Rendell administration prepares for transition

    Governor Rendell finds out who his successor will be on Tuesday. The incumbent says his administration is already working on a detailed transition plan.

    Governor Rendell finds out who his successor will be on Tuesday. The incumbent says his administration is already working on a detailed transition plan.

    Rendell says every department has put together memos for the incoming administration on their top issues, challenges and accomplishments.

    The governor says he’ll also write a long private briefing for Pennsylvania’s next chief executive.

    Rendell says he’ll consult with either Dan Onorato or Tom Corbett on major decisions he needs to make between Election and Inauguration Day.

    “I don’t say that I will necessarily follow his opinion, but I will certainly listen to it. Particularly if those decisions have far-reaching effects. But understand that under the constitution, there still is only one governor until January 18th, and then there will be one governor after January 18th.”

    Rendell told reporters he didn’t want to comment on how helpful outgoing Governor Mark Schweiker had been when the Democrat was preparing to take office in 2002.

    In the final days before the election, Rendell says he’ll be busy campaigning for Democrats Dan Onorato and Joe Sestak in the Philadelphia area and Lehigh Valley.

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