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Acting Secretary of Education Announces Website to Provide Opportunity for Public Input on Pennsylvania Standards

| October 24, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq yesterday announced a website designed to provide the public with the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Pennsylvania Standards.

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PA Insurance Department Recovers Millions for Life Insurance Beneficiaries

| October 24, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The state Insurance Department has served as a lead in several multi-state examinations targeting the business practices of the life insurance industry. Approaching year end, more than 11,000 Pennsylvania policyholders will receive over $174 million in life insurance claim payments that were rightfully owed to them.

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New PA Law Aimed at Convicted Cop Killer Allows Lawsuits Against Inmates

New PA Law Aimed at Convicted Cop Killer Allows Lawsuits Against Inmates

| October 22, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Near the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered on December 9, 1981, Governor Tom Corbett yesterday signed Senate Bill 508, the Re-Victimization Relief Act.

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Hunting Seasons Restored in Pike County; Three Monroe County Townships Remain Closed

| October 22, 2014

PIKE COUNTY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Game Commission has lifted within all of Pike County the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping, but all seasons remain closed within three townships in Monroe County.

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Kane Urges Congressional Support of Legislation to Prevent Online Sex Trafficking of Children

| October 21, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Kane yesterday urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.

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‘Parent’s Supervised Driving Program’ Developed to Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

| October 21, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – PennDOT announced yesterday that a new partnership will help keep teen drivers safe and save the commonwealth nearly $70,000 in annual printing costs.

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PA Medicaid to Get $2.2 Million in Health Care Fraud Settlement

| October 16, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced that Pennsylvania, 7 states, and the federal government have reached an agreement with Extendicare Health Services and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation to settle allegations that Extendicare billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard nursing services in 33 nursing facilities, 5 of which are in PA.

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PennDOT Asking for Public Comment on Improving its Mobile Customer Services

| October 15, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As part of PennDOT’s continued efforts to modernize and improve customer service, the department has launched an online survey to collect public feedback on safety, education and mobility needs to help guide future mobile service development.

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All US & Pennsylvania Flags Ordered to Fly at Half-staff Today to Honor Fallen Firefighters

| October 12, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Corbett ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities across the state to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 12, in tribute to fallen firefighters.

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Corbett Administration Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Funding Opportunities

| October 12, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Corbett has announced the availability of up to $500,000 in Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) grants.

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