More Democrats could tangle Corbett's next 2 years

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 19, 2012 6:24 AM
Tom Corbett

(Harrisburg) -- This month's election results have created a less-friendly political landscape for Governor Corbett as he prepares for a re-election campaign in 2014. 

The Democrats who were newly elected as attorney general and auditor general pledge to hold the Republican governor accountable, and the GOP's Senate majority has narrowed.

Democrats cite their gains in Harrisburg as proof of public disenchantment with Corbett's 22 months in office, though Republicans disagree.

Corbett has been mum on how he will tailor his policy pursuits to aid his re-election effort.

Lawmakers expect the next two years to be dominated by efforts to find new sources of money for transportation and to overhaul public pension plans.

Meanwhile, the fiscal challenges the state faces are arguably no less daunting than 2011, when Corbett took office.

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