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Feb 15, 2018, 14:52 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Releases List of Funeral Homes That Have Not Renewed Licenses

The Department of State today released a list of funeral establishments that have not renewed their facility licenses. The list (PDF) has been...


Feb 09, 2018, 12:02 ET Wolf Administration Directs that New Voting Systems in the Commonwealth Provide Paper Record

The Wolf administration is taking steps to increase the security and auditability of all voting systems used in the commonwealth. Acting Secretary...


Feb 08, 2018, 10:45 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 177 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Jan 18, 2018, 13:03 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against three charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Jan 11, 2018, 11:19 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 86 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Dec 21, 2017, 10:25 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 10 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Dec 20, 2017, 11:38 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Honors Purchase Line High School for Voter Registration Achievement

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today awarded Purchase Line High School students the Governor's Civic Engagement Award for their efforts to...


Dec 14, 2017, 10:32 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 213 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Nov 30, 2017, 13:23 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Honored Conestoga High School for Voter Registration Achievement

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres on Wednesday awarded Conestoga High School students the inaugural Governor's Civic Engagement Award for...


Nov 21, 2017, 10:01 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 9 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Nov 16, 2017, 10:14 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 145 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Nov 15, 2017, 14:39 ET Acting Secretary of State: Superior Court Candidates Waive Right to Recount

Three candidates for Superior Court have asked that no statewide recount be carried out in the close race, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres...


Nov 07, 2017, 21:58 ET Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of State Issues Election Day Report

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres reported this evening that today's municipal election saw no widespread issues at polling...


Nov 06, 2017, 12:38 ET Acting Secretary of State: Election Returns Website Offers First Look at Pennsylvania's Vote Count

With Tuesday's municipal election quickly approaching, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today reminded Pennsylvanians that the Department of...


Nov 02, 2017, 12:18 ET Acting Secretary of State reminds Pennsylvanians to Visit votesPA.com for Comprehensive Voting Information

In preparation for Pennsylvania's municipal election, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres reminds Pennsylvanians to visit votesPA.com for...


Oct 31, 2017, 11:21 ET State Athletic Commission Announces Mixed Martial Arts Event at Penn State University

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres announced today the State Athletic Commission (SAC) will oversee the debut of Bellator 186 at Penn State...


Oct 20, 2017, 10:05 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 11 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Oct 18, 2017, 11:03 ET Acting Secretary of State Encourages Pennsylvanians to Request Absentee Ballots Early

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres today encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit requests for municipal election absentee ballots before the...


Oct 12, 2017, 14:45 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals and Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 98 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Oct 03, 2017, 11:15 ET Secretary of State Reminds Pennsylvanians That Voter Registration Deadline is One Week Away

Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today reminded Pennsylvanians they have one week left to register to vote in the November election. He...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:55 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 14 charitable organizations, professional solicitors and professional...


Sep 14, 2017, 17:18 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 128 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Aug 23, 2017, 11:06 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Takes Action Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State recently ordered three charitable organizations to cease fundraising until they are in compliance with the...


Aug 10, 2017, 13:09 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Announces Disciplinary Actions Against Licensed, Commissioned Professionals

The Pennsylvania Department of State filed disciplinary actions against 142 licensed or commissioned professionals and notaries public during the...


Aug 02, 2017, 11:42 ET Secretary of State Reminds Pennsylvania Notaries of New Education Requirement

Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today reminded Pennsylvania notaries public that changes to the notary law include an education requirement for...