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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...

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...