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Corbett Reaffirms Support For School Voucher System

File photo of Governor Tom Corbett addressing the State Association of Township Supervisors in Hershey. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

File photo of Governor Tom Corbett addressing the State Association of Township Supervisors in Hershey. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Governor Corbett says he remains firm in his support for creating a school tuition voucher program in Pennsylvania, though he will ask for changes in a bill currently in the Senate.

The Senate was geared up for a vote on a tuition voucher bill last week, but the vote was postponed at the last minute. Meeting with reporters after a speech in Hershey, Governor Corbett indicated he would seek changes to that bill, but declined to outline what they might be.

“I’m not going to talk about it. We will be talking with the Senate, we will be making recommendations. We hope they take those recommendations to heart and that we get a bill passed from the Senate when they come back,” Corbett said.

When asked if he’s concerned about the scope and cost of the Senate voucher bill, Corbett again declined to comment. But he added, “I’m committed to getting that passed. And sometimes, things go a little bit faster than I’m ready for.”

Reported by Harrisburg Bureau Chief Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio 1060