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2 july 2015

16:56
The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2015 ? June 2016. Schools and...

15:30
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today provided figures for gross revenue and tax generation for slot machine play during the month of June 2015 and for the state Fiscal Year 2014/2015. Bolstered by a 2.7% increase in slot machine revenue...

14:14
Governor Tom Wolf today took action on a variety of bills related to the budget he vetoed on Tuesday including House Bill 466. The Governor signed a variety of additional appropriation legislation into law, including funds that support public safety,...

11:30
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor California Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey on July 9 at its national convention in San Francisco. Steinberg will receive NAMI's...

09:52
More than 60,000 Cash 5 tickets sold across Pennsylvania won prizes in the Wednesday, July 1, drawing, including a jackpot-winning ticket worth $600,000 that was purchased at Choice, 448 Pittsburgh St., Springdale, Allegheny County. The ticket...

09:30
As people across the country prepare to celebrate America's independence this weekend, Pennsylvanians are being reminded to stay safe and follow state law when enjoying fireworks displays. "It's tempting to get caught up in the festivities and enjoy...

09:16
The United States Supreme Court's endorsement of same-sex marriage is a huge victory for the gay rights movement but it is hardly the end of the battle for equality. With only 21 states banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender...

08:40
Appropriate papers were filed today at 11:00AM with the DC Board of Elections for a new referendum: Public Accountability Safety Standards (PASS) Law of 2016. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150701/227665  Papers were filed by, Mr....

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Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FORGING A NATION Profile America ? Thursday, July 2nd. On this date in 1788, the U.S. Congress learned that the Constitution had been ratified by the ninth of the 13...


1 july 2015

18:55
The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) participated in a national sting operation the weeks of June 15-26, 2015; we had nine (9) state contractor members take part in this event across the country.  The states that...

17:58
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the Michigan Senate for their leadership in passing a comprehensive plan to fix Michigan's roads. "We commend Senate Majority Leader Meekhof and his colleagues who took the bold step of passing a...

17:01
U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Acting Director Allison Beck congratulated Rhode Island state officials and union negotiators on the implementation of a settlement agreement to Rhode Island's longstanding public employee...

16:57
Pennsylvania collected $2.9 billion in General Fund revenue in June, which was $206.7 million, or 6.6 percent, less than the official estimate, Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reported today. Fiscal year 2014-15 General Fund collections totaled...

15:37
California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su reminds employers that California's paid sick leave law goes into effect today. "With California's new paid sick leave law in effect, most workers now won't have to choose between their family's health and...

15:30
Dominion Virginia Power today asked the Virginia State Corporate Commission (SCC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build a $1.3 billion state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County. If approved, the...

15:02
Secretary of Health Karen Murphy said she was deeply concerned by the allegations of inadequate care in 12 nursing homes operated by Golden Senior Living identified in the lawsuit filed on Wednesday by Attorney General Kathleen Kane. "The Department...

12:46
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that...

07:00
New exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same time a year ago, according to the third edition of the Express Scripts Exchange Pulsetm report, released today. When compared to the first...


30 june 2015

18:00
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights applauds the U.S. Supreme Court on its decision preserving the protections afforded under the Fair Housing Act against housing discrimination, ensuring that all Americans have equal protection under the law. In...

16:59
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding a road funding plan reported out of committee by the Michigan Senate. "We applaud Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof...

16:44
For the month of July, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its creation with a digital education campaign to inform citizens about its mission and encourage more people to visit...

16:06
Nearly 456,000 older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates totaling $214 million, starting July 1, through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Property tax and rent rebate checks will be...

13:47
Governor Tom Wolf signed two bills into law this morning. The following pieces of legislation are now law: Act 13 ? Senate Bill 622, sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch, eliminate three reports by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee.  The bill...

12:58
At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California's largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to...

10:37
Governor Wolf issued the following statement regarding Pope Francis' Itinerary: "Across the Commonwealth, we are preparing in anticipation for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia. Welcoming members of all faiths,...

10:04
Sometimes, during a legislative session, helping get bad bills killed is just as important as getting good bills passed. The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature was such a session. House Bill 593, sponsored by Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth and...

