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Reader Poll: Extraction Tax Should Be Wolf’s Top Priority

Tom-WolfTom Wolf will have plenty of problems to deal with once he takes over in January.

Yet our readers feel an extraction tax on natural gas drilling should be his top priority.

269 respondents, just over a third, chose the extraction tax.

Pension reform came in second with 216 votes while increasing funding for public schools finished third with 136.

Liquor privatization was a distant fourth with 82 while 66 readers selected “something else”.

What Should Tom Wolf’s First Priority as Governor Be?

  • An Extraction Tax on Natural Gas Drilling (35%)
  • Pension Reform (28%)
  • Increase Funding for Public Schools (18%)
  • Liquor Privatization (11%)
  • Something Else (9%)

Total Voters: 769

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One Response

  1. the tax on fracked gas will be lower now for a while so I think we should concentrate on the pension “monkey on our back” It would improve our pitiful credit rating and be a way to work in a bipartision way

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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