Gov. Corbett presents check at York Fair

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Governor Tom Corbett visited the York Fair  on Saturday, and he brought a big check with him.
The Governor was there to present $21,000 from the State Fair Fund.
He also presented an award for Outstanding Fair Ambassador to a long-time York Fair volunteer.
Governor Corbett says the Fair Fund is now up to $3-million. He’s been giving the money to fairs across Pennsylvania.
“This actually represents money based upon last year’s fair, and then next year we’ll be doing one based on this year’s fair. This is money the fair board can use to work on projects now and into next year,” says Gov. Corbett.
The York Fair wraps up Sunday, Sept. 15th.
In other state news, reports say the Governor will lay out his plans to improve healthcare in the upcoming week.
He’s expected to discuss whether he will move forward with Medicaid expansion under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.


  • MyTakeOnIt

    You have to wonder why there is such a thing as a State Fair Fund and whether it's a necessary function of state government to be involved in using our tax dollars for these arbitrary awards. Transportation and education are government functions that benefit the majority, if not all, Pennsylvanians. These functions need the money more.

    • The Opinionated One

      There is enough being spent on educaton. The recipients are just NOT using the funds wisely.. The so-called experts just cannot seem to come up with a method providing quality education. Our roads and bridges are more in need of attention than anything else in the state.

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