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Capitol reporter Mary Wilson covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Links: Gov says state forests still closed to additional drilling

Written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief | Oct 16, 2012 7:50 AM

At the announcement of drilling impact fee revenue going out to municipalities and counties, Gov. Corbett declared his administration won't be trying to open up state forests to additional natural gas drilling.  From the Post-Gazette:

"Can we put that to rest? I don't know where that came from," he said during a news conference about drilling impact fees collected this fall. "There was a moratorium put on the state forests. We haven't lifted that. We haven't even talked about lifting that. We haven't talked about drilling in the state parks."

Looks like that's a wrap for the proposal to request a federal probe into how the state handled the Jerry Sandusky investigation and prosecution.  The Associated Press reports state House lawmakers voted against bringing the Democratic-backed resolution to the chamber floor for a vote.

The second part of prison reform legislation has passed in the state Senate and now heads to the House for a vote, reports the Patriot-News.

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