Gov. Tom Wolf made Philadelphia the final stop on a tour of Pennsylvania cities to make his case for more school spending.
During a visit to the Penn Treaty Middle School in Fishtown, Wolf said education should be considered important in every corner of the state.”Every Pennsylvanian needs to understand that, if you are in Philadelphia County, you have to care about York County, you have to,” he said. “If you live in Tioga County, you’ve got to care about Erie County. If you live in Allegheny County, you have to care about Franklin County.
“Our ancestors understood that. That’s why they started public education.”On Tuesday, Wolf rolled out his new budget proposal, even though the full budget for this fiscal year is not complete. Yet, he’s still optimistic.”When you talk about am I willing to compromise … absolutely,” he said. “That compromise budget was just what I said it was, a compromise. We compromised on everything.”Wolf did not win over any Republican leaders with his budget speech and no deal appears on the horizon.