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2013-04-08 08:25:41

BLUE BELL, Pa., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new television ad began airing today criticizing Governor Tom Corbett's budget priorities for education, calling them "false choices." The ad is sponsored by Real American Values, a social welfare and public policy organization from Blue Bell, PA. In the ad, Real American Values notes that Governor Corbett chose to cut $1 billion from education funding, resulting in larger classroom sizes and more risk for Pennsylvania's children....

2013-03-19 16:26:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced the following appointments and nominations: Appointments Advisory Council for Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' HomeElmer C. Smith Jr., Erie Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory CouncilLori Voegtly Mizgorski, Pittsburgh Court of Judicial DisciplineCarmella Mullen, Braddock (reappointment) Environmental Hearing Board Rules CommitteeMatthew L. Wolford, Erie Nominations Brigadier General,...

2013-03-04 12:26:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett proclaimed March as Women's History Month in Pennsylvania to celebrate the many contributions of women in the commonwealth and to promote continued gains in women's leadership. "Advocating and supporting women's leadership is an important goal for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women," Maria Montero, executive director of the commission, said. "The mentors of today help form the leaders of tomorrow." During...

2013-02-14 16:24:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement on the Attorney General's review of the Lottery Private Management Agreement: "I'm deeply disappointed. I don't agree with the attorney general's analysis and decision, and we will review our legal options. My job is to protect Pennsylvania's seniors, and we will continue to do that. We have a growing population where one in four Pennsylvanians will be over the age of 65 by...

2013-02-14 16:20:26

Plan Praised by Local Community, Labor and Business Groups PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today discussed his plan to inject nearly $2 billion of additional funding into Pennsylvania's transportation system, while reducing the gas tax paid by consumers at the pump by 17 percent. This investment in Pennsylvania's future increases public safety, drives commerce, creates jobs and provides reliable funding for our transportation needs without...

2013-02-12 16:20:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have been placed on State Active Duty to assist with recovery efforts in Connecticut as a result of Winter Storm Nemo. Forty-five members of the Air National Guard's 201st RED HORSE--short for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers--left Fort Indiantown Gap today with about 25 pieces of heavy machinery. Twenty-eight members of the Army National Guard's...

2013-01-31 12:20:18

EASTON, Pa., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett spoke today at the official ground breaking ceremony for the State Route 33 Interchange, near Easton, in Northampton County. Located off State Route 33, between I-80 and I-78, the new $40 million interchange will be built with funding primarily from Charles Chrin Companies. The interchange will provide convenient access to and from the Chrin Commerce Center, spanning 800 acres around the interchange that...

2013-01-16 16:20:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 1,300 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers and airmen will join a team of 6,000 National Guard members to provide security, crises response, traffic and crowd control during the 57th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Pennsylvania guard members will assist the District of Columbia's Department of Transportation and Department of Fire and Emergency Services, as well as the U.S. Park Police. "It is an honor...

2013-01-11 16:20:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the Pennsylvania National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing located at the Pittsburgh International Airport is one of five finalists to potentially receive a new tanker mission. "Not only is 171st Air Refueling Wing well-suited for this mission, it is in an advantageous position by being located on the Pittsburgh International Airport," said Governor Tom Corbett. "The airport provides them...

2012-12-12 12:24:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that more than 200 Pennsylvania families in need will receive gifts this holiday season donated from state employees during the 23(rd) annual Holiday Wish program gift drive. The governor spoke at the send-off event today featuring cabinet secretaries and executives from the Departments of Health, Labor & Industry, Public Welfare and Transportation. Members of the Pennsylvania...