09:36
Major producers and trade organizations in the nation's dairy, beef, swine and poultry industries have joined together in support for Pennsylvania Senate Bill 724, Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. , a provider of advanced livestock waste...

08:40
Economic Independence Day has finally dawned. The North America Procurement Council, a Colorado-based public benefit corporation, has launched a family of citizen-owned web portals connecting American businesses to the current purchasing requests of...


29 june 2015

17:07
Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced that his agency, earlier today, received The Organization Award from the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania at their 2015 annual conference, which was held in Lancaster. The award is...

15:36
Organizations representing a partnership of key statewide and regional early childhood education advocacy organizations (ECE Partnership), joined together today to thank the Governor, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins, Senate President Pro Tempore...

15:19
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his "Jobs that Pay" tour at the Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University to highlight Governor Wolf's commitment to support entrepreneurs and increase...

14:14
PennDOT, Pennsylvania State Police and local police are partnering to help decrease impaired driving and aggressive behaviors through the Independence Day holiday weekend.    "No matter what day the holiday falls on, PennDOT urges Pennsylvanians to...

13:35
Fewer than 250,000 tickets remain for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle drawing on July 11. The game reached the half-sold point on Monday, June 29. Tickets will be available until 5 p.m. on the drawing date or until sold out. Sales for...

13:23
Cynthia Canary, Executive Director of Independent Maps coalition, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: The U.S. Supreme Court...

12:48
Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement calling the U.S. Supreme Court ruling an act of "lawlessness" and provided guidance that "county clerks and their employees retain religious freedoms that may allow accommodation of their...

12:30
Missouri State Representative Kurt Bahr (R-O'Fallon) today released the 2015 first quarter data from the state's real-time, stop-sale system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx). States across the United States are using NPLEx,...

11:49
American Kennel Club show/hobby exhibitors are caught in the "Puppy Mill" Net, a national "animal rights" propaganda campaign to eliminate all pet breeding in the U.S.  "We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals; they are creations...

09:14
One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Friday, June 26, drawing was sold at Bustleton Petroleum, 9418 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 06-21-28-35-41, to win a prize...

08:00
Late last Friday, Governor LePage vetoed LD 1263, the Democratic-sponsored utility solar tax on Maine consumers. Former Republican Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr. and his conservative group Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed (TUSK) applauded...


28 june 2015

14:00
The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015," an annual juried exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of the state's established and emerging artists. Awards were given in...


26 june 2015

16:53
Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera continued his "Schools That Teach" tour today in York County, where he sat down for a discussion with administrators in the South Western School District to discuss the need for the increased school funding...

15:30
Following today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said that the same principle should apply to nationwide state recognition of...

15:15
Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy is reminding Pennsylvanians that June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and urges all Pennsylvanians to get tested for HIV as part of their routine health care. "It is crucial for everyone to be tested for HIV and...

15:13
More than 100 restaurant owners and operators representing hundreds of restaurants across the state of New York sent a letter to Governor Cuomo imploring him to keep New York open for business. The letter was written in response to the Governor's...

13:23
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his "Jobs that Pay" tour at the business accelerators, AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear, to highlight Governor Wolf's commitment to support entrepreneurs and increase...

12:06
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has issued a Cease and Desist Order and is alerting the public about several unlicensed auto title loan schemes being perpetrated under the names Autoloans LLC, Car Loans LLC, and Loan Servicing...

11:32
Governor Tom Wolf signed three bills into law this morning. The following pieces of legislation are now law: House Bill 182 introduced by Representative Seth Grove amends the Pharmacy Act further providing for the authority to administer injectable...

11:29
The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association: Behavioral health care advocates and nurses will testify Monday on two critically important bills designed to improve care for residents of Massachusetts suffering from acute...

10:45
Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's Same Sex Marriage ruling: "Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that no American can be denied the right to marry because of who they love. This historic ruling is a victory...


25 june 2015

17:33
The 2015 Louisiana Legislative Session concluded on June 11, 2015 and will no doubt be marked as one of the more memorable in the history of the state. This session literally came down to the wire with critical bills related to the annual budget...

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