With a little over a year to go before the state's deadline to begin testing -- the ever-popular 31 Dec. '98 -- Pennsylvania has 79% of the job ahead of it.
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Pennsylvania has been repeatedly recognized as a national leader in meeting the Year 2000 computer date-change problem.
Under Ridge's direction, Pennsylvania's Year 2000 action plan requires that all executive state agencies complete their Year 2000 computer "fixes" no later than Dec. 31, 1998. Currently, over 21 percent of the work has been completed and the state is approximately 200 percent ahead of schedule in making the necessary modifications to its computer systems.