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VIDEO: Why is Scott Wagner Refusing to Release His Tax Returns?

Today, the Wolf campaign launched a video to highlight how Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner is hiding from the people of Pennsylvania by refusing to release his tax returns.

Pennsylvania – Today, the Wolf campaign launched a video to highlight how Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner is hiding from the people of Pennsylvania by refusing to release his tax returns. He is the first gubernatorial candidate in over 20 years not to release them. Meanwhile, his company, Penn Waste, is raising rates on small business owners and consumers.

What is Scott Wagner hiding? Is he trying to bail out his failing business by raising rates on his customers? The people of Pennsylvania deserve answers.

WATCH: https://youtu.be/Ov-qqGLSsNg

 

BACKGROUND

VIDEO: Wagner Says He Will Not Release His Tax Returns. [HANRAHAN:] Will you commit right now for releasing your tax returns and medical records? … [WAGNER:] “No.” [WGAL Debate, 58:21, 3/01/18]

Wagner First General Election Gubernatorial Candidate Not To Release Tax Returns Since At Least the 1990s. “Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates aren’t required by law to release their tax returns, but candidates for the commonwealth’s highest office have done so for at least six campaigns dating back to the 1990s … According to the Associated Press, state Sen. Scott Wagner, who is described as prominent in the south-central Pennsylvania waste-hauling industry, has refused to say why he won’t release his tax return.” [Altoona Mirror, Editorial, 3/25/18]

Wagner “Declined To Say” Why He Will Not Release His Tax Returns. “… Scott Wagner, a state senator who is prominent in south-central Pennsylvania’s waste-hauling industry, declined to say through his campaign why he will not release a tax return.” [Associated Press, 3/11/18]

Wagner “Blasted” For Refusing To Release Tax Returns. “And [Democrats] have blasted him for refusing to release his tax returns, and for saying he would not relinquish ownership in his businesses — which are regulated by state government — if he were to become governor.” [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/07/18]

Editorial Boards Slammed Wagner For Refusing to Release Tax Returns.

  • Candidates For Pa. Governor Should Disclose Tax Returns.  [Altoona Mirror, Editorial, 3/25/18]
  • Candidate’s Should Open Tax Records. [Daily Item, Editorial, 3/14/18]
  • What Are Candidates Hiding By Refusing To Release Tax Returns? [The Intelligencer, Editorial, 4/15/18]
  • Gubernatorial candidates should release tax returns. [Butler Eagle, Editorial, 3/14/18]
  • GOP candidates for governor should release their tax returns. [LNP, Editorial, 3/14/18]

Penn Waste is Raising Rates

“Penn Waste is bound by contracts with its municipal account holders, which usually last for terms of three to five years, Davidson said. If they don’t renegotiate rates now, municipalities will see them skyrocket to retroactively compensate Penn Waste for the revenue it lost on their accounts.” [The Burg, 5/25/18]

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VIDEO: Governor Wolf Buys John Fetterman a Tie

Governor Wolf and John Fetterman have been having many discussions about how they are going to work together to continue fighting to change Harrisburg. After

Governor Wolf and John Fetterman have been having many discussions about how they are going to work together to continue fighting to change Harrisburg. After hearty conversations about policy and substance, Governor Wolf finally broached a slightly uncomfortable topic – the fact that Mayor Fetterman will have to wear a tie when presiding over the Senate. Luckily, Mayor Fetterman was up for a shopping trip to Boscov’s with the Governor.

Watch “Governor Wolf Buys John Fetterman a Tie:” https://youtu.be/TouDW2I0S-w

Governor Wolf Marks Major Milestone at Port of Philadelphia

On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey joined federal, state and local leaders to celebrate the recent arrival of the first two super post-Panamax cranes at The Port of Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey joined federal, state and local leaders to celebrate the recent arrival of the first two super post-Panamax cranes at The Port of Philadelphia.

According to KYW News Radio:

“Local, state and federal officials, along with dock workers, say two enormous new cranes rising from the Port of Philadelphia will keep them competitive with other top-notch ports. And, recent infrastructure improvements will translate to nearly 7,000 jobs.”

Throughout his time in office, Governor Wolf has been dedicated to investing in the PhilaPort, which is one of the most substantial job creation opportunities in the area and has generated more than $100 million in state and local tax revenues annually.

“My administration is working hard to invest critical dollars in improvements at PhilaPort, so that we can create thousands of jobs and grow the economy of this region, and the entire commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania’s Ports are vital to the economic success of Pennsylvania, and I am proud to say that the continued success of PhilaPort is one of my administration’s highest priorities.”

Check out the video below to learn more about the Port of Philadelphia and the important role it plays in the lives of Pennsylvanians!

Wolf Campaign Launches New Ad, “Hold Us Back”

Today, the Wolf campaign launched a new ad to highlight how Governor Wolf is fighting to change Harrisburg and move Pennsylvania forward.

PENNSYLVANIA  – Today, the Wolf campaign launched a new ad to highlight how Governor Wolf is fighting to change Harrisburg and move Pennsylvania forward.

CLICK HERE TO PLAY: https://youtu.be/2Ckfz611-qI

TRANSCRIPT:

Ordinary Pennsylvanians live lives that have many, many challenges.

One of the reasons I ran for this office was because I wanted to move Pennsylvania forward and I knew that to do that, I had to take on the powers that be and to change the way business was done in Harrisburg.

I think our political system holds us back from the future we deserve and our government should be looking out for 12.8 million Pennsylvanians, not just a handful of lobbyists. We need to change that.

As soon as he took office, Governor Wolf immediately sent Harrisburg legislators, insiders, and lobbyists a signal that he was not going to do things the way they were always done. He announced that he would donate his salary to charity and would refuse a state pension and enacted some of the strongest executive branch ethics reforms in the country.  He:

  • Signed an executive order banning anyone in his administration from taking gifts.

  • Reformed the legal contracting process to end pay-to-play.

  • Required all of his cabinet’s expenses to be posted publicly so taxpayers can see how their money is spent.

But Governor Wolf is continuing his fight to change Harrisburg. He is pushing for a full gift ban for the legislature, reforming the legislature’s per diem process to make it more transparent and accountable to taxpayers, and stopping pay to legislators and their top staff, as well as the governor and top officials in the executive branch, until a complete budget is passed.