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Governor Corbett talks candidly with Dom Giordano
Dom Giordano host Governor Tom Corbett for Town Hall Event
By Christopher “Flood the Drummer®” Norris
9.20.12—Philadelphia: (Politics/Nonprofit/Activism): 1210 WPHT Talk Radio Host Dom Giordano hosted Pennsylvania’s Republican Governor Tom Corbett at the Philadelphia Museum of Art yesterday evening. Giordano engaged the Governor in a wide-ranging, substantive discussion on the important issues faced by those who live and work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; including the controversial Voter ID Law.
“If you look at the surveys that have been taken, the people of Pennsylvania wanted this law and the legislature passed it,” explains Governor Corbett, who received boos after seconds into his explanation. “The vast majority of people have some form of photo ID. They have made the law in such a way that will except Driver’s license, school ID’s, passports and Military ID’s – we have done everything we can to make this available to everyone. This law was passed and signed at the end of March; there has been plenty of time between then and now to get a Photo ID. What's interesting is, this law has spurred people to get registered to vote – and that’s good! So contrary to what people are saying about the effect on the election, I think it will get more people out to vote.”
This afternoon at the Convention Center (13th & Arch), Governor Corbett and Dom Giordano will attend the annual Shale Gas Insight Conference. Giordano allowed to Governor a moment to share his thoughts on the Marcellus Shale.
“Natural gas is a better form of energy than regular gasoline – its cleaner; it’s powering your cars and creating cheaper energy. This industry is going to give us the ability to be energy independent. We are now in Pennsylvania a net exporter to other states of natural gas – rather than an importer. It’s lowering our energy prices here in Pennsylvania and allows other companies to provide more jobs and/or come to Pennsylvania because they have cheaper energy than they do anywhere else. Furthermore, the industry has created over 75,000 new private sector jobs in Pennsylvania.”
Corbett, now challenging his critics who say he doesn’t believe in education states, “When people say I don’t believe in Education, they’re wrong – it’s quite the opposite! 40% of the budget – 40% of every tax dollar you spend, goes to education in Pennsylvania. Right now in Pennsylvania, over 9 Billion dollars goes to K-12; it is the highest state funding has ever been in the history of Pennsylvania. I believe we need a quality education for every child at a price that is affordable to the tax payers of Pennsylvania – that’s the goal.”
Corbett and Giordano were interrupted several times by activist who yelled out questions challenging the Governor on his laws, ideals and practices – those activists were escorted out by police.
To view the conversation between Governor Tom Corbett and Dom Giordano visit Philly in Focus and SEARCH “Governor Corbett Town Hall”
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