Republican Tom Corbett (pictured here) was sworn in Tuesday afternoon as Pennsylvania’s 46th governor. In his inaugural address, he pledged to work for reform.
“I will honor your trust by standing firm in my guiding principle to do the right thing for the right reasons, even in the most challenging of times, and I will dedicate each and every day over the next four years to fiscal discipline and a responsible, limited government.”
Corbett said the state has been spending too much, and individual acts of corruption have eroded the public’s trust in state government. He pledged to restore that trust through legislative and governmental reform. Former Bucks County Commissioner Jim Cawley took his oath of office as lieutenant governor earlier in the day and promised a business-friendly administration.
“If we provide the proper environment, business and manufacturing in this state will once again be hiring and putting Pennsylvania workers back to work. Jobs are our number-one priority.”
Cawley said they will renew a positive relationship with business and manufacturing.