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Pennsylvania Receives National Award for Cybersecurity

| October 30, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Center for Digital Government presented the Office of Administration with a Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Award for developing a highly successful process to protect web and mobile applications from online attacks.

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Franklin Receives $100k in Act 89 Multimodal,Transit Funds to Improve Mobility, Safety

| October 29, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Eighty-six projects in 35 counties will improve safety and mobility with $84 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund investments from Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.

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Over Seven Million PA Death Records Now Available for Free to Residents

| October 29, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – More than seven million Pennsylvania death records are now available online as part of a continued collaboration between the Pennsylvania State Archives and Ancestry.

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Governor Corbett Celebrates New Law Giving More Veterans Access to Safe, Affordable Medications

| October 28, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett today visited The Bridges at Bent Creek, a personal care community, to celebrate the passage of a new law that will give more veterans access to safe, affordable medications.

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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Income Guidelines Changed

| October 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As a result of House Bill 1067, which Governor Corbett signed into law on Oct. 22, income eligibility guidelines for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program have changed so that income increases due solely to Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) will no longer disqualify claimants from receiving rebates.

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PA Game Commission to Release nearly 220,000 Pheasants

| October 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With small-game hunting seasons set to kick off this weekend, Pennsylvania’s state game lands are being stocked with pheasants in a year what Game Commission officials describe as an excellent year for pheasant production.

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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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