Pennsylvania Governor

Wagner Says He Doesn't Want Workers Knowing What He Makes

Aug 21, 2018
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said he will not release a tax return because his income is nobody else's business and he suggested that labor unions will use it to try to organize workers at the non-union waste-hauling business he owns.
Wagner made the comments in response to a questioner at a Monday night question-and-answer session in Erie in video captured by the Democratic Party.

Pennsylvania businessman Paul Mango (left) and state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York, are engaged in an increasingly nasty campaign for the GOP nod to take on Gov. Tom Wolf in November.
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With less than five weeks to go before the Pennsylvania primary, the blistering attacks between  Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Wagner and Paul Mango are getting more intense and personal.

In the latest exchange, Wagner’s daughter Katharine speaks directly into the camera answering a Mango ad that calls Wagner a “deadbeat dad.”

Candidates debate
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The four candidates competing for the Republican nomination to be Pennsylvania’s governor answered questions Thursday during a forum hosted by the Blair County Republican Committee.

Republican governor hopefuls had a chance to weigh in on issues including the state budget, education standards and responding to the opioid epidemic.

State Senator Scott Wagner, from York County, said he ran a write-in campaign for his seat because he was fed up with government. He called the Senate “completely dysfunctional.”

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Calling the budget he got from lawmakers last week last "ridiculous" and "garbage," Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday he would use his line-item veto power to authorize portions of a spending plan passed by the Republican-controlled legislature before Christmas.Wolf will release $23.3 billion dollars—that’s $7 billion less than legislators approved.The governor says it will provide enough in emergency funds to keep schools open.

Tom Wolf in front of PA capitol.
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Governor Tom Wolf has taken his oath of office, using his inauguration address to call for a statewide transformation.

“As you know, I laid out a plan during the campaign to give Pennsylvania a fresh start, and we will debate those ideas, I know, in the days and months and years to come,” said Wolf, turning to his left, where Republican House and Senate leaders chuckled.

Tom Wolf Sworn In As Pennsylvania's 47th Governor

Jan 20, 2015
Tom Wolf at podium

Democrat Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania's 47th governor, replacing Republican Tom Corbett.

Wolf took his oath of office Tuesday before a huge crowd gathered for the ceremony outside the Capitol.

The 65-year-old Wolf is calling for bipartisanship in a divided state government and has said his goals are creating good-paying jobs, good schools and a government that works.

Wolf is a former businessman who ran his family's business for nearly 30 years. He tapped his personal wealth to give himself a leg up in his first election campaign.

What does the next governor of Pa. need to know about your community?

Jun 23, 2014

Humor us for a moment by imagining the following situation:  You're sitting at your kitchen table sipping coffee, devouring a huge pile of golden brown waffles, and catching up on the latest news — when the next governor of Pennsylvania walks through your door and sits across from you.

Somehow you sense you only have 30 seconds before either Tom Corbett or Tom Wolf disappears into thin air, 30 measly seconds to tell him what he really, most of all needs to do for your city or community. What would you tell him?