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New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates

New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21 (UPI) --A Pennsylvania law drafted after convicted killer Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke at a college ceremony allows lawsuits against inmates for "mental anguish."
Frances Burns
Poll: Connecticut Gov. Malloy in statistical tie with Republican

Poll: Connecticut Gov. Malloy in statistical tie with Republican

HAMDEN, Conn., Oct. 8 (UPI) --Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy got some good news Wednesday, a poll that puts him in a statistical tie with his Republican challenger, Tom Foley.
Frances Burns
Gov. Corbett continues to trail Democrat Tom Wolf in Pa.

Gov. Corbett continues to trail Democrat Tom Wolf in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 7 (UPI) --Gov. Tom Corbett has gained a little ground against Democratic challenger Tom Wolf but is still 17 percentage points behind, a poll released Tuesday said.
Frances Burns
Poll: Florida Gov. Scott, former Gov. Charlie Crist tied

Poll: Florida Gov. Scott, former Gov. Charlie Crist tied

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) --Florida Gov. Rick Scott's bid for a second term could depend on how many supporters of a Libertarian candidate decide to switch before election day.
Frances Burns
Report: Pennsylvania gas lines leaking

Report: Pennsylvania gas lines leaking

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24 (UPI) --Billions of dollars are needed to update the vast network of natural gas pipelines, some at least 90 years old, beneath Pennsylvania, a newspaper report found.
Daniel J. Graeber
Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff

Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff

CANADENSIS, Pa., Sept. 22 (UPI) --Pennsylvania police may be closing in on alleged cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein in the Pocono Mountains region Monday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
Mary Burke becomes first female major-party candidate for Wisconsin governor

Mary Burke becomes first female major-party candidate for Wisconsin governor

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Mary Burke, now the official Democratic nominee for governor of Wisconsin, spent primary night on the campaign trail.
Frances Burns
Poll: Gov. Kasich of Ohio has a big lead in bid for another term

Poll: Gov. Kasich of Ohio has a big lead in bid for another term

HAMDEN, Conn., July 30 (UPI) --Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to hold a double-digit lead over his Democratic challenger, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, a poll said Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Poll: Democratic challenger tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Poll: Democratic challenger tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

MADISON, Wis., July 23 (UPI) --Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who survived a recall election in 2012, remains in a statistical tie with Democratic challenger Mary Burke, a new poll said.
Frances Burns
Gov. Tom Corbett signs Pennsylvania budget after more than a week's delay

Gov. Tom Corbett signs Pennsylvania budget after more than a week's delay

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10 (UPI) --After a week's delay, Gov. Tom Corbett signed the Pennsylvania budget Thursday while urging lawmakers to return to Harrisburg to act on pension reform.
Frances Burns
Poll: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett trails Democrat Tom Wolf by 22 points

Poll: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett trails Democrat Tom Wolf by 22 points

LANCASTER, Pa., July 2 (UPI) --One in four Pennsylvanians believe Gov. Tom Corbett deserves a second term, according to a poll that found him trailing Democrat Tom Wolf by 22 points.
Frances Burns
Pennsylvania AG: 'Inexcusable lack of urgency' in Jerry Sandusky investigation

Pennsylvania AG: 'Inexcusable lack of urgency' in Jerry Sandusky investigation

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 (UPI) --Politics did not slow the investigation into former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's molesting of boys, a report released Monday said.
Frances Burns
Republican Rep. Dent changes mind to support gay marriage

Republican Rep. Dent changes mind to support gay marriage

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Rep. Charlie Dent became the sixth congressional Republican to support gay marriage, a week after a federal judge ruled Pennsylvania's ban unconstitutional.
Gabrielle Levy
Pa. county that pioneered same-sex marriage licenses now unable to issue them

Pa. county that pioneered same-sex marriage licenses now unable to issue them

NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 22 (UPI) --Montgomery County, which jumped the gun last year on same-sex marriage licenses in Pennsylvania, is now the only county in the state unable to issue them.
Frances Burns
Republican Governor won't challenge Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ruling

Republican Governor won't challenge Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21 (UPI) --Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will not appeal a judge's decision to overturn the state's same-sex marriage ban, allowing weddings to begin this the weekend.
Matt Bradwell
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Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett is framed by television cameras as he makes a campaign stop in Levittown, Pa. October 31, 2010. Corbett is favored to win the election for Pennsylvania governor on Tuesday. UPI/John Anderson
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Thomas W. Corbett (born June 17, 1949) is the 46th and current Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States. He is a former Attorney General of Pennsylvania and was elected to that office in 2004 and reelected in 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party. Corbett also served as the Pennsylvania Attorney General from 1995 until 1997 when he was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to fill the unexpired term of Ernie Preate, following Preate's indictment.

Corbett received his Bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College and was employed as a 9th grade teacher for one year. Corbett then earned his J.D. from St. Mary's University Law School. He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard 28th Infantry Division from 1971 to 1984, rising to the rank of Captain.

Corbett's career has been split between private practice and civil service. He began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Pittsburgh's Allegheny County. After three and a half years, he was hired in 1980 as assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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