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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...

Jul 28, 2014, 12:06 ET

Pennsylvania Earns International Recognition for Implementing Strategies to Attract New Investment in Energy

Governor Tom Corbett recently announced that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Association named Pennsylvania the 2014 FDI Destination of the...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:32 ET

Pennsylvania Governor's Innovation Office Presents Innovator Awards to State Agencies

Seven state agencies are being recognized for reducing costs, increased productivity and improving service by the Governor's Innovation...

Jul 16, 2014, 15:34 ET

Governor Corbett and Team PA Announce $450,000 for Governor's Schools of Excellence in Summer 2015

Governor Tom Corbett and Team Pennsylvania Foundation (Team PA) President and CEO Laura Williams today announced that $450,000 in funding through...

Jul 16, 2014, 10:00 ET

Pennsylvania is First to Receive National Awards in All Categories for Human Resource Management

 Governor Corbett announced today that Pennsylvania's Office of Administration has received national awards in all three categories for...

Jul 11, 2014, 14:22 ET

Governor Corbett Signs Budget Continuing Investments in "Healthy PA"

Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the 2014-15 state budget that invests more than $12.8 billion in total funds for health and human services...

Jul 10, 2014, 14:04 ET

Pennsylvania Releases Guidelines for Physicians on Use of Prescription Opioids

 On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania...

Jul 10, 2014, 13:26 ET

Governor Corbett Signs Budget that Invests a Record $12 Billion in Education

Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the 2014-15 state budget that invests a record $12 billion in state funding for students in...

Jul 09, 2014, 16:00 ET

Governor Corbett Announces Pennsylvania is Receiving Federal Dollars for Local Parks, Outdoor Recreation

 Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $1.37 million from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for local...

Jun 30, 2014, 15:50 ET

Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrants

Governor Tom Corbett today signed execution warrants for two men, one convicted of killing an elderly woman during a home robbery in Allegheny...