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.
The bill would allow certain businesses to keep 95 percent of the state income tax they withhold from those new workers for up to ten years.
Attorneys for Terrance Williams, who is scheduled to be executed Oct. 3, have asked the governor for clemency.
The Pennsylvania legislature, in June, unanimously passed a bill to restart HEMAP, using $60 million from a foreclosure fraud settlement.
Gov. Tom Corbett says he wants assurances that Penn State won’t spend any tax dollars on the $60 million fine levied by the NCAA.
Governor Corbett says he hopes the NCAA will consider the far-reaching impact that shutting down Penn State’s football program would have.
Governor Corbett is denying that the investigation of Jerry Sandusky was understaffed when he was attorney general.
Kenneth Rothweiler is calling on Governor Corbett and state lawmakers to do the right thing and lift the statute of limitations on child abuse victims.
Governor Corbett held an event this past week with a capitol event urging approval of millions of dollars in annual tax credits for a petrochemical plant to be built in western Pennsylvania.
The ball is now in the House’s court after the state Senate this past week passed a budget that spends considerably more than what Governor Corbett has proposed.
While much has been made about Governor Corbett’s choice for the Republican nomination for US Senate getting trounced, one prominent political analyst thinks there’s a bigger story from this past week’s primary.