The Common Good was pleased to announce that Governor Rendell who made a stop in New York City to come and speak to us right after his successful re-election winning over 60% of the vote.
During Gov Rendell’s term, the State had an 800 million surplus while increasing funding for Head Start by $10 million and fully funding expansion of the Children’s Health insurance program. The Governor also instituted a controversial gambling plan increase revenues by $1 billion as part of a plan to fund property tax reduction. Pennsylvania Job Growth has risen from 41st to 15th under his leadership.
Former Governor Ed Rendell has become a champion for progress in the area of alternative energy, and now serves as a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, The Efficiency Network and VNG.co. He has also remained heavily involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions and Public Financial Management.