August 19, 2013
Dear Pennsylvania Democratic Party,
If it wasn’t such a bold-faced attack on family sustaining Pennsylvania jobs, we might actually be celebrating how your support of natural gas drilling ban has been a complete embarrassment for your party. When a former Democratic Governor, 18 Democratic legislators (including the Democratic Leader in the House) and even your own Democratic gubernatorial candidates agree that Governor Corbett’s pro-energy agenda is creating jobs, you know you are on the wrong side of this issue. Continue reading
HARRISBURG, PA – Governor Tom Corbett today publicly released an additional five years of tax returns, bringing his total of publicly disclosed tax returns to ten years. He is now calling on the Democratic candidates for governor to do the same. In making the request, the campaign made note of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party officials with a track record of supporting the release of tax returns over an extended period of time. Additionally, the Corbett campaign has called on the Wolf campaign to release his corporate tax returns for the past ten years. Continue reading
April 22, 2014
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $41.7 million in 13 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
“The investments that we make today in our environment and economy will improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in all corners of the Commonwealth,” Governor Corbett said. “The PENNVEST Board’s actions bring crucial financial resources to bear that will improve water quality and increase economic opportunity for all of us.”
Of the $41.7 million, $32.9 million is for low-interest loans and $8.8 million is offered as grants. Continue reading
Harrisburg –Governor Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation recognizing April 22, 2014 as “Earth Day” in Pennsylvania. This year’s celebration marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day, a movement which elevated the nation’s consciousness and awareness of environmental stewardship and civic duty.
This year’s theme, “Pick It Up – Pennsylvania,” is aimed at encouraging continued citizen involvement in helping to beautify Pennsylvania by collecting and properly recycling or disposing of litter across the commonwealth. Corbett noted that in 2013, over 137,000 volunteers across Pennsylvania collected 6.1 million pounds of litter along the commonwealth’s roadways, trails and shorelines. Continue reading
April 21, 2014
Harrisburg –Continuing to advance his JOBS1stPA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today visited family-run The Meadows Original Frozen Custard to reopen the company’s flagship store in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
“Today, we are celebrating small businesses like The Meadows that form the backbone of Pennsylvania’s economy,” Corbett said. “Our 236,000 small businesses make up 95% of total businesses in Pennsylvania and account for 50 percent of our private-sector employment. By building a stronger Pennsylvania, we are creating a jobs-friendly climate that enables small businesses like The Meadows to thrive.” Continue reading