RSSCategory: State News

Free Courses Allow Motorcyclists to Start Riding Season Safely

| February 27, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Although winter weather still has an icy grip on the commonwealth, through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP), PennDOT has begun offering all riders – from novice to experienced – a chance to take advantage of valuable safety training before hitting the road for the riding season.

Continue Reading

PennDOT Issues Statement on Vendor Error in Select Driver’s Licenses

| February 27, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Deputy PennDOT Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt J. Myers issued the following statement on actions being taken as a result of a vendor error in some driver license products:

Continue Reading

THON Raises Spirits ‘For the Kids’

THON Raises Spirits ‘For the Kids’

| February 24, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon hauled in another massive fundraising total this year: $13,026,653.23 for the Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Continue Reading

PennDOT Focuses on Highway Safety, Highlights Law Awareness Week

| February 24, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Acting Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards said yesterday the agency is drawing attention to often overlooked rules of the road during Highway Safety Law Awareness Week that started Sunday.

Continue Reading

Pennsylvania American Water Reminds Customers That Arctic Temperatures Can Freeze Home Plumbing

| February 17, 2015

HERSHEY, Pa. – With polar-like conditions predicted to bring frigid air to the Commonwealth for the rest of this week, Pennsylvania American Water today advised homeowners that freezing temperatures can damage your plumbing inside and outside of the home and result in a loss of pressure or service.

Continue Reading

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Applications Now Available

| February 12, 2015

Harrisburg, Pa. – Application forms for the Department of Revenue’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible residents to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2014.

Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Consumers to Receive $8 Million in Restitution Settlement with Advance America

| February 12, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane yesterday announced that Advance America will pay Pennsylvania consumers $8 million in restitution as part of a settlement to resolve claims that the company illegally provided payday loans, some with interest rates as high as 368 percent.

Continue Reading

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Presidents Day

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Presidents Day

| February 10, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Yesterday the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, February 14, through Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents Day.

Continue Reading

State Fire Commissioner Announces Next Step in $30 Million Fire Company/Ambulance Grant Program

| February 9, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay announced today that more than $30 million in grants will be available to fire and volunteer ambulance companies who applied for the funds through the Fire Company/Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program.

Continue Reading

PennDOT Issues Reminder to Keep Snow Off of Roadways

| February 6, 2015

Oil City, Pa. (EYT) – With the winter season in full swing, PennDOT is reminding residents of guidelines for shoveling or plowing snow around state-owned roadways to help ensure safe travel through the season.

Continue Reading