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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 18, 2011
Republican lawmakers from Franklin County, Pa., shared excitement Tuesday that Tom Corbett had been sworn in as the state's 46th governor. "It's a fresh start. ... This is just a breath of fresh air," said state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland. Kauffman was on his way to the inaugural ball Tuesday evening, after watching the mid-day ceremony from an office window at the Capitol. "We're excited about turning things around in the commonwealth," Kauffman said. State Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, said the ceremony took less than an hour in a light rain on the slushy, snow-covered grounds.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 21, 2012
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is scheduled to speak about business initiatives April 4 at a luncheon in Chambersburg. The chambers of commerce in Franklin County, Pa., are distributing invitations in partnership with the Franklin County Area Development Corp. “This is an event that will be open to the public. There is a $25 registration fee,” said L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. “The proceeds from this event will go to the9/11memorial at Letterkenny Chapel,” he said.
NEWS
May 25, 2011
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has issued flag orders involving a Greencastle soldier killed in Afghanistan. On Saturday, U.S. and state flags should be lowered to half-staff at the Capitol Complex and state facilities in Franklin County in honor of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Benjamin Bitner, 37, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 23. A memorial service will be held in Greencastle on Saturday. On Monday, May 30, U.S. and state flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon at state government facilities across Pennsylvania in observance of Memorial Day.
NEWS
July 12, 2012
Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary-Anne Gordon and Tuscarora Area Development Association board member Don MacAskill joined representatives of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and other local chamber leaders from across the state to attend a breakfast policy discussion Thursday with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. “It was an honor to attend this intimate conversation with a handful of other chambers. The Corbett administration has proven they are available to our local businesses and want to know more about us and our needs,” Gordon said in a news release.
NEWS
July 6, 2011
While a consultant wraps up a study into the pros and cons of privatizing Pennsylvania's state-controlled liquor and wine business, the current proprietor said Tuesday that its financial condition has never looked better. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said sales at state stores for the year that ended Thursday set a record at nearly $2 billion — a 4 percent increase from last year — and generated a record $496 million in profit and tax revenue for the state treasury to help finance other state services.
NEWS
November 1, 2011
Pennsylvania is getting set to join more than 30 other states that ban all motorists from texting while driving. The state Senate's vote on Tuesday, 45-5, approved an amended version of a bill it easily passed in June and sent it to the desk of Gov. Tom Corbett, who is expected to sign it. The ban would take effect 120 days after Corbett signs it. Although the House stripped out a provision that would also punish drivers for talking on a...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 25, 2011
In town for a political fundraiser Wednesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said he's prepared to make "tough cuts" and ensure the state legislature passes a budget on time after years of failing to do so under a previous administration. "No other governor, I think, has faced a $4.2 billion deficit. We had to produce a budget in six weeks," Corbett said. The governor attended a fundraiser at the Mercersburg Inn for state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin. Rock said he expected to be joined by about 70 people, including House Majority Leader Mike Turzai.
NEWS
By BILL KOHLER | billk@herald-mail.com | September 27, 2012
A Franklin County steel manufacturing facility plans to expand and add nearly 100 jobs, state and local officials said Thursday. Olympic Steel Inc. will expand its steel processing facility at 1599 and 1530 Nitterhouse Drive, creating 90 new manufacturing jobs and investing $11 million for the purchase of new equipment and training of new employees, the company and Gov. Tom Corbett announced in a news release. Corbett said the company was considering expanding at two similar plants in Ohio but selected the Chambersburg plant to better serve the company's East Coast customers.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 8, 2011
Calling it a budget without "gimmicks," Franklin County, Pa., legislators praised Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed spending plan unveiled Tuesday for its fiscal restraint, while saying some of the cuts, notably those in education, will be painful across the state. "It's going to be tough back home, particularly because of the cuts in education," said state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin. Rock, a former Waynesboro Area School Board member, said he would imagine school boards will struggle with the $550 million in reduced basic education spending if passed.
OPINION
April 2, 2013
Take our bread and give us booze? To the editor: Gov. Tom Corbett and the Republican-run General Assembly seem to be hell-bent on making things tougher in Pennsylvania. First, he slashes services that bear food benefits, mental health care and education, and then, he proposes to gives us “convenient” alcohol. Should the most vulnerable citizens have social lifelines taken away and given unfettered booze on shelves near our churches, highways and homes? And as we contemplate that question, let me remind you that our current liquor stores bring in $200 million a year - conservatively - to help fund the very programs he's cut. The new liquor stores will not share profits with the public.
