Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett Calls Meeting With Obama Productive

Kari Andren Harrisburg Patriot-News Gov.-elect Tom Corbett was among nearly two dozen newly elected governors who met with President Barack Obama in Washington on Thursday. The roughly hour-and-a-half meeting at Blair House, which stands opposite the White House, also included Vice President Joe Biden and a number of Cabinet secretaries. Corbett described the meeting as […]

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Pa. Gov-Elect To Meet With Transition Team Members

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Corbett is meeting with his transition team to begin building a new administration. The Republican plans to huddle with team members Tuesday at their charter meeting in Harrisburg. Corbett promised during his campaign to balance the state budget mainly through spending cuts, without increasing state taxes or fees, despite a projected multibillion-dollar […]

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Three In Governors’ Mansions Got Their Start In W.Pa.

Salena Zito Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Gov.-elect Tom Corbett isn’t the only Republican whose blue-collar roots in Western Pennsylvania helped propel him to a governor’s mansion in this month’s elections. It’s an upbringing that teaches practical life lessons, especially for politicians, said one sociologist. And it produces warm memories that aren’t easy to forget, said Indiana Gov. […]

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Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett Announces Members Of Transition Team

Angela Couloumbis The Philadelphia Inquirer Gov.-elect Tom Corbett drew on top names in the state’s Republican establishment as he began assembling his transition team Wednesday, saying they would help him shape his administration as well as draft a plan for reforming state government by his first week in office.Speaking to reporters at the Capitol, Corbett […]

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As Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett Follows The Lead Of N.J.’s Christie, Expect Quick Reform, Deep Budget Cuts

Cynthia Burton and Angela Couloumbis The Philadelphia Inquirer Surrounded by his family and Pennsylvania’s Republican elite, Gov.-elect Tom Corbett looked into the election-night crowd in Pittsburgh and said, “Throughout the campaign, people asked me, ‘What kind of role model do you have?’ I reminded them: Just look across the Delaware River to New Jersey. Take […]

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Corbett Defeats Onorato In Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

Tom Infield Philadelphia Inquirer Republican Tom Corbett, the twice-elected Pennsylvania attorney general who capitalized on his reputation as a corruption fighter in Harrisburg, was elected governor by a solid margin Tuesday. On a day when Republicans also captured the state House to reign supreme in the Capitol, Corbett rather easily defeated Democrat Dan Onorato in […]

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