Posts Tagged ‘Corbett’

Corbett eases ‘job search requirement’ in Medicaid plan

Perhaps to appease the far-right of his base, when Gov. Tom Corbett introduced his Medicaid expansion alternative plan last fall, he added one weird trick: A job search requirement. On Thursday, he backed off that part of his so-called Healthy PA plan, giving the alt-health care program a better chance of federal approval. The Medicaid expansion program is a...

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Philly Democrats preempt Corbett budget by outlining priorities

Philly Democrats preempt Corbett budget by outlining priorities

On Thursday morning, Philadelphia’s delegation to the Pennsylvania Senate spoke about their budget proposals for the next fiscal year, calling for a $300 million increase in education funding. Just 23 percent of voters believe Gov. Tom Corbett deserves a second term, but they still need to take on another budget he signs, which the governor plans to outline...

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Tom Corbett: Highest gubernatorial salary in U.S.

Rock the Capital has some pretty unforgiving news out today. Mainly: Governor Tom Corbett is the highest paid governor in the United States! According to The Book of the States, 2013, Corbett’s salary is $187,256, which is more than $8,000 more than the next highest-paid governor: New York. Corbett, it should be known, did not take his cost-of-living increase...

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Gov. Corbett endorses weed? No, but here’s how he could

Gov. Corbett endorses weed? No, but here’s how he could

Have you heard? Tom Corbett (kind of, almost, vaguely, but not really) endorsed weed! Yep. The guy who once called marijuana the “most addictive gateway drug” apparently now believed—according to his spokesman—that if the Food and Drug Administration said there were appropriate uses for medical pot, he’d be open to take that “into consideration.” “If...

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PA government panel links Medicaid expansion to gun violence prevention

PA government panel links Medicaid expansion to gun violence prevention

An advisory committee created thorough a 2013 state Senate resolution has found that Pennsylvania is inadequate at dealing with gun violence and should look at changes to both existing gun laws and mental health laws. The committee, created via a resolution sponsored by State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Bucks), actually has 44 recommendations for government, law...

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Is Corbett serious about fighting for LGBT discrimination bill? (Probably not.)

Is Corbett serious about fighting for LGBT discrimination bill? (Probably not.)

Something weird happened last week. Seemingly out of nowhere, Gov. Tom Corbett told the Inquirer he was “coming out in support” of state legislation which would end discrimination based on sexual orientation and identity. That legislation—House Bill 300 and Senate Bill 300—was introduced to large fanfare back in May 2013, with both Democratic and Republican...

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How many times have we heard things getting “worse” for Corbett?

How many times have we heard things getting “worse” for Corbett?

Public Policy Polling released data yesterday concerning Pennsylvania politics, and, as usual, it’s not looking good for Governor Tom Corbett. Not only does he trail all seven potential Democratic candidates in the primary; not only do 65 percent of Pennsylvanians disapprove of his performance; but, as it turns out, Tom Corbett is now the least popular governor...

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Amidst new dire polling, Gov. Corbett attacks Rep. Schwartz and Obamacare

Amidst new dire polling, Gov. Corbett attacks Rep. Schwartz and Obamacare

You know what they say: When the going gets tough, attack your potential opponent. This morning, Franklin and Marshall released a poll showing Pennsylvania governor’s Tom Corbett’s poll numbers numbers stuck in a rut. Just one in five voters thinks he is doing a good or excellent job  and an entire 67 percent of Pennsylvanians think it’s time for...

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Why Pat Toomey won’t replace Gov. Corbett in PA governor’s race

Why Pat Toomey won’t replace Gov. Corbett in PA governor’s race

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: A weak-looking executive incumbent faces a soon-coming re-election battle as the opposition party salivates over the following year’s election day. Meanwhile, anonymous members of the executive’s own party begin leaking rumors about a possible challenge from a more-respected party...

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Corbett’s incest remarks: Was he actually trying to be sensitive?

Corbett’s incest remarks: Was he actually trying to be sensitive?

If anyone’s gotten used to apologizing for making stupid comments, it’s Gov. Corbett. Over the past two-and-a-half years, he’s managed to insult women, the LGBT community, the poor, and just about everyone’s sense of decency in his oddly-timed and weird public remarks. Most recently, he was asked by CBS 21 Harrisburg’s Sherry Christian about his...

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