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2013-01-14 16:21:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today announced the launch of an online virtual tour of the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. The tour features the public areas of the home and can be found on the Governor's Residence website. "The governor and I are fully committed to making the Governor's Residence as open and accessible as possible," Mrs. Corbett said. "The addition of a virtual tour ensures that more Pennsylvanians will...

2013-01-09 16:21:49

PINE GROVE, Pa., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today visited the Pine Grove Middle School in Schuylkill County to talk about Pennsylvania's important role during the Civil War. "Pennsylvania has a rich and fascinating history that has been integral to the success of this nation,'' Corbett said. "As we commemorate the 150(th) anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, it's essential for our children to know this chapter of our heritage.'' Corbett, who...

2013-01-05 12:20:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today opened the 97(th) Pennsylvania Farm Show by welcoming visitors to celebrate the state's agriculture industry. "Pennsylvania has a rich agricultural tradition, and the Pennsylvania Farm Show honors our oldest and largest industry," Corbett said. "There are almost 13 million people in Pennsylvania, and every one of them depends on 62,000 farm families. To all of our farmers, thank you." The 2013...

2012-12-28 12:20:08

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today urged federal officials to save the 911(th) Airlift Wing in Pittsburgh, calling it a "link to the world and proof of our commitment to national defense.'' The base is targeted for closure in the coming year, Corbett said, a decision which he called "shortsighted and a mistake.'' "It's not only bad for this region, it's bad for our national security," Corbett said. This base is one of the few adjacent to a major...

2012-12-27 16:22:20

Delivers a special gift to a patient at the Crystal Conservatories St. Baranabas VALENCIA, Pa., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today visited the Crystal Conservatories at St. Barnabas to participate in the PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® program. The program brings in volunteers to personally deliver a meaningful gift to residents at the nursing home. "This is what the holiday season is all about, being able to bring some joy and a smile to friends, family...

2012-12-20 16:27:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett ushered in a new era of transparency and accountability in state government today with the launch of Pennsylvania's transparency website, known as PennWATCH at http://www.pennwatch.pa.gov. Corbett was joined today by the primary sponsors of the PennWATCH act, Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh Valley. "Pennsylvanians deserve to know how their tax dollars are being allocated and spent,"...

2012-12-20 12:25:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Allegheny County to fly at half-staff on Friday, Dec. 21, to honor of Petty Officer 1(st) Class Nicholas D. Checque. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, a 10-year decorated member of Navy SEAL Team Six was killed Dec. 9 in Afghanistan during a mission to rescue an American doctor captured by the Taliban. State flags shall...

2012-12-19 20:20:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 11:30, Thursday, Dec. 20, a growing coalition of concerned citizens will present four large - very large -- instant lottery tickets to the handful of special interests who will "win" if the Corbett administration closes the deal to privatize management of the PA Lottery with United Kingdom-based Camelot. -- COVERAGE WELCOME -- Gene Stilp and Eric Epstein of Rock the Capital (www.rockthecapital.com) will join with other good...

2012-12-17 16:23:25

Encourages them to develop a love of reading YORK, Pa., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today visited Ferguson K-8 school in York as part of Scholastic's "Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life" literacy campaign. Mrs. Corbett encouraged students to make reading a priority every day. Serving as a "Reading Ambassador" on behalf of Scholastic, Mrs. Corbett read the book "Rudolph Shines Again" to first and second grade students. In honor of her...

2012-12-14 16:21:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett ordered all Pennsylvania flags across the state lowered to half-staff immediately in honor of the Connecticut school shooting victims and their families. Corbett also issued the following statement: "My wife, Susan, and I want to offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victims of today's tragic shooting in Connecticut. As parents, we can imagine nothing more horrific than such a violent,...