Corbett marks 100th day as Pennsylvania governor

Gov. Tom Corbett (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 27, 2011 6:06:30 PM PDT
As he marks his 100th day as Pennsylvania's governor, Tom Corbett's no-new-taxes pledge is still stirring debate.

Only months ago, the former attorney general was best known for prosecuting corruption in the Legislature. Now, he's working with legislative leaders to put a Republican stamp on state policies after eight years of power sharing.

Corbett's promise not to increase taxes or fees is central to his biggest political liabilities - his proposed cuts in education spending and his opposition to taxing the state's growing natural-gas industry.

Many GOP lawmakers are looking for ways to blunt the education cuts and backing a fee or tax to pay for road repairs and other impacts of gas drilling proliferating across the state.

Corbett says he's doing exactly what he promised during his campaign.


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