec, 2012, 14:22 ET Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Releases Report on State Performance Standards

 Budget Secretary Charles B. Zogby today released the 2011-12 Report on State Performance.  The report reviews the activities of 30...


26 Nov, 2012, 13:41 ET Pa. Budget Office Releases Keystone Pension Report

State Faces $41 Billion in Pension Unfunded Liability, Increasing Pension Contributions  Gov. Tom Corbett's Budget Office released the...


05 Jun, 2012, 15:39 ET Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Redesigned to Focus on Economic Growth, Transparency

Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Charles Zogby today announced sweeping reforms to the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, or RACP, which will...


13 Apr, 2012, 13:39 ET Budget Secretary Certifies $782.5 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief

 Budget Secretary Charles B. Zogby today certified that $782.5 million in gaming revenue will be available for property tax relief in...


15 Apr, 2011, 14:38 ET Budget Secretary Certifies $776.2 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief

Budget Secretary Charles B. Zogby today certified that $776.2 million in gaming revenue will be available for property tax relief in 2011. The...


15 Apr, 2010, 12:37 ET Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Certifies $772.5 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief

Budget Secretary Mary Soderberg today certified that $772.5 million in gaming revenue will be available for property tax relief in 2010 – the...


19 Dec, 2007, 00:00 ET Budget Secretary Masch Names New Deputy Secretary for Financial Administration, New Chief Accounting Officer

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Budget Secretary Michael J. Masch today announced two changes in Office of the Budget...


16 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET PA Budget Secretary Elected Fellow of National Academy of Public Administration

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Budget Secretary Michael J. Masch has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of...


01 Oct, 2007, 01:00 ET PA Office of the Budget Names Deputy Secretary for Performance Improvement

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Budget Secretary Michael J. Masch today announced that Sharon Daboin will join the Office of...


06 Jul, 2007, 01:00 ET Budget Secretary Says Budget Office Furloughs Would Not Affect PA Residents

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell is working to adopt a budget that requires no broad based tax...