Thomas W. Corbett (born June 17, 1949) is the 46th Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States. He is a former Attorney General of Pennsylvania and was elected to that office in 2004 and reelected in 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party. Corbett also served as the Pennsylvania Attorney General from 1995 until 1997 when he was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to fill the unexpired term of Ernie Preate, following Preate's indictment.
Thomas Corbett received his Bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College and was employed as a 9th grade teacher for one year. He earned his J.D. from St. Mary's University Law School. He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard 28th Infantry Division from 1971 to 1984, rising to the rank of Captain. Corbett's ...
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett may be the most adept politician in America.
With the nation focused upon the union-busting Tea Party-backed Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Corbett has snuck in a plan to mine the state’s resources, increase employment, reduce educational problems, and whack unions upside the head at the same time. Miraculously, the public sector unions, so happy they wouldn’t lose collective bargaining, have even said they don’t mind being whacked.
In his first budget address, Corbett said he wants to freeze wages for all state employees, almost every one of them ...
Pennsylvania's governor and other state politicians have been sued in a class action suit after 41,000 residents lost health coverage following the state's axing of an insurance program for low-income workers.
The suit, filed in a state court by three of the affected residents, said freshman Governor Tom Corbett wrongly redirected Pennsylvania's share of the money from a master settlement agreement between cigarette makers and states away from the health plan.
As a result, the health plan, adultBasic Insurance, closed because no other funding provision was made. This left the people who were ...
Even on days of reckoning, some things go on as usual. School groups still clomped up Capitol Rotunda steps for group pictures commemorating visits to the seat of state government. Metal detectors sung shrilly as security guards checked in visitors. And scores of state workers swarmed Strawberry Square for a quick bite to eat and temporary reprieve from their cubicles. By all appearances Tuesday, there were no earthshaking, life-altering ramifications in the wake of Gov. Tom Corbett’s midday budget address that was full of ominous buzzwords for the likes of Pennsylvania’s teachers, ...
Gov Corbett Kicks Off Pocono 400 w/ First-of-its-Kind NASCAR Hauler Parade Gov Corbett Kicks Off Pocono 400 w/ First-of-its-Kind NASCAR Hauler Parade
Governor Tom Corbett today led Pennsylvania's first-of-its-kind hauler parade through Harrisburg, a unique procession of NASCAR racecar haulers on their way ...
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Gov Corbett Discusses Success of Justice Reinvestment Initiative Gov Corbett Discusses Success of Justice Reinvestment Initiative
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett today was recognized by the National Reentry Resource Center for his leadership in the area of criminal justice reform.
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