Capitol insiders continue to handicap the chances for passage this fall of the three big items on Governor Corbett’s agenda: transportation funding, privatization of liquor sales, and pension reform.
Governor Corbett’s poll numbers are so bad that you might question the sanity of political insiders who say “don’t count him out.” But if that’s the case, you can call former Governor Ed Rendell crazy.
The Corbett administration is suing to stop the issuance marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
With two weeks to go before scheduled summer recess, state lawmakers face an imposing agenda that includes a new budget and several major pieces of legislation, including liquor privatization and transportation funding.
Last week, Governor Corbett officially rolled out a proposal he considers a top priority.
A survey, done by The California Citizens Compensation Commission, says Tom Corbett was the highest paid governor in the U.S. in 2012.
Several Republican members of the Pennsylvania Senate now indicate they support expanding Medicaid eligibility, but a spokesman for the Senate majority leader says it won’t matter much if the governor doesn’t get behind it.
Governor Corbett is in the middle of a political firestorm over his pending decision on whether to accept an expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania and there’s pressure on both sides.
It’s budget season in Harrisburg, and there’s bad news in the form of revenue collections for the month of February.
The son-in-law of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has been fired from the Philadelphia police force after he allegedly stole marked money during a police sting.
This past week brought major developments in the local political scene.
Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says he ordered the investigation into Gibson, who works for the Narcotics Unit, after Gibson’s fellow officers alerted him to their suspicions that he was removing money and other items from crime scenes.
Sources tell CBS 3 that the son-in-law of Governor Corbett, Philadelphia police officer Gerold Gibson, has been relieved of street duty pending an investigation.
Governor Corbett’s office now says he’ll wait till he delivers his budget address to roll out his transportation funding plan, but that he’s still on track to announce his liquor privatization proposal before then.
Members of a state Senate committee will have their chance to question Corbett administration officials about their plan to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery.