Governor Corbett

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Nutter: ‘The Children Of Philadelphia Are Being Educationally Abused’

The mayor says Governor Corbett is using Philadelphia children as pawns to get other state issues approved, in order for the schools to get more funding.

06/30/2014

Sen. Hughes (right), and Sen. Mike Stack (D Phila) meet with reporters Sunday night. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Philadelphia Dems Reject School Money Link To Pension Reform

Democrats have swatted down a proposal by Governor Corbett to link votes for public pension reform to Philadelphia school funding.

06/30/2014

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Activists Stage Sit-In Protest At Corbett’s Office

A small group of activists seeking more money for Pennsylvania’s public schools staged a sit-in protest outside Gov. Tom Corbett’s office.

06/26/2014

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Gov. Corbett Secures 9 Insurers For Medicaid Alternative

Governor Corbett announced, yesterday, that nine insurers have signed on to provide health coverage for low income Pennsylvanians.

06/21/2014

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Obama Intervenes As SEPTA Regional Rail Strike Ends, Service Resumes Sunday

An executive order signed by President Obama Saturday forces train engineers back to work.

06/14/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Tough Budget Decisions Ahead For PA Lawmakers

With a deficit well north of a billion dollars, even some Republican lawmakers are eyeing a natural gas extraction tax.

06/02/2014

Jerry Sandusky arrives in court (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Corbett Meets Investigator Examining His Handling Of Sandusky Scandal

Governor Corbett has met with the man hired by the attorney general to probe why Corbett’s investigation of Jerry Sandusky took as long as it did.

05/31/2014

Tom Corbett (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Corbett Backs Marijuana Extract To Treat Children

Gov. Tom Corbett is changing his position on medical marijuana and is backing the legalization of a marijuana extract to treat severe seizures in children.

05/01/2014

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Pennsylvania Gets More Bad Budget News In April

Pennsylvania’s tax collections in the all-important month of April are lagging badly, and it’s threatening to knock Gov. Tom Corbett’s election-year budget proposal $1billion out of balance.

04/29/2014

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Governor Corbett Signs Execution Warrant For Convicted Cop Killer

Governor Tom Corbett signed an executive warrant today for a man charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer in 2007.

04/28/2014

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

PA Tavern Gaming License Applications Continue To Lag

A key state Senator says he’s giving up on the prospect that small games of chance in Pennsylvania taverns will generate projected revenue.

04/22/2014

Tom Corbett (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Corbett Signs 4 More Child-Abuse Prevention Bills

The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report suspected child abuse, says the bills contain provisions that are critical to improving how abuse is reported to authorities.

04/15/2014

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Corbett: Medicaid Talks At ‘Breaking Point’

Governor Corbett is frustrated over negotiations with the federal government.

04/06/2014

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Corbett: It’s OK For States To Review Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Governor Corbett says he sees nothing wrong with states conducting their own review.

03/23/2014

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Corbett Tweaks Medicaid Proposal

Governor Corbett is proposing a new approach to job search requirements as he negotiates with the Obama administration over his alternative proposal to expansion of Medicaid.

03/06/2014

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