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November 8, 2010 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Cawley was a Bucks County teen at Temple University when he stopped at the "Rizzo for Mayor" table in the student activities center. Republican Frank Rizzo failed to oust W. Wilson Goode in that 1987 Philadelphia mayoral election. But Cawley's volunteer work for the Rizzo campaign left the young political-science student smitten. "It was so interesting and so exciting that we formed a College Republicans chapter," Cawley recalled. "The rest is history. " Immersed in local politics ever since, the 41-year-old lawyer from Levittown entered the statewide spotlight Tuesday night when voters elected him Pennsylvania's next lieutenant governor.
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May 14, 2011 | By Laura Olson and Pohla Smith, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG - For a few hours Monday morning, Gov. Corbett will hand off his executive power as he undergoes back surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Corbett's procedure is to treat a condition known as spinal stenosis, according to his office. During the time that he's under general anesthesia, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley will serve as acting governor. Corbett is expected to recuperate in the hospital for a day or two, and then work from his home in Shaler, near Pittsburgh, for the rest of the week.
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January 5, 2000 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Surrounded by Bucks County's Republican elite, Jim Cawley, a top aide to State Sen. Robert Tomlinson, announced yesterday that he would challenge seven-term incumbent Rep. Anthony J. Melio (D., Bucks) for control of the heavily Democratic 141st District. "The simple reality is that we, the people of this district, have been taken for granted," Cawley told a crowd of about 50 GOP supporters in the basement of the American Legion Post on Woodbourne Road. In his first campaign pitch, Cawley emphasized the need to bring more state money to Bristol to maintain roads and schools and to create jobs.
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November 7, 2007
Terms of office are four years unless noted. Electing one in each office unless otherwise indicated. (10-year term) Diane Gibbons (D/R) . . . Uncontested Jim Cawley (R). . . 56,688 Diane Marseglia (D). . . 54,230 Charles H. Martin (R). . . 50,703 Steve Santarsiero (D). . . 49,219 Jay Russell (C). . . 5,792 Barbara G. Reilly (R). . . 61,947 Kathryn Boockvar (D). . . 50,011 William R. Snyder (R). . . 58,628 Fred Viskovich (D). . . 51,913 Mary K. Smithson (R)
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April 27, 2011 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
A group of environmental activists and others briefly disrupted the second meeting of Gov. Corbett's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission this morning with loud protests and demands to be heard. The activists believe the commission is stacked with industry representatives rather than real people affected by drilling and should be immediately disbanded. The commission was assembled by Corbett to advise him on the impact of drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The commission is expected to make its recommendations by July, including whether to impose any levy on natural gas extraction.
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May 17, 2011 | Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - Gov. Corbett's back surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital yesterday was described as successful by surgeons who said he was resting comfortably after awakening from anesthesia. Corbett was expected to spend a night or two in Allegheny General Hospital recovering from the operation and could be back in Harrisburg by the end of the week, his office said. After the procedure, Corbett resumed all gubernatorial duties and powers from Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, who served briefly as acting governor.
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August 30, 2011
SPEAKING EXACTLY six years, to the day, after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley seemed content yesterday with accusations that government agencies may have overblown Hurricane Irene's fury. "Let the criticism be we were overprepared," he said, while observing flooding damage in Darby. "Because, as we learned from some other events in other regions in the country, it is when you underprepare that people lose lives. " Asked if the storm, ultimately not as severe as expected, was overhyped by the media, Mayor Nutter bristled.
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May 10, 2010
More than once in recent years, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor has had to step into an absent governor's shoes. So, primary voters on May 18 need to size up candidates for this mostly ceremonial office as if the eventual winner some day might be promoted to the top job. With a crowded field, the fact that the lieutenant governor is the proverbial just a heartbeat, or federal appointment, away from running the state should help narrow the...
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May 17, 2011 | By Timothy McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gov. Corbett is back to being governor and having strength in his weakened legs. The governor, 61, had successful back surgery Monday morning at Allegheny General Hospital after seeing doctors about a month ago after his persistent back and leg troubles had worsened. He was diagnosed with a narrowing of the spinal canal called spinal stenosis and underwent 90-minute corrective surgery. In a formality, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley took over from 7:15 through 10:30 a.m. Corbett's wife, Susan, said she had to reject his first request after coming out of surgery.
