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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett addresses reporters after the House passed a transportation funding bill. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Transportation Funding Bill Headed To Gov. Corbett’s Desk

After months of wrangling that virtually consumed the state capitol, a bill that will provide billions more dollars to roads, bridges and mass transit in Pennsylvania is now on its way to Governor Corbett’s desk.


Pennsylvania Lottery. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Extends British Firm’s Lottery Bid

Despite blistering criticism from state Democrats, Governor Corbett has decided to once again extend the bid by a British-based firm to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery.


Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord, speaking at the podium. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Treasurer McCord Calls On Gov. Corbett To Give Up Lottery Privatization Efforts

Treasurer Rob McCord says there’s no reason for the Corbett administration to move forward with the privatization effort, especially after Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected the contract as illegal back in February.


Prescription drug drop-off box at state police barracks in Woodstown, New Jersey. (Credit: David Madden)

Drug Drop Off Boxes Could Soon Become Permanent In Pennsylvania

Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day, a chance to safely get rid of those old, unused prescription drugs and medications.


Michael Morrill hands out "football cards" of Governor Corbett, portraying him as the "Quarterback for Corporate Privateers."(credit: Pat Loeb)

Corbett’s Plan To Charge For Medicaid Gets Sporting Protest

Governor Corbett’s conditions for expanding Medicaid were the target of an unusual protest at Sunday’s Eagles game.


(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Corbett Administration Says Pa. Won’t Feel Effects Of Shutdown Until November

A spokesman for the governor says Pennsylvania should be able to get through the month of October before it feels the effect of the federal government shutdown on health, safety and human service programs.


Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord, speaking at the podium. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord Running For Governor

State Treasurer Rob McCord confirmed Tuesday that he will join the already crowded Democratic field for governor and try to challenge an expected re-election bid by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett next year.


(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Brings Schools Message To Corbett

Inadequate funding for Pennsylvania’s largest school district could damage the futures of its students and the state’s economy, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday after he lobbied Gov. Tom Corbett for more aid.


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Corbett Orders Pa. Flags Lowered To Half-Staff for Navy Yard Shooting Victims

Both the U.S. and Pennsylvania flags shall remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, September 20th.


(credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Corbett Unveils Health Insurance Proposal For Pennsylvania

Corbett continues to insist that Pennsylvania cannot afford to expand the current Medicaid program. Instead, he is proposing to make Medicaid benefits more in line with what the working insured get.


(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.  Credit:  Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Former State Supreme Court Justice To Assist In Defense Of PA’s Marriage Law

The Corbett administration has hired former state Supreme Court justice William Lamb to handle the federal litigation over same sex marriage in Pennsylvania.


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Corbett Brings In Lawyer On Federal Same-Sex Suit

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced Thursday it has hired a well-known lawyer from outside the government to lead his defense of the state’s same-sex marriage ban in a federal lawsuit.


(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

AG Gives Pa. Health Written OK In Same-Sex Case

Pennsylvania’s attorney general has granted express written authority to lawyers for Gov. Tom Corbett to handle a case in which the Health Department wants to stop a suburban Philadelphia court clerk from giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to a Tuesday court filing.


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State Says Same-Sex Couples In Montgomery County Should Not Be Allowed To Intervene In Lawsuit

Lawyers for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania say gay couples who got marriage licenses should not be allowed to intervene in the lawsuit against a Montgomery County official because their licenses are invalid.


File Photo (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Blasts Teachers’ Union Ads As ‘Distraction’

The ads have saturated the airwaves recently. They show a Philadelphia mother saying, “Mayor Nutter has stood with Governor Corbett as he gutted funding for Philadelphia’s public schools.”