Ethics Filing Shows Corbett(Pa.)Took Free Vacation from Businessman with Ties to Gas Industry!
In July 2011, Governor Corbett took a vacation to Rhode Island that was paid for by a central Pennsylvania businessman with ties to the natural gas drilling industry.
The trip was noted in a November revision to Corbett’s annual statement of financial interests with the State Ethics Commission. It shows that John Moran, Jr. spent $1,422 on air travel and hotel accommodations for the governor and First Lady Susan Corbett for a long weekend in Rhode Island. Moran also paid $901 to fly the governor on his private plane and helicopter to events in Pittsburgh and Williamsport in September 2011.
Tom Corbett is one of the biggest corporate hacks out there. It's too bad he's the governor of Pennsylvania, but I wouldn't wish him on any other state, either!
On edit: Does anyone know who sits on the State Ethics Commission? I hope it's not any of Corbett's corporate buddies. They seem to be everywhere.
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