Governor’s Office News

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
Jan Murphy Harrisburg Patriot-News Making good on a statement he made in his 2011-12 budget address about the need to find a new funding model, Gov. Tom Corbett chose to invest the new money he put into higher education into students. His budget would provide $25 million for a   merit- and income-based aid program [...] Read More
John Finnerty CNHI HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett wants to infuse schools with an extra $387 million – much of it from a program that would reward those that score higher in a new state assessment. Better performing schools would have more flexibility to decide how to spend their share of a $240 million “Ready [...] Read More
Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2014-2015 budget of $29.4 billion would raise Pennsylvania’s spending by nearly a $1 billion. The budget includes no tax increases. That extra spending — 3.3 percent more than 2013-2014 — would go to, among other things, new school funding, new scholarships and economic development. The biggest line items are funding for [...] Read More