Tom Wolf: ‘I think I’ve been as specific as I could possibly be’

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    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf speaks to NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller at WHYY studios in Philadelphia. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf speaks to NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller at WHYY studios in Philadelphia. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Pennsylvania voters will soon have their say on who will serve as governor for the next four years. Incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett came to WHYY studios last Friday.  Today, NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sat down with Democrat Tom Wolf.

    Addressing a bruising political battle with Corbett that’s been full of negative political ads, Wolf said, “I think, so far, I’ve been able to keep my side of the campaign on the level.

    “That, I think, is appropriate in a democratic campaign — pointing out what I think the shortcomings of the other side have been and pointing out what I would like to do instead.”

    Pressed for more specifics on his notoriously vague income tax plan, Wolf said he’s been as specific as he can be.  

    “To do a good job on revenue projections, you need to get very granular, down to individual level,” he said.  “And I don’t think you want me to have access to your personal income tax figures.”

    Wolf reiterated previous statements — that individuals earning $70,000 to $90,000 a year and couples making double that amount won’t see a tax increase.

    “People making less than that will see a tax break, and that’s the way I’m going to do my calculation,” said Wolf.  “Again, I think asking me to go beyond that would be asking me to be dishonest, and I’ve decided I’m not going to be dishonest.  I’m going to be as honest as I can.”

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