Pa. Lawmaker Presses Governor On Transportation FundingIn an apparent effort to jump start the issue,Pennsylvania state senator Jake Corman is introducing legislation that would implement the recommendations of a panel appointed by Governor Corbett to study transportation funding.
Corbett Seeks Scaled-Back Toehold For State School Voucher ProgramPennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is proposing a more modest tuition voucher program as part of a school reform proposal he unveiled Tuesday morning at a charter school in York, Pa.
Mayor Nutter Names Novelist Lorene Cary To School Reform CommissionCary's novel, "The Price of a Child," was the first "One Book, One Philadelphia" pick in 2003, and she founded Art Sanctuary 13 years ago.
Corbett's Fracking 'Impact Fees' Fall Short, Says Pennsylvania Environmental GroupTracy Carluccio of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network says the proposed fees pale in comparison to the damage that can be done by fracking.
Gov. Corbett Unveils Proposed 'Impact Fees' on Natural Gas DrillersThe governor is proposing a fee that would collect a total of $160,000 per natural gas well over a 10-year period.
Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Hints At Possible New Corbett Funding PlanPennsylvania’s transportation secretary is raising the possibility that Governor Tom Corbett may not make his much-anticipated proposal on transportation funding that was expected this fall.
Pennsylvania, Preparing For Severe Flooding, Declares 'Level 1' Alert At the PEMA operations center in suburban Harrisburg, Governor Tom Corbett said the focus right now is on the central part of the state, along the Susquehanna River.
Gov. Corbett Signs Disaster Declaration For Pennsylvania As Irene NearsGovernor Corbett says the disaster declaration will enable state and local governments to respond more quickly and efficiently to any problems the storm may cause.
Pa. Panel Recommends Higher Gasoline Taxes and Vehicle FeesAs expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s "Transportation Funding Commission" has recommended increasing fuel taxes and vehicle fees to raise new money for roads, bridges, and mass transit.
Gov. Corbett Signs Pa. Self-Defense, Lawsuit Liability Law UpdatesGovernor Tom Corbett has signed into law a controversial bill expanding a person’s right to use lethal force in self-defense in Pennsylvania.
Pa. Legislature Softens State's 'Joint and Several' Legal Liability LawUnder the current law known as "joint and several," in lawsuits involving multiple defendants, any one defendant can be on the hook for the entire judgment if codefendants can’t pay.
PennDOT Considers 8-Year Driver's License RenewalsThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is looking for ways to cut administrative costs so it can save more of its funding for infrastructure maintenance and repairs.
Pa. Legislature Approves Extension of Unemployment Benefits For ThousandsThe bill, passed by the House on Thursday and the Senate on Friday, will not only preserve unemployment benefits for 45,000 Pennsylvanians in the short-term, it will also provide additional benefits for 90,000 others through the end of the calendar year.
Philadelphia Protesters Urge Gov. Corbett To Spend 'Rainy Day' FundEducation advocates opened umbrellas today outside Philadelphia City Hall to urge Gov. Tom Corbett to spend Pennsylvania's "rainy day" fund on schools and social programs.
Susan Corbett, Wife Of Pa. Governor, Visits Philadelphia's Settlement Music SchoolPennsylvania first lady Susan Corbett visited the Settlement Music School in South Philadelphia to view firsthand its preschool arts enrichment program that helps low-income children develop their skills.