Gov. Tom Corbett

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Pa. Budget Cuts Could Mean Potential Layoffs For Philadelphia, Suburban Teachers And Staff

Frustration and uncertainty are growing by the day for thousands of teachers and support staff in Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs.

05/23/2011

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Gov. Corbett Feels ‘Real Good’ After Spinal Surgery In Pittsburgh

A cheerful and upbeat Governor Tom Corbett was released from a Pittsburgh hospital on Wednesday, two days after undergoing successful back surgery.

05/18/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in AP file photo)

Pa. Gov. Corbett Recovering In Pittsburgh Hospital Following Spine Surgery

Corbett was under the knife for about an hour and a half to correct a condition called spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column that results in compression of the nerves.

05/16/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in AP file photo)

Gov. Corbett Scheduled For Spinal Surgery On Monday

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is scheduled to undergo what his office calls “routine” back surgery next week.

05/13/2011

(Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers demonstrate against education funding cuts in Pennsylvania.   Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Teachers Demonstrate Against Pa. Education Funding Cuts

Chanting “Save our schools,” Philadelphia public school teachers carried picket signs outside Mayfair Elementary School to bring attention to cuts in state education funding.

05/10/2011

(Pennsylvania FOP president Les Neri takes his seat as Gov. Tom Corbett prepares to speak today in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

In Harrisburg, Ceremony For Fallen Officers Recalls 9/11 Heroes

As a result of the death of Osama bin Laden, memories of the 9/11 terrorist attacks hung heavy over Monday’s annual ceremony at the state capitol honoring Pennsylvania law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

05/02/2011

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Thinks Fees On Marcellus Shale Drillers Unavoidable

Pennsylvania state senator Joseph Scarnati has rolled out his long-awaited proposal to impose fees on natural gas drillers in the state’s Marcellus Shale region.

04/28/2011

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, in file photo)

New Poll Shows Mixed Reviews For Gov. Corbett In His First 100 Days

Only 39 percent of Pennsylvania voters approve of the job that Governor Tom Corbett is doing, while his disapproval rating of 37 percent has more than tripled since the school’s last poll.

04/27/2011

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Gov. Corbett Signs Repeal Of New Home Sprinkler Mandate Into Law

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett has signed into a law a bill repealing a requirement that sprinklers be included in new homes built in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

04/26/2011

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Unions In West Chester School District Agree To Wage Freezes

In what’s being described as an unprecedented event, the West Chester Area School District has secured wage freeze agreements with its unions that will save taxpayers more than $1.4 million.

04/12/2011

(A pool at a City of Philadelphia recreation center.  File photo)

Philadelphia Rec Dept. Head Warns Of Cutbacks If State Budget Scrimps

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s new budget has some fine print that could be bad news for the City of Philadelphia’s recreation department.

04/06/2011

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Temple Univ. Protest Jabs At Corbett’s School Funding Reductions

Just about every week since Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his no-tax-hike Pennsylvania state budget in early March, there have been demonstrations around the Commonwealth.

04/04/2011

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Gov. Corbett Wants High Court To Hear Health Care Act Challenges ASAP

On the anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is calling on President Obama to help get court challenges to the law before the US Supreme Court so they can be quickly resolved.

03/23/2011

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New Jersey And Pennsylvania Thinking Creatively About Infrastructure Funding

State governments on both sides of the Delaware River are attempting to come to grips with a worsening problem: the need to maintain and even improve transportation infrastructure despite the lack of predictable funding to do it.

03/22/2011

(NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in 2011 file photo.  Photo by KYW's David Madden)

NJ Senate Pres. Pitches DRPA Board For More Light Rail

New Jersey’s state senate president made a surprise appearance on Wednesday morning at the regular meeting of the Delaware River Port Authority to promote a project long close to his heart.

03/16/2011

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