Election 2014 http://wesa.fm en Education the Focus of PA Governor Debate http://wesa.fm/post/education-focus-pa-governor-debate <p></p><p></p><p>Being “pro-recess” earned businessman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf the biggest laugh of the night, but it was PA Treasurer Rob McCord, who is also running in the May 20 primary, who picked up the widest applause when he stepped to the microphone in Tuesday’s debate and simply said, “I’d kill ‘em” to the question of what each candidate would do with the high-stakes Keystone Exams.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:48:30 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 27246 at http://wesa.fm Education the Focus of PA Governor Debate Poll Shows Plenty Of Democratic Voters Still Undecided On Gubernatorial Candidates http://wesa.fm/post/poll-shows-plenty-democratic-voters-still-undecided-gubernatorial-candidates <p>A new poll of Democratic voters in Pennsylvania shows a big chunk of the electorate still hasn't made up their minds about their party’s candidates for governor.<br /><br />“Locked in place” is how Franklin and Marshall Poll Director Terry Madonna describes the Democratic field less than two months from the primary.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br />Forty-six percent of surveyed Democrats remain undecided, a small drop from the 48 percent who didn’t pick a favorite when asked in a poll in late February.<br /> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:53:11 +0000 Mary Wilson 26953 at http://wesa.fm Hanger Out of Democratic Race for PA Governor http://wesa.fm/post/hanger-out-democratic-race-pa-governor <p>John Hanger has withdrawn as a Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Governor. The former Secretary of the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection made the decision official Thursday morning.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:49:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 25791 at http://wesa.fm Pennsylvania Progressive Summit Hosting Gubernatorial Debate http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-progressive-summit-hosting-gubernatorial-debate <p>Six Democratic candidates for governor will debate tonight during the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit hosted by Keystone Progress. According to Executive Director Michael Morrill, this will be the first opportunity for candidates to rebut each other’s arguments unlike earlier forums.</p><p>Morrill says the candidates are going to face questions unlike any they have heard before.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:04:13 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 25159 at http://wesa.fm Off to the Races: Candidates Can Get Petitions Tuesday http://wesa.fm/post/races-candidates-can-get-petitions-tuesday <p>Current and would-be politicians will be downloading ballot petition forms starting Tuesday as they prepare to run in the May primary.&nbsp;</p><p>Candidates and their supporters can begin collecting signatures next week and then have a little less than a month to get the required number, which changes depending on the office being sought.&nbsp; At least six candidates have said they plan to run in the Democratic primary for governor.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:32:17 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 24195 at http://wesa.fm McGinty Brings Environmental Experience to the Gubernatorial Race http://wesa.fm/post/mcginty-brings-environmental-experience-gubernatorial-race <p>Today <a href="http://www.katiemcginty.com/">Katie McGinty</a> is scheduled to be the first of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates to go on air with a statewide advertisement.</p><p>As a former State Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, she has a unique insight of the environmental issues facing Pennsylvania as well as a plan for approaching a number of other topics in the Commonwealth including education, tax credits and manufacturing.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:35:36 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23500 at http://wesa.fm McGinty Brings Environmental Experience to the Gubernatorial Race 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 Corbett Approval Could Hinge on Medicaid http://wesa.fm/post/corbett-approval-could-hinge-medicaid <p>A new statewide poll shows there could be light at the end of a tunnel lined with low job performance ratings for Gov. Corbett.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.fandm.edu/fandmpoll">Franklin &amp; Marshall College survey</a> indicates Corbett's vision for health care may win over some sorely needed voters in advance of next year's gubernatorial election.</p><p>64 percent of respondents support expanding the state's Medicaid program to hundreds of thousands of low-income Pennsylvanians using federal money.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:37:32 +0000 Mary Wilson 19035 at http://wesa.fm 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