Rendell: GOP votes 'purely political'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Sunday accused Republicans of trying to derail President Obama's efforts to boost the economy for "purely political reasons."

Pa. governor backs tax on gas explorers

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7 (UPI) -- Tapping the vast gas resources locked in shale deposits in Pennsylvania could bring economic stimulus to the state, the governor announced.

12 Haitian children in legal limbo

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Twelve children flown from Haiti to Pittsburgh by a group including Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell are now in legal limbo.
Questions surround Haitian airlift to Pa.

Questions surround Haitian airlift to Pa.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Twelve children flown from Haiti to Pennsylvania remain in limbo, living in juvenile care facilities as guardianship issues are reviewed, officials said.
Rendell, Schwarzenegger praise stimulus

Rendell, Schwarzenegger praise stimulus

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The governors of Pennsylvania and California say it's hypocritical for Republicans to criticize federal stimulus and then take credit for job creation.

Pa.'s Rendell hails 'green' stimulus

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania can build a 21st-century green economy with grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the governor said.
Pennsylvania governor bracing for cold

Pennsylvania governor bracing for cold

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The governor of Pennsylvania signed an emergency declaration to ease restrictions on gas and heating fuel deliveries because of cold weather.

Three Mile Island 'normal' after incident

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Conditions have returned to normal at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear plant after a weekend radiation incident, utility officials say.

Philly strike negotiations break down

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The six-day strike by Philadelphia-area transportation workers will likely continue after negotiations broke down during the weekend, observers say.

Philly spared World Series transit strike

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia transit strike has been averted while the World Series is being played, officials said Saturday.

Pa. lawmakers announce budget compromise

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers announced agreement Friday on a budget "framework" that could end an impasse that has made the state the last to pass a spending plan.

ACLU lobbyist found dead in D.C. park

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union was found dead in Rock Creek Park in Washington, city police said.
Rendell signs part of a Pa. budget bill

Rendell signs part of a Pa. budget bill

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Gov. Ed Rendell signed part of a budget bill Wednesday, authorizing $11 billion in spending and allowing Pennsylvania state employees to get paid.
No-shows in majority at governors' meeting

No-shows in majority at governors' meeting

BILOXI, Miss., July 18 (UPI) -- More than half the governors in the United States were somewhere else Saturday when the National Governors Association meeting got under way in Biloxi, Miss.

Pa. governor grants rare commutation

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 16 (UPI) -- In a rare commutation, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has said convicted murderer George Orlowski can spend the rest of his life on parole.
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Ed Rendell
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (2nd L) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on March 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool)

Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (pronounced /rɛnˈdɛl/; born January 5, 1944) is the 45th and current Governor of Pennsylvania. Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 2002, and his term of office began January 21, 2003. He is currently a Member of the Democratic Governors Association Executive Committee, and also served as General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election. Rendell is also a football analyst on Comcast SportsNet's Eagles Postgame Live, hosted by Michael Barkann.

From 2008 to 2009, Governor Rendell was the Chairman of the National Governors Association. He is married to Marjorie Rendell, a Federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Rendell is also a faculty member of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, and chair of Team Pennsylvania Foundation.

Rendell was born in New York City to Jewish American parents Jesse T. Rendell and Emma Sloat; all four of his grandparents were immigrants from Russia. He attended Riverdale Country School before the University of Pennsylvania, B.A. degree, 1965, and Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1968. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974.

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