Gov. Tom Corbett was tapped by Archbishop Charles Chaput to serve, along with Mayor Michael Nutter, as honorary co-chair of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, set for next September.
A full year in the making, “Healthy PA” is unlikely to survive far beyond its first month. Governor-elect Tom Wolf has said he intends to replace it with a straight Medicaid expansion.
Finally, the official word of the Pope’s visit came from the Vatican on November 17 and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was there.
The race for Pennsylvania governor was one for the record books… and for the history books.
Whether history will be kinder than voters in assessing the governor’s track record remains to be seen.
“It’s a great day for Pennsylvania and a great day for Philadelphia that we actually get to view an original copy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said during a speech at the exhibit opening.
The Corbett administration has acknowledged that it’s leaving behind a dire state budget situation for Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.
Arthur Bomar, convicted in the 1996 murder of college soccer star Aimee Willard, has lost his second state appeal to get off Pennsylvania death row.
Archbishop Chaput is just back from meetings at the Vatican, where the pope confirmed a week ago he will be visiting Philadelphia at the end of next September.
Some Republicans say it’s still possible to enact far-reaching legislation before Democrat Tom Wolf takes office as Pennsylvania’s governor, even though the Legislature is done for the year.
A group of school districts, parents, and the NAACP are suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, claiming the state’s level of school funding is unconstitutional.
Republican State Senator of Pennsylvania’s 28th District, Scott Wagner talked with WPHT’s Chris Stigall about who’s to blame for Tom Corbett losing his bid for reelection and what he wants to do about it.
Voters will soon get a chance to render their own verdict on the seven-member court, as three spots are up for election next year. Ambitious lawyers and lower-level judges are lining up to make sure there will be choices.
To succeed, Tom Wolf must be judicious in choosing the senior aides who will be his diplomats in the Legislature and quickly establish rapport with key lawmakers, statehouse insiders believe.
Getting elected was step #1 for Tom Wolf. Now, how will he deal with Pennsylvania lawmakers?