Commonwealth Confidential Archive: February, 2011

Corbett names ChesCo resident to chair utility commission

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Governor Tom Corbett has appointed Robert F. Powelson of Chester County to serve as chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission... Read more

Corbett cabinet shares connubial commitments

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They say bald eagles mate for life. So, too, it seems, do Gov. Corbett’s nominees for top administrative posts. Of 21 cabinet or cabinet... Read more

Scarnati to go "on the road" with enviros?

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It may not be a "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"-style road trip, but Sen. Scarnati says he's willing to consider joining environmentalists... Read more

Corbett: Policy repeal is first step toward lifting drilling moratorium

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Over the weekend, Gov. Corbett quietly repealed a Rendell policy designed, environmental advocates say, to help protect state parks and forests... Read more

Corbett nixes Rendell drilling policy on state lands

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Gov. Corbett has made good on his promise to reverse one of Ed Rendell's last acts as governor: he has rescinded an effective moratorium on... Read more

Voters like Corbett but doubt no-tax pledge, back Rendell on gambling

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By a three-to-one margin voters say they like what Gov. Corbett's is doing one month into his term. But an overwhelming number (95 percent)... Read more

Crawford tapped as VP for lobbying heavyweight S.R. Wojdak

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Steve Crawford, Gov. Rendell’s former chief of staff, is crossing 3rd Street in front of the Capitol for a new gig with a fancy new title:... Read more

U.S. Rep. Meehan: Asleep at the job

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Ok, so he's not sleeping on the job, but newly-elected U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan admits, he's sleeping at the job. Now a government watchdog... Read more