State Senator Scott Wagner has already made it clear he intends to run against fellow York native Governor Tom Wolf in 2018.
Now Wagner is picking a fight with the Governor over a scheduled layoff of 520 employees in the Department of Labor & Industry.
The State Senator has described the maneuver as an example of both carelessness and incompetence. In an interview with the Patriot-News editorial board, Wagner places the blame solely at the feet of the Gov. Wolf.
As you might expect, the Governor’s staff is not happy especially given the circumstances of this incident. Wolf tried to push for a transfer of funds that would’ve saved the jobs but after passing the State House, the bill died in the State Senate.
Not only that, Scott Wagner helped kill it.
The jobs in question concern call centers that aid the unemployed. According to David Weissman of the York Dispatch, Sen. Wagner was interested in having the process done online instead.
“I dug my foot in yesterday,” the State Senator stated. “They didn’t get the job done and need to be held accountable. Let them close down.”
If it is Wagner vs. Wolf in 2018 expect a lot more of these types of battles in the future.