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Oil and gas jobs outnumbered steel jobs in Pennsylvania last year

 

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Michael Sanserino

September 17, 2014

Anybody who grew up in Western Pennsylvania, worked in a mill or rooted for a football team called the “Steelers” might find it hard to believe, but there are more people in Pennsylvania working in the oil and gas industry than there are in the steel industry.

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GoggleWorks expansion on track with $2 million grant from state

 

Reported on WFMZ 69News, by Liz Kilmer

September 16, 2014

Efforts to breathe more life into Reading's Entertainment Square were given a boost Tuesday with a visit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

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State awards six Western Pennsylvania schools mentoring grants

 

Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, by Megan Harris

September 16, 2014

The state awarded six Western Pennsylvania schools nearly 40 percent of a $700,000 grant initiative designed to pair high-performing schools with low-performing schools to increase student achievement.

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Lindt warehouse, retail store coming to South Middleton Township

 

Published in the Sentinel

September 10, 2014

After previously announcing its intention to build in the Carlisle area, Lindt USA, a division of the international chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprüngli AG, recently said its distribution center will be located at 40 Logistics Drive, just outside of the borough in South Middleton Township.

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Corbett awards more than $6.3 million in grants to Allegheny County development projects

 

Published in the Pittsburgh Business Times, by Tim Schooley

 

September 10, 2014

 

The Commonwealth Finance Authority has awarded more than $6.3 million in grants through its Multimodal Transportation Fund to help kickstart major real estate development projects in Allegheny County.

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Chris Freind: Natural gas extraction tax is a bad policy

 

Published in the Delaware County Daily News, by Chris Freind

September 2, 2014

It’s no secret that Pennsylvania’s budget woes have put a strain on the state. Since A.) the pot of taxpayer money is not endless; B.) an ever-increasing number of hands are demanding their share from the government till; and C.) the political courage to rein in spending is nonexistent, perhaps we need a tax increase.

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Corbett urges state to continue reviewing national common core education standards

 

Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Eleanor Chute

September 8, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett today issued a news release calling for “continued public review” of state standards in English language arts and math in elementary and secondary public schools.

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LETTER: State education budgets went down in Rendell years, up in Corbett years

 

Published in the Lehigh Valley Live, by Emanuele DeStefano

September 7, 2014

President Franklin Roosevelt claimed that "repetition does not transform a lie into a truth." How the times have changed since his day. Tom Wolf and his PAC-attack minions are telling and retelling the untrue claim that Gov. Tom Corbett cut $1 billion from education. Was Roosevelt wrong? Does repetition transform a lie into truth?

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Gov. Tom Corbett campaigns at York Fair ahead of November election

 

Published in the York Daily Record, by Ed Mahon

September 6, 2014

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett made campaign stops in York County Saturday.

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Mushroom Festival hosts Corbett and opens the street for dancing

 

Published in the Chester Daily Local, by Chris Barber

September 5, 2014

 

Kennett Square’s 29th annual Mushroom Festival debuted Friday evening with a parade featuring a visit from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and a string of citations presented by local legislators.

 

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