Jim Cawley http://wesa.fm en Gov. Corbett Doing Well After Surgery In Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/gov-corbett-doing-well-after-surgery-pittsburgh <p><strong>Updated: 10:35 a.m.</strong></p><p>Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's office says his hernia surgery went well and he's resumed his role and powers as governor.</p><p>Corbett returned to Pittsburgh to have the outpatient surgery performed at Allegheny General Hospital so he could recover in his Shaler home.&nbsp;</p><p>Corbett was under general anesthesia from 7:10 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. Spokesperson Jay Pagni said the governor "was in great spirits" as he left the hospital.</p><p>Corbett will remain in Shaler through the weekend and return to work in Harrisburg Monday.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:52:31 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 25090 at http://wesa.fm Senate's Last Liquor Hearing Comes with Spirited Debate http://wesa.fm/post/senates-last-liquor-hearing-comes-spirited-debate <p>Tempers flared at the third and final state Senate hearing focused on the governor's liquor privatization proposal and related plans to change the way alcohol is bought and sold in Pennsylvania.<br><br>By the end, the committee's chairman was barely closer to nailing down the details of a proposal, saying a final plan should allow Pennsylvanians to buy alcohol in "more places," while phasing out the state wine and spirits stores, and without necessarily getting rid of the state-owned wholesale system.<br> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:46:41 +0000 Mary Wilson 10775 at http://wesa.fm Lt. Gov. Calls on 'Deliberative' State Senators to Support Liquor Privatization Plan http://wesa.fm/post/lt-gov-calls-deliberative-state-senators-support-liquor-privatization-plan <p>A series of hearings on liquor privatization in Pennsylvania will soon come to an end in the state Senate.<br><br>Lawmakers next week plan to finish up a trio of gatherings spurred by the House’s passage of a plan in March to phase out the state’s wine and spirits stores.<br><br>Gov. Tom Corbett has blasted state senators for dragging their feet on the issue. But Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, who helped draft the administration’s privatization plan, has said the Senate has always been “deliberative.”<br><br>He said senators should heed the messages they’re getting from Pennsylvanians.<br> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:14:32 +0000 Mary Wilson 10352 at http://wesa.fm PA Lt. Gov. Calls on Pennsylvanians to Become Organ Donors http://wesa.fm/post/pa-lt-gov-calls-pennsylvanians-become-organ-donors <p>Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor is hoping that a two-year concentrated effort on organ donation education will help to swell the rolls of organ and tissue donors in the state. The focus of the campaign is that it takes just 30 seconds to register to become an organ donor.&nbsp;</p><p>“In the time it takes you to tie your shoes, you can change your life,” said Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley.&nbsp; “You can become a hero and become an organ donor. It takes a half minute ... so do it.”</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 9323 at http://wesa.fm