PA-Gov: Wolf Calls Current Fiscal Situation “Unacceptable”
In light of today’s news that the state has an approximate $2 billion budget gap, Wolf condemned the fiscal actions of Gov. Corbett.
“It is not acceptable simply because it doesn’t work mathematically,” Wolf said. “The commonwealth of Pennsylvania deserves a lot better so we need to get beyond this.”
The Gov.-elect held his press conference alongside Montgomery County Commissioner, and Budgetary Vice-Chair of Wolf’s transition team, Josh Shapiro.
They pushed back against Republican claims that the situation Governor Corbett inherited in January 2011 was worse than today.
“They were gripped by a right-wing ideology that has proven in Pennsylvania, it’s a failure,” Shapiro stated. “You can’t simply cut and cut across the board as they did and think that will ultimately yield growth.”
Wolf called such claims “baloney”.
The new Governor is set to introduce his new budget in March just a few weeks after taking over on Jan. 20th.