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Corbett will be busy as he prepares for inaugural

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Corbett won’t take office until mid-January, but the Republican will be busy over the next few months.

Corbett will likely appoint a transition team and begin hiring administration staffers in the coming days. After his Tuesday victory, he told reporters he’ll head to Harrisburg soon for a series of meetings.

“We’ll begin sitting down very quickly. Preliminarily with the legislature, to take a look at what the budget’s like. With the governor’s office, to take a look at what the details are like,” said Corbett. “But then also, one of the first appointments to the cabinet will be a budget secretary.”

Corbett will deliver a budget address within weeks of taking office, so the incoming budget secretary will need to get to work right away, mapping out funding priorities and looking at line item-level details.

Governor Ed Rendell has promised to work alongside Corbett, though an administration spokesman says a meeting has yet to be scheduled.

The Democrat says every state agency has prepared a memo for the incoming administration. Corbett will likely hold a transition press conference early next week.

One Comment

  • Mary says:

    He needs to appoint Sam Rohrer as his budget secretary! Having served in the house for 18+ years, Sam knows the workings of the state and has great ideas for salvaging our state’s fiscal problems.

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