Governor Corbett says funding highways and privatizing liquor stores top his to-do list

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 19, 2012 3:21 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is focusing on unfinished business, such as transportation funding, pension reform and the privatization of liquor and wine sales, in the second half of his term.

The Republican governor also said he does not plan to change his inner circle of advisers, even though his hand-picked 2012 candidates for U.S. Senate and state attorney general were both defeated.

Corbett says he's concerned about action in Washington that could worsen Pennsylvania's budget problems.

He says the state cannot absorb the cost of any expansion of the Medicaid program because it would quickly spiral out of control.

The governor adds he worries that failure by Congress to resolve the ``fiscal cliff'' issue could disrupt the nation's economy or cause another recession.

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