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(Pa. State Sen. Jake Corman.   Credit:  Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Presses Governor On Transportation Funding

In an apparent effort to jump start the issue,Pennsylvania state senator Jake Corman is introducing legislation that would implement the recommendations of a panel appointed by Governor Corbett to study transportation funding.


(Gov. Tom Corbett makes announces his proposed school voucher program at a charter school in York, Pa.   Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Seeks Scaled-Back Toehold For State School Voucher Program

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is proposing a more modest tuition voucher program as part of a school reform proposal he unveiled Tuesday morning at a charter school in York, Pa.


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Mayor Nutter Names Novelist Lorene Cary To School Reform Commission

Cary’s novel, “The Price of a Child,” was the first “One Book, One Philadelphia” pick in 2003, and she founded Art Sanctuary 13 years ago.


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Corbett’s Fracking ‘Impact Fees’ Fall Short, Says Pennsylvania Environmental Group

Tracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network says the proposed fees pale in comparison to the damage that can be done by fracking.


(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Unveils Proposed ‘Impact Fees’ on Natural Gas Drillers

The governor is proposing a fee that would collect a total of $160,000 per natural gas well over a 10-year period.


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Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Hints At Possible New Corbett Funding Plan

Pennsylvania’s transportation secretary is raising the possibility that Governor Tom Corbett may not make his much-anticipated proposal on transportation funding that was expected this fall.


(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett at the PEMA operations center on Thursday afternoon.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania, Preparing For Severe Flooding, Declares ‘Level 1’ Alert

At the PEMA operations center in suburban Harrisburg, Governor Tom Corbett said the focus right now is on the central part of the state, along the Susquehanna River.


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Gov. Corbett Signs Disaster Declaration For Pennsylvania As Irene Nears

Governor Corbett says the disaster declaration will enable state and local governments to respond more quickly and efficiently to any problems the storm may cause.


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Pa. Panel Recommends Higher Gasoline Taxes and Vehicle Fees

As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s “Transportation Funding Commission” has recommended increasing fuel taxes and vehicle fees to raise new money for roads, bridges, and mass transit.


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Gov. Corbett Signs Pa. Self-Defense, Lawsuit Liability Law Updates

Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law a controversial bill expanding a person’s right to use lethal force in self-defense in Pennsylvania.


Pa. Legislature Softens State’s ‘Joint and Several’ Legal Liability Law

Under the current law known as “joint and several,” in lawsuits involving multiple defendants, any one defendant can be on the hook for the entire judgment if codefendants can’t pay.



PennDOT Considers 8-Year Driver’s License Renewals

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is looking for ways to cut administrative costs so it can save more of its funding for infrastructure maintenance and repairs.


(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Legislature Approves Extension of Unemployment Benefits For Thousands

The bill, passed by the House on Thursday and the Senate on Friday, will not only preserve unemployment benefits for 45,000 Pennsylvanians in the short-term, it will also provide additional benefits for 90,000 others through the end of the calendar year.


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Philadelphia Protesters Urge Gov. Corbett To Spend ‘Rainy Day’ Fund

Education advocates opened umbrellas today outside Philadelphia City Hall to urge Gov. Tom Corbett to spend Pennsylvania’s “rainy day” fund on schools and social programs.


(Pennsylvania first lady Susan Corbett joins some children playing xylophones at Settlement Music School in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Susan Corbett, Wife Of Pa. Governor, Visits Philadelphia’s Settlement Music School

Pennsylvania first lady Susan Corbett visited the Settlement Music School in South Philadelphia to view firsthand its preschool arts enrichment program that helps low-income children develop their skills.