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2011-07-08 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today vetoed House Bill 1696, a measure that would have imposed a temporary moratorium on court-ordered countywide reassessments. The moratorium would have applied only to Washington County. After an extensive legal review that included consultation with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Corbett said the legislation, as enacted, would violate Pennsylvania's Constitution. This is Governor Corbett's...

2008-06-24 03:02:19

By Ryan Alessi, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jun. 24--FRANKFORT -- Gov. Steve Beshear and key lawmakers spent much of Monday congratulating each other for finally coming together to prop up the financially teetering state employee pension system. They marked the first day of what is essentially a do-over legislative session with speeches and procedural formalities that greased the skids for a compromise bill to clear the General Assembly by Friday. Beshear even invited lawmakers and...

2006-05-11 17:53:23

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - A grand jury indicted Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher on Thursday with illegally hiring workers on the basis of their political allegiance. Fletcher has denounced the probe of his administration as politically motivated. In the indictment handed up by the Franklin County grand jury, Fletcher was charged with three misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail -- conspiracy, official misconduct and violating a prohibition against political...

2005-08-29 18:57:05

FRANKFORT, Kentucky (Reuters) - Kentucky's Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher on Monday declared an amnesty for anyone charged in an ongoing investigation of illegal political hiring of state workers. So far, a grand jury has indicted nine people in Fletcher's administration on charges of violating laws that forbid hiring on the basis of political allegiance. Fletcher said he would appear before the grand jury on Tuesday, but would refuse to answer questions. "I cannot allow state...


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