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Host: Scott LaMar

Gov. Wolf joins Smart Talk Road Trip

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 2, 2017 8:08 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, August 3, 2017:

Thursday's Smart Talk Road Trip takes the show to Pennsylvania's State Capitol.  Appearing on the program are Gov. Tom Wolf, State Treasurer Joe Torsella and WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Katie Meyer.

The state budget is among the topics we'll discuss with Gov. Wolf.  The General Assembly approved a $31.7 billion spending plan last month that the governor allowed to become law.  However, the revenue portion of the budget wasn't finalized so where the money comes from is still questionable.  The Republican-majority Senate passed a revenue package that includes a tax on Marcellus Shale gas and borrowing.  The Republican-majority State House hasn't taken up the bill yet.

Treasurer Joe Torsella has warned that the state needs a final budget soon or the state may not be able to pay its bills.

If you have a question for Gov. Wolf or Treasurer Torsella, use the comments section below.

Among the other topics to be addressed are climate change policies and healthcare.

Katie Meyer provides insight into several issues that are not related to the budget.

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