Governor’s Office News

Kent Jackson Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice State pension debt is rising at an unsustainable level, creating a problem that the government can’t tax its way out of, Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday in Sugarloaf Township. Corbett asked diners at Tom’s Kitchen to press their lawmakers to change pension rules before the costs drive up school taxes [...] Read More
Bill O’Boyle Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Gov. Tom Corbett came to Luzerne County Thursday to tout his reform plan for the financially strained state pension system. “All you have to do is look at the numbers,” Corbett said. “It’s a problem.” Corbett was at Tom’s Country Kitchen on Route 93 in Sugarloaf to continue his statewide tour to [...] Read More
Steve Twedt Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Saying “the fear-mongering needs to stop,” Gov. Tom Corbett announced Monday that he has created a “Patients First” leadership team to address the ongoing contract dispute between Pittsburgh health care giants Highmark and UPMC. Mr. Corbett said he has directed state insurance commissioner Michael Consedine and Department of Health Secretary Michael [...] Read More
John Best Lehigh Valley Express-Times Two Northampton County elementary schools made the grade today with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. Corbett visited the Wilson Area School District to present Williams Township and Wilson Borough elementary schools with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics. This is the first year for the awards, which are based on the 2012-13 School [...] Read More
Ellen Ferretti Secretary, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Erie Times News …As proposed, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources budget for conservation and recreation efforts, including a robust community grant program, will remain intact at a time of significant funding challenges in state government. The governor also plans to make the largest [...] Read More
Lehigh Valley Express-Times Staff and Wire Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife met with Pope Francis in Rome today. Corbett is in Rome for meetings on behalf of the World Meeting of Families. “As a member of the Roman Catholic faith, and in seeing the remarkable impact Pope Francis has had throughout the world, meeting him was a [...] Read More
By: Julian Routh WESA Potential budget cuts to the Army National Guard have received opposition from 50 governors across the country, including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett… Jay Pagni, press secretary for Corbett, said the cuts would “threaten” hundreds of thousands of guardsmen across the country by minimizing squadrons and regimens. Corbett wants the U.S. Department [...] Read More
Governor Tom Corbett Allentown Morning Call The main message in the state budget I presented last week is that Pennsylvania has turned a corner in its journey to prosperity and is now ready to hit full economic stride. After adding back nearly every job lost in the Great Recession and experiencing an expansion of the [...] Read More
Mike McGann Unionville Times The worst is over for most Chester County residents in the wake of this past week’s devastating ice storm, that left hundreds of thousands without power or heat, as Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley came to the county to thank emergency workers and continue to offer the state’s support for recovery and [...] Read More
Robert Swift Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice The governor’s proposed budget provides $2 million in state aid for the first time to help Children’s Advocacy Centers do their work, a key recommendation of a special task force that called for an overhaul of the child protection system following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The report [...] Read More