Pennsylvania, Philadelphia officials join Catholic delegation in Rome to press for papal visit

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia officials join Catholic delegation in Rome to press for papal visit

March 25 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter were in Rome with Catholic leaders Tuesday to invite Pope Francis to visit.
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No report yet on Pennsylvania investigation into Jerry Sandusky

No report yet on Pennsylvania investigation into Jerry Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Pennsylvania attorney general is unsure when a review of the investigation of Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will be released.

Pennsylvania judge strikes down voter ID law

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that the state's voter ID law is unconstitutional.

Lawyer in same-sex marriage suit says data state seeks 'irrelevant'

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's request for personal information about people suing to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage is "irrelevant," says their attorney.
Interior Secretary: Gettysburg Address a reminder of sacrifice

Interior Secretary: Gettysburg Address a reminder of sacrifice

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago, tells "us what it means to be an American."

Pennsylvania responds to same sex marriage lawsuits

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett responded to a lawsuit from a lesbian couple, saying men and women are treated the same under state marriage laws.

Pa. Gov. Corbett compares same-sex marriage to sibling marrige

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday he was not trying to be offensive when he compared gay marriage to marriage between a brother and sister.

Judge bars Pa. local official from issuing same-sex marriage licenses

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A local official must stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a Pennsylvania court ruled Thursday.

Pa. officials: Same-sex marriage licenses issued in state not valid

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Marriage licenses issued to gay and lesbian couples are as meaningless as those issued to 12-year-olds, Pennsylvania officials said in a legal brief Wednesday.

Ground broken on connection between Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-95

BENSALEM, Pa., July 31 (UPI) -- Officials broke ground Tuesday on a connector between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 95, the main highway on the East Coast.

Pa. moves to halt same-sex marriage licenses in Montgomery County

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31 (UPI) -- The state of Pennsylvania went to court Tuesday to stop a county official in the Philadelphia suburbs from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Pa. attorney general won't defend state's gay marriage ban

PHILADELPHIA, July 11 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Thursday she will not defend a law banning same-sex marriage in a court challenge of its constitutionality.

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett's son-in-law charged with theft

PHILADELPHIA, July 4 (UPI) -- Gerald Gibson, a former Philadelphia police officer and son-in-law of Pennsylvania's governor, surrendered Wednesday to face a theft charge.

Pa. governor to ink bill banning abortion coverage by health exchanges

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has said he will sign a bill prohibiting the state's healthcare insurance exchanges from offering abortion coverage.

Judge dismisses Corbett's suit against NCAA over Penn State sanctions

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to overturn NCAA sanctions against Penn State was dismissed Thursday.
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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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