Corbett forces state forests chief to resign

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett’s office is declining to discuss the forced resignation of state Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan.

Corbett announced Thursday that he had “asked for and received” Allan’s resignation.

Corbett spokesman Kevin Harley declined to discuss the situation, calling it “a personnel matter.” Asked whether it involved illegal activity, Harley said it did not.

The 60-year-old Allan has led the department since shortly after Corbett took office in early 2011.

A woman who answered the door of his Camp Hill home on Thursday said Allan was not there.

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