A conversation with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf

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Guest: Governor Tom Wolf

 Pennsylvania GOVERNOR TOM WOLF has been busy during the first year and a half of his term. He endured a bruising budget fight with Republicans in the Pa. Statehouse, which resulted in a nine-month standoff that left schools and some nonprofits in the lurch for funding and planning. As the July 1st deadline approaches for the 2016-20167 state budget, things don’t look any less divisive this go-round. On top of that, his administration has faced criticism over the behavior and resignation of the state Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley. In this hour of Radio Times, Marty speaks with him about his time in office so far and how he is approaching the new budget process. She’ll also discuss his priorities for the state, including working toward a fair funding formula for education, addressing the opioid epidemic, taxes, and more. Additionally, we’ll check in with Governor Wolf about Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the upcoming Democratic National Convention, and the role the Keystone State will play in the 2016 presidential election.

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