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Local Governments in PA to Receive Nearly $500 Million in Second...

Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $500 million will be distributed to local governments in the second and final round of Local Fiscal Recovery...

Governor, Lt. Gov. Push Effort to Pardon Thousands of Pennsylvanians from...

Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman announced a coordinated effort for a one-time, large-scale pardoning project for people with select minor, non-violent...

Pennsylvania Celebrates Seven Years of Online Voter Registration

Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman celebrated the seventh anniversary of online voter registration (OVR) in the commonwealth and reminded eligible Pennsylvanians to...

Acting Secretary of State Encourages Voters To Be Poll Workers for...

In honor of Help America Vote Day today, Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Leigh M. Chapman is encouraging eligible Pennsylvanians to serve as poll...

New Ghost Gun Regulations Now in Effect in Pennsylvania

The new federal rule aimed at cracking down on ghost guns and keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals is now in effect....

Department of Agriculture Wins $7.85 Million from USDA to Fight Climate...

The Department of Agriculture’s Farmland Preservation Program has won a competitive partnership grant of $7.85 million from the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)...

L&I Partners with U.S. Department of Labor to Coordinate Labor Law...

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between L&I and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage...

Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate Down To 4.3 Percent in July

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) today released its preliminary employment situation report for July 2022. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down two-tenths of...

AG Shapiro, State AGs Reach $450 Million Settlement With Endo As...

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced his office has reached an agreement in principle with opioid manufacturer Endo International and its lenders. The multistate agreement...

Parents Encouraged to Make Immunization Part of Back-to-School Planning

The Pennsylvania departments of Education, Health, Human Services and Insurance are reminding families to ensure their children's immunizations are up to date as part...

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