Gov. Tom Corbett presented his 2012-13 budget proposal Feb. 7 to the General Assembly. Republican lawmakers praised his continued commitment to fiscal constraint, including in the area of education. Democratic Rep. Mike Sturla of Lancaster County was critical of business tax cuts and lack of action on transportation infrastructure funding, a view shared by some Republicans.
East Pennsboro Township-based Gannett Fleming Inc. will reach the 100-year milestone in 2015. The global infrastructure firm has grown from one office in Harrisburg to 65 offices and a worldwide presence. One of the top private companies in Central Pennsylvania, based on reported revenue, Gannett Fleming is working with Michael Barton, professor of American studies and social sciences at Penn State Harrisburg, to produce a book documenting the company’s history. The book will coincide with the commemoration.
Pennsylvania's secretary of transportation, Barry Schoch, visited the Central Penn Business Journal office to talk about the recently passed transportation bill. Schoch's interview was recorded by FGV Media, also a Journal Multimedia company. On Nov. 25, Gov. Tom Corbett signed a comprehensive transportation bill that invests an additional $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion in roads, bridges and mass transit by the fifth year of the plan. The bill cleared the General Assembly the previous week.
Lots of things are changing at the Pennsylvania Medical Society, where Mike Fraser became the new executive vice president this year and more of the physicians it represents are now employed instead of self-employed.