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Smart Talk: Top issues facing PA and other states; Tom Wolf, Democrat running for governor

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jan 7, 2014 4:18 PM

What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, January 8, 2014:

There are eight Democrats running for governor in Pennsylvania to unseat Republican incumbent Tom Corbett.

Even though Democratic voters won't choose their nominee until the primary five months from now, the candidates have been running hard while trying to get noticed or to separate themselves from the rest of the field.

Over the next few weeks, Smart Talk will feature discussions with the candidates in an effort to determine where they stand on the issues and help voters make decisions.

Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania's former Secretary of Revenue and a successful York County businessman appears on Wednesday's Smart Talk.

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Tom Wolf in studio with Scott LaMar

Also, Stateline, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, has released its annual State of the States series.  The series is a look at the trends and issues that will get the most attention in state capitals in 2014.

Appearing on Wednesday's program to discuss Pennsylvania and how it compares to other states is Scott Greenberger, Stateline's Editor. 

Among the issues we'll focus on are jobs, healthcare, same-sex marriage, and privacy.

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Comments: 1

  • Susan img 2014-01-10 16:08

    I will not vote for anyone who endorses fracking! It pollutes our land, air and water (and us!). Continued unrestrained use of fossil fuels is leading to runaway climate change. We need a governor who understands that a low-carbon, low-energy future is the only future that is viable. "Business as usual" is killing the ecosystems on which we depend. Wake up.

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