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1 hr ago | Post-gazette.com

Wolf again hits Corbett on education funding

On a tour of a Washington County middle school, Democrat Tom Wolf reaffirmed his criticisms of the education funding policies of Gov. Tom Corbett. Their differing interpretations of the fiscal record have been a staple of the campaign, one renewed in a series of dueling commercials over the past week.

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3 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Mystery surrounds hunt for Pa. trooper's killerMystery surrounds hunt ...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett vowed Monday that authorities won't rest until an arrest is made in the fatal shooting of a state trooper three days ago. Mystery surrounds hunt for Pa.

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7 hrs ago | SFGate

Medical marijuana supporters hold Capitol rally

Buoyed by the prospect of legislative action on a medical marijuana bill, dozens of supporters called for its passage at a Capitol rally Monday as Pennsylvania lawmakers returned from their summer recess. Parents of sick children and patients with painful medical conditions spoke at the rally about the consequences of state laws that keep marijuana illegal.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Governors, Lebanon County, PA, Science / Technology

8 hrs ago | The Progressive

Tom Corbett's Sharp Right Turn

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is facing a tough battle for reelection this fall. He ran as a moderate in 2010, but ever since he took office, he's moved sharply to the right.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors, Gettysburg College, US News, Education Etc., Liberal Political News

9 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

Spring Grove circle fifth and final dedication for fallen York County officer, soldiers

Tome family unveils sign dedicating Spring Grove traffic circle to Northern York County Police Officer David D. Tome. Friends and family of the late Officer David D. Tome gathered Monday on the anniversary of his marriage to his wife, Dody.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Spring Grove, PA, US Governors

10 hrs ago | Statecollege.com

State Asks Court to Rule in Right to Know Request for Penn State E-mails

State officials have asked a court to weigh in on a Right to Know request for e-mails exchanged between former Education Secretary Ron Tomalis, Penn State trustees and administrators, and the governor and his aides. The Department of Education asked the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Friday to weigh in on a decision reached by the state's Office of Open Records regarding the e-mails.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Penn State University Park

10 hrs ago | Patch.com

Roxborough ShopRite Bags Hunger Wednesday

Local firefighters and police officers will be bagging groceries on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the ShopRite of Roxborough to mark the official day to "Help Fight Hunger," as declared by Governor Tom Corbett.

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12 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

Auditor General wants details on the $48 million spent in preparation of Healthy PA plan

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said he has asked Gov. Tom Corbett for details on $48 million spent by the commonwealth to date to prepare for the launch of the Healthy PA program to provide health care coverage for Pennsylvanians. "Healthy PA only recently received approval from the federal government and has yet to provide health care coverage to anyone, but according to a Sept.

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16 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

The horror of ill-informed citizens

The movie was filmed in western Pennsylvania, and it stars a lawyer/actor who has run for judge in the past. The attorney is also a star in a recent campaign ad for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.

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21 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Pike trooper killed, another hurt in ambush

Two Pennsylvania troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in Pike County during a late-night shift change Friday, leaving one dead and another injured. One trooper was leaving the barracks in Blooming Grove and another was arriving when shots were fired at 10:50 p.m. Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US Governors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Pension overhaul languishing in Pa. Legislature?

Legislators returning today to the Capitol are expected to take up several bills during their monthlong stint before the election, but there is little sign yet that the pension overhaul promoted by Gov. Tom Corbett will be among those headed to his desk. House Republicans' efforts to pass the legislation remaking retirement benefits for future state and public school workers consumed significant energy in the lead-up to the signing of the state budget in July.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Governors, US News

Crooks and Liars

Is Vulnerable Gov Pat Quinn (D. IL) Finally Rebounding In The Polls?

Two new polls show the most vulnerable Democratic Governor this election season starting to pull ahead of his Mitt Romney-esque opponent. It's been known for a while that Governor Pat Quinn is one of the most vulnerable Governor's struggling to win a second term this election season.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mitt Romney, Illinois, Illinois Government, Rod Blagojevich

The Times-Tribune

Disclose drug source

Botched executions by lethal injection in several other states this year haven't stopped the Corbett administration from trying to keep secret the source of drugs it will use for an impending execution in Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Guardian U.S. and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued in federal court for public disclosure of the drugs' source.

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The Citizens' Voice

Corbett orders flags lowered

Gov. Tom Corbett on Saturday ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Pike County to fly at half staff to honor of slain state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Pike County, PA, Dunmore, PA, Olyphant, PA

PennLive.com

Here's why Tom Corbett can't win in November: Tony May

As I started to write this column, I went to theanswerbank.com to look up the background of the phrase "He's toast" and there, next to the top answer, was an ad for Tom Corbett with his picture. Case in point: the governor chose this week to do an about-face on his on-going support of Pennsylvania common core education standards.

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The York Daily Record

Healthy PA plan must run smoothly

If all of the York County residents who lack health insurance lived in York, they would nearly make up the entire population of the city. According to figures provided by the Healthy York County Coalition, there are 42,317 uninsured people in our county.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WICU12 Erie

Governor, State Police Commissioner Speak on Ambush

Flags are flying at half staff and a manhunt is underway in northeast Pennsylvania after a state police corporal was shot and killed late Friday outside his barracks and a trooper was seriously wounded. Police were stopping traffic near the barracks in Blooming Grove Township Saturday as they looked for information that might lead to a suspect or suspects.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pike County, PA, US Governors

UnionvilleTimes.com

Numbers, both in polls and finance reports tell a story

Not to beat a dead horse, but there are even more bad poll numbers this week to make even the stoutest of Republicans more than a tad worried about not just the fate of Gov. Tom Corbett, but whether an electoral tsunami could hurt down-ballot candidates, but poll numbers may not be the only numbers to tell a story in November. While we're waiting for the final numbers on our own Times Poll , numbers keep coming out that suggest Tom Wolf has a very large lead in the November election race.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Chester County, PA

Evening Sun

State Sen. Scott Wagner has criticized Gov. Corbett, but is campaigning hard for him

Scott Wagner, lives in Spring Garden Township and he is 57 years old submitted State Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden Township, told a crowd in West Manchester Township that he's now on the inside in Harrisburg. Before Wagner got a chance to explain, Gov. Tom Corbett, standing next to him, turned to the crowd and gave a few big, exaggerated head nods.

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PennLive.com

Gov. Tom Corbett calls state police shooting a 'cowardly act'

Gov. Tom Corbett has issued a statement on the state police shooting in Pike County that killed one state trooper and injured another. "Our prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty Friday night outside the Blooming Grove, Pike County, state police barracks.

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