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Jan 29, 2015, 14:20 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Announces Resolution of Maternity Care Issue Between Highmark and UPMC

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Highmark will continue to cover pregnancy and related care at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in 2015, despite...

Jan 29, 2015, 11:08 ET

Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order Reinstating Moratorium On New Leases For Oil and Gas Development In State Parks and Forests

Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development in state parks and forests. At...

Jan 26, 2015, 14:10 ET

PA Governor Wolf Signs Disaster Emergency Proclamation

 Governor Tom Wolf today signed a disaster emergency proclamation to enable state and local authorities to respond to any unmet needs as...

Jan 08, 2015, 13:43 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Accepts Long-Term Care Commission Report

 Governor Tom Corbett today announced his acceptance of the Long-Term Care Commission Report, which proposes recommendations and a strategic...

Dec 18, 2014, 12:24 ET

Pennsylvania Accepted into Federal Employment First Program

 The Corbett administration announced today that Pennsylvania has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of...

Nov 14, 2014, 10:36 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces $3.9 Million in Funding for Police and Resource Officers in Schools Across Pennsylvania

 Governor Tom Corbett today announced that $3.9 million has been awarded to 114 schools and municipalities to fund the hiring of police and...

Oct 30, 2014, 11:11 ET

Governor Corbett Announces Mcare Assessment Down Almost 50 Percent for 2015 Coverage

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania physicians and hospitals will see significant savings in the cost of the catastrophic level...

Oct 24, 2014, 14:05 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day

 Governor Tom Corbett today announced a Disability Employment Outreach Day event scheduled for Oct. 31 in Harrisburg and declared October as...

Oct 16, 2014, 11:18 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (Mcare) Settlement

Governor Tom Corbett today announced the Mcare settlement agreement with the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), The Hospital & Healthsystem...

Oct 15, 2014, 12:46 ET

PA Governor Corbett Signs Bill Expanding Newborn Screening Requirements

 Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1654 into law at an event in the Capitol today, expanding newborn screening requirements to assist in...

Oct 09, 2014, 12:48 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces $9.3 million Awarded to Local Organizations in 29 Counties to Improve Housing

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority (PHFA) approved $9.3 million for 45 housing programs and...

Oct 07, 2014, 16:25 ET

Governor Corbett Announces More Than $9.8 Million in Pre-Kindergarten, Early Learning Grants

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that more than $9.8 million has been awarded to 32 early education providers in 27 counties across the state...

Oct 02, 2014, 12:19 ET

Corbett Administration Announces 2014-15 Senior Community Center Grant Awards

The Corbett Administration will be providing $2 million in 2014-15 Senior Community Center Grants to 67 centers across Pennsylvania, Secretary of...

Sep 30, 2014, 16:01 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Life-Saving Legislation, Approves Recommendations to Combat Pennsylvania's Heroin and Opioid Crisis

 Governor Tom Corbett was joined today by Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus to sign into...

Sep 30, 2014, 14:18 ET

Governor Corbett Proclaims October as 'Cyber Security Awareness Month'

Governor Corbett has proclaimed October as "Cyber Security Awareness Month" to remind Pennsylvanians of the importance of protecting their...

Sep 30, 2014, 11:54 ET

Governor Corbett Highlights Transportation Plan Benefits; Cites Pittsburgh's Birmingham Bridge as Example

 Standing near the Birmingham Bridge, Governor Tom Corbett said Tuesday that the $28.5 million repair project on the structure underscores the...

Sep 30, 2014, 10:05 ET

Two Pennsylvania Information Technology Projects Selected to Receive National Awards

 Governor Tom Corbett announced today that PennDOT and the Department of Public Welfare have received 2014 State IT Recognition Awards from the...

Sep 29, 2014, 11:55 ET

PA Governor Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett Announce $23.1 Million in Funding to Enhance Academic Opportunities for At-Risk Students

Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett today announced that $23.1 million in funding has been awarded to 64 school districts and...

Sep 15, 2014, 17:16 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Issues Proclamation Recognizing September 15-October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, Governor Tom Corbett issued a proclamation recognizing September 15-October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Pennsylvania. On Sunday, the...

Sep 12, 2014, 13:54 ET

Pennsylvania Earns "A" for Academic Achievement in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Report

 Governor Tom Corbett today congratulated Pennsylvania's students, parents, taxpayers, educators and school leaders for earning an "A" in...