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November 30, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The walls of Jim Cawley's Harrisburg office are lined with portraits of his predecessors. Most, he hadn't met. And many, he conceded, he had never even heard of. Such can be the life of a Pennsylvania lieutenant governor. As second-in-command of a Republican administration just soundly booted from office, Cawley now serves with an expiration date delivered by the voters, the first lieutenant governor in the modern era with that kind of lame-duck period-in-waiting. "It is, for me, both personally and professionally different," the 45-year-old acknowledged last week over coffee in Doylestown.
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October 28, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Glancing at their resumés, it is easy to confuse the two men running for Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor - State Sen. Mike Stack (D., Pa.) and Republican incumbent Jim Cawley. Both are products of local Catholic high schools - Bishop Egan for Cawley, La Salle for Stack - with law degrees from local universities - Cawley is a Temple grad; Stack has a Villanova degree. Both come from families steeped in Irish tradition and are members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Irish Catholic fraternal organization.
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June 22, 2012 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - There is a deal on a state budget for the next fiscal year, but top officials are staying silent for now on the details. Gov. Corbett announced early Wednesday evening that he and Republican legislative leaders had agreed on the broad outlines of a $27.65 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, setting the stage for an on-time budget for Pennsylvania government for the second year in a row. The negotiated plan...
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June 21, 2012 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - There is a deal on a state budget for the next fiscal year, but top state officials are staying silent for now on the details. Gov. Corbett announced early Wednesday evening that he and Republican legislative leaders have agreed on the broad outlines of a $27.65 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, setting the stage for an on-time budget for Pennsylvania's government for the second year in a row. ...
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January 9, 2012
By Rob Gleason   Pennsylvanians elected Gov. Corbett to make the tough, necessary decisions to get us out of the mess left behind by years of higher taxes, out-of-control spending, and fiscal disarray. As we enter into year two, it's clear that the governor has kept his promises in year one and has produced a series of big wins for Pennsylvania's working families and taxpayers. In spite of the fact that the governor inherited a $4 billion budget gap, he passed a historic budget that didn't raise taxes by a single cent.
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November 13, 2011 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
  HARRISBURG - When state Health Secretary Eli N. Avila arrived in town last winter, a busy agenda awaited him. On Gov. Corbett's orders, every agency was cutting costs. And a grisly abortion clinic scandal had shaken the 1,400-employee Department of Health. But as those employees soon learned, their new boss had other concerns as well. "We have a little bit of a problem," an Avila aide e-mailed another state employee Feb. 16. The problem: Avila's official photo didn't display an American flag in the background.
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November 9, 2011 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bucks County Republicans fought off a stiff challenge from Democrats to extend their 24-year hold on the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Board Chairman Charles Martin won his fifth term, and Rob Loughery, who was appointed to the board in February, won his first bid for elective office. Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia won her second term as minority commissioner, while her running mate, Doylestown Borough Council President Det Ansinn, failed to give the Democrats their first majority since 1983.
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August 30, 2011 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
BY THE TIME Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley toured flood-ravaged Darby Borough yesterday, he had already coined his Hurricane Irene catchphrase. "We prepared for the worst, we prayed for the best and we got something in between," he said. "Quite frankly, we're OK with that. " But for some of the Darby residents who made their way to Cawley's outdoor news conference, OK is still a long way away. Roshanda Maxwell said that she has an inch of mud in her house and all her food was destroyed by floodwaters.
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August 30, 2011
SPEAKING EXACTLY six years, to the day, after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley seemed content yesterday with accusations that government agencies may have overblown Hurricane Irene's fury. "Let the criticism be we were overprepared," he said, while observing flooding damage in Darby. "Because, as we learned from some other events in other regions in the country, it is when you underprepare that people lose lives. " Asked if the storm, ultimately not as severe as expected, was overhyped by the media, Mayor Nutter bristled.
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June 11, 2011 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
Think George Washington had a tough time crossing the Delaware River back in 1776? Well, no tougher than what his latter-day admirers have endured trying to refurbish the crumbling, state-owned visitor center at the Bucks County site of that event. At long last, a groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday morning along the riverbank at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Within 30 days, a major expansion and renovation of the shuttered center is expected to begin. Completion of the mostly state-funded $5 million project is planned for late summer 2012.
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