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.