John A. "Jack" Barbour, CEO of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, was quoted in an article published in the November 4, 2010, edition of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The article, titled "Legislature's GOP control suits Corbett," reported on State Attorney General Tom Corbett's November 2, 2010, Pennsylvania State Governor victory.
As reported, "Gov.-elect Tom Corbett will begin working with a GOP General Assembly in January, helping his prospects to achieve proposals such as divesting liquor stores and improving the state's business climate. … Republicans captured the House on Tuesday and appear to hold a 112-91 edge; 102 seats constitute a majority. Corbett, the state attorney general from Shaler, defeated Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, a Democrat from Brighton Heights, by 54.5 percent to 45.5 percent. The state Senate, as expected, remains under GOP control."
The article went on to report that "Corbett campaigned against what he termed Rendell's eight years of out-of-control spending and higher taxes. … House Republicans held a news conference to discuss a range of proposals, including constitutional amendments to limit campaign costs and to reduce the size of the House."
Barbour, who served as co-chair of the "Tom Corbett for PA Governor" Committee, told the Trib "Corbett's suggestion to cut government costs and make changes for efficiency will at least get some movement in the Legislature."
"It won't make it easy. It'll make it possible," Barbour said.