Rendell's press secretary to resign

 Inquirer staff writer Angela Couloumbis reports:

Gov. Rendell's press secretary, Chuck Ardo, has informed the governor's office that he will be retiring after a budget deal is struck.

Ardo, 62, said he is leaving because the "physical and emotional toll of the job has caught up with me." Plus, he said, his 11-year-old grandson Dylan is coming to live with him.

Ardo, who started working for Rendell during his first gubernatorial run, doesn't know what he will do after he leaves, but said it will definitely be less "strenuous" work.

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