The Pennsylvania Department
Pennsylvania Websites

Pennsylvania, "Penn's Woods," was originally an English colony under the proprietorship of the Quaker leader, William Penn. Diversity and toleration, hard work and industry were early among the hallmarks of the Commonwealth. This diverse sampling of Pennsylvania-related Websites is offered as informative and entertaining. Their content and accuracy are, however, the responsibility of the creators of those sites.

* Information Renaissance -- Universal Service: Pennsylvania

An online seminar (9-15-97 through 10-10-97) about the Federal Communication Commisions's Universal Service discount program (or "E-rate"), which will soon be available to defray telecommuninations costs for schools and libraries, including costs related to Internet connectivity, and its implications for Pennsylvania.

* Pennsylvania Adopt-A-Highway Program

The Adopt-A-Highway program reinforces PennDOT's (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) litter pick-up efforts by involving citizens across the Commonwealth in the anti-litter efforts in Pennsylvania's collective "front yard", its 150,000 acres of roadside.

* Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

Tax forms, information & more.

* Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission

It is the mission of the Civil Service Commission to provide greater efficiency and economy in the government of the Commonwealth by establishing conditions of employment which will attract to the service of the Commonwealth qualified persons of character and ability and appointing and promoting said persons on the basis of merit and fitness; Summary of Civil Service Examinations; online application.

* Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)

PSEA, at the local level, is working to improve public education within your community. As such, they play many roles, from teacher to counselor, or even political activist. Many are actively involved in PTA groups as well. At the regional level, PSEA member representatives come together to solve community issues. They also work to define state-wide issues as well. PSEA delivers many public service messages, broadcast via radio and television, each year. They also conduct research studies annually to study the effectiveness of new and mainstream educational programs.

* Pennsylvania State Government

The Executive Branch including State Agencies, Boards and Commissions, the Budget, Executive Orders; the Legislative Branch including the State Senate and the State House; the Judicial Branch.

* Pennsylvania State Police Ten Most Wanted

The Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit began operations in February 1996. The mission of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit is the apprehension of violent felons through warrant service.

* State Library of Pennsylvania

Hours, Collections & Catalog.

* United States Senator Rick Santorum

Elected as a U. S. Congressman from Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District in 1990 and again in 1992, Rick Santorum was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1994.

* United States Senator Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter began his public service career as an assistant Philadelphia District Attorney, winning the first conviction in the nation of labor racketeers. He was appointed to the Warren Commission staff where he played a leading role in investigating the assassination of President Kennedy.

* Vital Records Information--Pennsylvania

Information about where to obtain Pennsylvania vital records.

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