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OPINION
April 2, 2013
Take our bread and give us booze? To the editor: Gov. Tom Corbett and the Republican-run General Assembly seem to be hell-bent on making things tougher in Pennsylvania. First, he slashes services that bear food benefits, mental health care and education, and then, he proposes to gives us “convenient” alcohol. Should the most vulnerable citizens have social lifelines taken away and given unfettered booze on shelves near our churches, highways and homes? And as we contemplate that question, let me remind you that our current liquor stores bring in $200 million a year - conservatively - to help fund the very programs he's cut. The new liquor stores will not share profits with the public.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 5, 2013
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday laid out a budget plan that calls for increased spending for public schoolchildren, senior citizens and individuals with developmental disabilities after years of cutting or flat-funding many programs. Corbett also vowed to tackle some of the state's biggest issues, such as crumbling roads and the troubled pension system. He re-emphasized initiatives to replace state-run liquor stores with twice as many privately operated wine and liquor stores.
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By BILL KOHLER | billk@herald-mail.com | September 27, 2012
A Franklin County steel manufacturing facility plans to expand and add nearly 100 jobs, state and local officials said Thursday. Olympic Steel Inc. will expand its steel processing facility at 1599 and 1530 Nitterhouse Drive, creating 90 new manufacturing jobs and investing $11 million for the purchase of new equipment and training of new employees, the company and Gov. Tom Corbett announced in a news release. Corbett said the company was considering expanding at two similar plants in Ohio but selected the Chambersburg plant to better serve the company's East Coast customers.
NEWS
July 12, 2012
Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary-Anne Gordon and Tuscarora Area Development Association board member Don MacAskill joined representatives of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and other local chamber leaders from across the state to attend a breakfast policy discussion Thursday with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. “It was an honor to attend this intimate conversation with a handful of other chambers. The Corbett administration has proven they are available to our local businesses and want to know more about us and our needs,” Gordon said in a news release.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2012
Addressing economic concerns in a speech Wednesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett told a  crowd he believes that Franklin County is poised for future growth and job creation. The governor said he has even discussed Franklin and neighboring Adams counties with European business leaders looking to relocate to the United States. Corbett also said he knows of Maryland workers commuting daily from the southern portions of Pennsylvania. He said former Maryland Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.has expressed envy to him regarding Pennsylvania's economic climate.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 21, 2012
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is scheduled to speak about business initiatives April 4 at a luncheon in Chambersburg. The chambers of commerce in Franklin County, Pa., are distributing invitations in partnership with the Franklin County Area Development Corp. “This is an event that will be open to the public. There is a $25 registration fee,” said L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. “The proceeds from this event will go to the9/11memorial at Letterkenny Chapel,” he said.
NEWS
November 1, 2011
Pennsylvania is getting set to join more than 30 other states that ban all motorists from texting while driving. The state Senate's vote on Tuesday, 45-5, approved an amended version of a bill it easily passed in June and sent it to the desk of Gov. Tom Corbett, who is expected to sign it. The ban would take effect 120 days after Corbett signs it. Although the House stripped out a provision that would also punish drivers for talking on a...
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2011
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett made several stops Wednesday in Franklin County, Pa., including the Manitowoc plant, where he saw finishing touches being put on cranes awaiting shipment around the globe. “Pennsylvania's business partners are not simply here in Pennsylvania or in the United States; they're around the world. We need to be competitive,” Corbett said. Two product upgrades earlier in the year boosted production for the line of rough-terrain cranes, Production Manager Rusty Schellhase said.
NEWS
July 6, 2011
While a consultant wraps up a study into the pros and cons of privatizing Pennsylvania's state-controlled liquor and wine business, the current proprietor said Tuesday that its financial condition has never looked better. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said sales at state stores for the year that ended Thursday set a record at nearly $2 billion — a 4 percent increase from last year — and generated a record $496 million in profit and tax revenue for the state treasury to help finance other state services.
NEWS
May 25, 2011
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has issued flag orders involving a Greencastle soldier killed in Afghanistan. On Saturday, U.S. and state flags should be lowered to half-staff at the Capitol Complex and state facilities in Franklin County in honor of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Benjamin Bitner, 37, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 23. A memorial service will be held in Greencastle on Saturday. On Monday, May 30, U.S. and state flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon at state government facilities across Pennsylvania in observance of Memorial Day.
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