Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett unveiled details of his Medicaid reform plan today. He will submit a waiver in January to cover the uninsured, and the public comment period is now open.
It appears that Governor Corbett’s efforts to contract a private firm to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery are heating up.
The bill headed to the governor’s desk would allow city council to consider age and financial means in granting relief to long-time owners of a home who experience a jump in property taxes.
Transportation funding was one of Rendell’s biggest initiatives and biggest frustrations during his eight years as governor.
The future of legislation that would raise new money for roads, bridges, and mass transit in Pennsylvania remains up in the air.
State representative Brendan Boyle has heard that if owner Mondelez International stays, it would consider expanding, and adding even more jobs.
Outside the American Legion hall where he spoke, 100 school advocates chanted “One-term Tom,” blasting his education funding.
Gov. Tom Corbett addressed his supporters inside a museum in Pittsburgh. Outside, members of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers called out the governor for, in particular, his cuts to education.
“When you’re talking about numbers in the low 30s and even into the 20s for approval rating, it’s difficult to overcome that,” political analyst Geoffrey Skelley said.
The new law requires mammogram reports to include information about the density of breast tissue. Dense tissue can make cancer harder to find on a mammogram.
Chris reviews Saturday Night Lives parody of the healthcare.gov rollout, the Eagles loss to the Giants, and the divergent re-election prospects for Chris Christie and Tom Corbett. He also talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup.
The governor is urging voters to contact their legislators and make known their desire for passage of a transportation funding bill.
Gov. Corbett said the change allowing doctors to offer condolences will improve the relationship between patients and their health care providers.
Chris looks at who is to blame for the failures of the healthcare.gov rollout, assesses the difference in media coverage of Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey, and discusses the most recent media attacks on Texas Senator Ted Cruz. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
The money had been approved by the state legislature this year but held up by the Corbett administration, which said the money was contingent on whether the school district obtained sufficient concessions from the Philadelphia teachers’ union.