Pennsylvania’s First Lady Hits The Ground Running

Harrisburg Patriot-News It was easy to miss Governor and Mrs. Corbett in the near-capacity crowd Sunday at The Forum for Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra’s final pops concert of the season. They didn’t bring an entourage or do a lot of glad-handing. They were merely there as one of the crowd, clapping and smiling at the end […]

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A Victory For America

National Review Bin Laden saw us as evil and weak, and turned out to be wrong on both counts. The Russians have a proverb, “God hurries not, but misses not.” In the case of Osama bin Laden, we may have been in a hurry, but still had to wait ten long years since the day […]

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Corbett Nominees Advance

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gov. Tom Corbett’s replacement as attorney general and nominee for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources received strong recommendations from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Long-time federal prosecutor Linda Kelly, 61, who previously worked for Mr. Corbett as his first assistant when he was U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh, was recommended for […]

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Corbett Signs First Bill Into Law

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gov. Tom Corbett signed his first bill into law on Monday, repealing a requirement that new homes built in Pennsylvania include sprinkler systems. In his brief remarks before signing, Mr. Corbett called the repeal a “common-sense” move, saying that the decision on whether a house has sprinklers should be up to the homeowner. […]

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New Pa. Governor Tom Corbett Takes Oath

NBC Philadelphia Tom Corbett became Pennsylvania’s 46th Governor in temperatures just above freezing and chilling rain in Harrisburg. Governor Corbett was sworn in on the steps of the east entrance to the state Capitol. Pa. Supreme Court chief justice Ron Castille administered the oath. The new governor placed his left hand on the 1698 William Penn Bible from […]

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Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett To Nominate Secretaries Of State, Revenue; Names Chief Information Officer

Harrisburg Patriot-News Gov.-elect Tom Corbett announced plans today to nominate Carol Aichele as secretary of the Commonwealth and Dan Meuser to head the Department of Revenue. Those nominations must be confirmed by a majority vote in the state Senate. Corbett also named George White, 53, and chief information officer for the administration. Today’s nominations come […]

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Corbett Taps Charles Zogby As Top Budget Adviser

Centre Daily Times Tom Corbett filled the hot seat in his prospective Cabinet on Wednesday by appointing former state education chief Charles Zogby as his budget secretary, while the man Corbett tapped to become his chief of staff said he has changed his mind and is accepting a job with the governor-elect’s longtime political consultant. […]

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Corbett Names Corrections, Police Heads; Inaugural Website Goes Live

Amy Worden Philadelphia Inquirer Make it three nominees for Gov-elect Corbett’s new cabinet. Today Corbett — the current state Attorney General — named the top investigator in his office to lead the Pennsylvania State Police and a central Pennsylvania county jail warden to head the state Corrections Department. Corbett will be sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 46th governor on Jan. […]

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Corbett Indicates He’ll Be A Man Of Few Words

Brad Bumsted Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Saying he is still in “grand jury mode,” Attorney General Tom Corbett, governor-elect of Pennsylvania, made it clear that as governor he won’t say much about issues until he is absolutely ready to make an announcement. “I’m not Ed Rendell,” said Corbett, a Shaler Republican, referring to the loquacious outgoing governor […]

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Corbett’s Education Vision Includes Clear School Grading System

Brad Bumsted and Salena Zito Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Under Republican Gov.-elect Tom Corbett’s vision for education reform, Pennsylvania schools would be graded “A through F” so parents can clearly gauge how well their children’s schools are performing.It is an integral part of Corbett’s plan for school choice. Students attending schools graded “F” would be in line […]

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