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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...

Sep 10, 2014, 15:29 ET

Lt. Governor and Acting Secretary of Education Kick Off Governor's Jobs1st STEM Competition: Building a Stronger Pennsylvania; Open to Students in Grades 9-12

Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today visited Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster to...

Sep 09, 2014, 17:17 ET

Governor Corbett Announces Pennsylvania is Receiving Federal Dollars to Plan Forest Management, Conservation for Bats

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania will receive an additional $675,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the...

Sep 08, 2014, 13:51 ET

Governor Corbett Calls on State Board of Education to Conduct a Public Review of Pennsylvania's Academic Standards

 Gov. Corbett today announced that he has asked for a continued public review of Pennsylvania-specific academic content in English language...

Sep 08, 2014, 10:44 ET

Pennsylvania Hosts Third-Annual Disability Employment Summit with Job Fair and Remarks by Former Governor Tom Ridge

Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth and Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway today kicked off the...

Sep 04, 2014, 14:17 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Announces 33 Incentive Grants for Alternative Fuel Vehicles to Improve Air Quality

Governor Tom Corbett today announced nearly $4 million in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) to 33 local governments, non-profit...

Sep 04, 2014, 11:00 ET

Governor Corbett: Low-Interest Loans to Support the Continued Growth of Manufacturing Pennsylvania, Creating 480 New Jobs

Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced that new state investments recently approved by the...

Sep 03, 2014, 13:15 ET

Pennsylvania Among Top States in 2014 Digital States Survey

Pennsylvania is a leading state in the use of technology to better serve citizens, save money and achieve policy goals, according to the Center for...

Aug 28, 2014, 12:54 ET

Governor Corbett Announces Opening of Third Round Act 13 Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the third round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants will...

Aug 27, 2014, 10:01 ET

Pennsylvania Seeks Nominations for 2014 Supportive Housing Award

 Individuals and organizations that are creating permanent supportive housing opportunities for veterans can be nominated for the state's 2014...

Aug 20, 2014, 10:39 ET

Four State IT Projects Selected as Finalists for National Awards

Governor Tom Corbett announced today that four state IT projects have been selected as finalists by the National Association of State Chief...

Aug 19, 2014, 15:21 ET

Governor Corbett Unveils New, Web-Based Resource for Pennsylvania's Students, Teachers and Parents

 Governor Tom Corbett today was joined by lawmakers, superintendents, teachers, higher education representatives and education partners at...

Aug 18, 2014, 11:39 ET

Investments in 20 Pennsylvania Airports to Upgrade Facilities, Support more than 8,400 Jobs

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that a $3.4 million state investment will improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that...

Aug 15, 2014, 11:24 ET

Governor Corbett Awards Grant to Support University-Led Initiative to Integrate Technology, Talent and PA Manufacturers

Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced the award of a Discovered in PA – Developed in PA grant...

Aug 15, 2014, 11:21 ET

Thirty-Nine Rail Freight Projects Approved For State Funding; Action Sustains Nearly 34,000 Jobs

Governor Tom Corbett announced today that 39 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain nearly 34,000 jobs across Pennsylvania were...

Aug 11, 2014, 11:00 ET

Governor Corbett: Low-Interest Loans to Support Manufacturer Growth Throughout Pennsylvania, Creating 229 New Jobs

 Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced that new state investments recently approved by the...

Aug 07, 2014, 11:02 ET

Governor Corbett Announces Funding to Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Support Early Stage Companies and Entrepreneurs in PA

Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority approved an...

Aug 07, 2014, 10:41 ET

Governor Corbett Announces $21 Million in School Improvement Grants for Nine Schools

Governor Tom Corbett today announced that nine public schools will share $21 million in federal School Improvement Grant funding. "Pennsylvania is...

Jul 30, 2014, 12:29 ET

Governor Corbett, joined by WV Governor Tomblin, OH Lt. Governor Taylor Rallies in Support of American Energy Workers

Governor Corbett today rallied on behalf of working families in Pennsylvania's energy sector. Joined at the Rally to Support American Energy in...