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(A Philadelphia PD civil affairs officer, wearing red armband, guides Gov. Corbett's entourage away from nearby protesters and police.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

School Protesters Chase Gov. Corbett From Olney To Center City

Outside the Bellevue, at Broad and Walnut, protesters shouted, “Shame, shame!” at the governor.

01/17/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Corbett Sidesteps Philly Protests For SRC Announcement

As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett filled two seats on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

01/17/2014

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Judge Strikes Down Photo ID Requirement For Pennsylvania Voters

A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania’s voters to show photo identification at the polls.

01/17/2014

(City councilman Bill Green, in file photo from City of Phila. TV)

Corbett To Tap Green To Head SRC

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission should soon be back to full strength. KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.

01/17/2014

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Corbett’s Medicaid Expansion Plan Gets Mixed Reception at Phila. Hearings

The plan includes major Medicaid reforms designed to reduce costs to the state, including monthly premiums for adults, work-search requirements, and caps on the number of medical visits and tests that can be performed.

01/03/2014

(The Philadelphia hearings on Gov. Corbett's Medicaid plan are scheduled for the National Constitution Center.  File photo by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

Health Care Advocates Lining up to Testify About Corebett’s Proposed Medicaid Plan

The hearing was originally scheduled for the morning, but interest in the hearings has been high and registration filled so quickly that the department added an afternoon session. And that filled up, too.

01/02/2014

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Wholesale Gasoline Tax in Pa. Goes Up By 9.5¢/Gal.

The tax rises 9.5 cents today, then another 9.5 cents in 2015.

01/01/2014

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

Gov. Corbett Ends Pursuit of British Firm To Privatize Pa. Lottery

Gov. Tom Corbett is ending his pursuit of the operator of the British national lottery to run the Pennsylvania Lottery in a privatization deal.

12/30/2013

(Philadelphia School District headquarters, at 440 North Broad Street.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

2013 IN REVIEW: Phila. School Funding at a Crossroads

City Council president Darrell Clarke got fellow lawmakers to agree to a plan that would recover money sent to the school district by selling some unused school buildings to developers.

12/27/2013

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
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Local Environmental Group Applauds Pa. High Court Decision on Fracking Law

The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.

12/20/2013

(State rep Brian Simms speaks with reporters about Gov. Corbett's support for gay antidiscrimination legislation.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Gov. Corbett Backs Gay Anti-Discrimination Law, If Not Gay Marriage

State representative Brian Simms applauds the governor’s announcement — even if it appears to be a move to gain support for reëlection.

12/18/2013

(Gov. Corbett signs child abuse legislation in Mechanicsburg, Pa.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Signs New Child Abuse Legislation

One of those bills, considered by many to be the centerpiece of the package, clarifies the definition of child abuse, which sponsor Scott Petri (R-Bucks) says has heretofore been weak.

12/18/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett examines a prescription drug drop-off box during a press event in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Putting Hundreds of Leftover-Rx Drop Boxes Around State

Governor Tom Corbett says proper disposal of unused prescription drugs is important not just to stop abuse but to keep them out of the environment.

12/16/2013

(PA Governor Tom Corbett. Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

PA Gov Race Gets Unofficial Kickoff

The race for Pennsylvania’s next governor got its unofficial start inside the hotels and private clubs of midtown Manhattan on Saturday.

12/14/2013

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Health: Next Step Taken To Overhaul and Expand Pennsylvania Medicaid

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.

12/06/2013

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