A spokeswoman said Thursday that Corbett's office is working on the paperwork for Harrisburg and the governor expects to sign it as early as next week.
A bill Corbett signed earlier Thursday opens the door to what observers say is the most aggressive intervention yet by the state government into the affairs of a Pennsylvania city.
Corbett must first declare a city to be in a state of fiscal emergency. After that, he can order a troubled city to obey financial plans drawn up by his appointees. Last week, the city filed for federal bankruptcy protection.