Gov. Corbett is going to have a tough time trying to sell his current budget agenda
kets and other private retailers. He says the move would raise an additional $1 billion that he would use for block grants to public schools.
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Corbett deserves initial kudos for coming out of his shell and delivering an ambitious budget plan that would mark a huge change and a lasting impression on the commonwealth. It appears he is now ready to govern and lobby hard for what he wants.
But now comes the hard part. The governor is hitting the road to sell his plan. He will need to summon traits he has not displayed in his first two years.
Otherwise, it will be one more budget rendition of “Groundhog Day” in a state that has heard this kind of grand talk too many times.
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