Pennsylvania Governor http://wesa.fm en Coalition of African American Groups Hold Forum for Democratic Gubornatorial Candidates http://wesa.fm/post/coalition-african-american-groups-hold-forum-democratic-gubornatorial-candidates <p></p><p>How are the candidates for governor planning to take on the issues in the commonwealth’s African American community?</p><p>That’s what a coalition of African American organizations want to find out during its forum April 22<sup>nd</sup>.</p><p>The coalition invited the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - Robert McCord and Kathleen McGinty accepted, but Thomas Wolf and Allyson Schwartz were unable to clear their schedules.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:09 +0000 Jessica Nath 27735 at http://wesa.fm Coalition of African American Groups Hold Forum for Democratic Gubornatorial Candidates Dem. Candidate Schwartz: Corbett's Affordable Care Act Response a Failure http://wesa.fm/post/dem-candidate-schwartz-corbetts-affordable-care-act-response-failure <p>Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, said Pennsylvania is looking for someone with a proven track record to replace Gov. Tom Corbett and his “failed leadership.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, she said</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> one of his “failures” was his response to the Affordable Care Act, which she wrote provisions to as a U.S. Representative. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:55:36 +0000 Jessica Nath 26070 at http://wesa.fm Dem. Candidate Schwartz: Corbett's Affordable Care Act Response a Failure Tom Wolf Hopes to Bring Diverse Experiences to Governor's Office http://wesa.fm/post/tom-wolf-hopes-bring-diverse-experiences-governors-office <p>Nicknamed “the compassionate businessman,” <a href="http://www.wolfforpa.com/">Tom Wolf</a> is one of eight people looking to become the Democratic gubernatorial nominee.</p><p>He plans to spend $10 million dollars of his own money to achieve that goal. While he has never held elected office, the York County businessman is the former secretary of revenue under Governor Ed Rendell. He talks about why his diversity of experiences make him suited to be the next Governor. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:50:35 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 22483 at http://wesa.fm Tom Wolf Hopes to Bring Diverse Experiences to Governor's Office A Review of the Pennsylvania Governor Race http://wesa.fm/post/review-pennsylvania-governor-race <p>Governor Tom Corbett officially <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-pittsburgh-corbett-makes-his-bid-re-election-official">announced Wednesday</a> that he will be running for a second term.</p><p>“Why?" he says "Because we’re not done yet.”</p><p>According to John Baer of the <a href="http://phillydailynews.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx">Philadelphia Daily News,</a> many Democrats may argue that Corbett is done. Corbett is taking a multi-city tour throughout Pennsylvania, which Baer says will make him more visible to the public.</p><p>No matter what happens, Baer says Corbett will make history with his re-election campaign.</p><p>“He is either going to be the first ever incumbent governor to lose in Pennsylvania or he is going to be the Lazarus of Pennsylvania politics.” Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:18:56 +0000 Nick Frost 19386 at http://wesa.fm A Review of the Pennsylvania Governor Race Time is on John Hanger's Side http://wesa.fm/post/time-john-hangers-side <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">John Hanger, former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection,&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/11/democrat_john_hanger_offers_hi.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">announced his candidacy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for Governor shortly after the 2012 Presidential election. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hanger says he made his announcement early because he believes an Incumbent is unofficially running for re-election as soon as they take office.</span></p><p>One of Hanger’s biggest issues with the Corbett Administration is&nbsp; education funding. He says the top two areas of concern for the budget should be education and public safety.</p><p>"Pennsylvania schools have never been worse off than they are today,” says Hanger.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:09:18 +0000 Nick Frost 17828 at http://wesa.fm Time is on John Hanger's Side