Hubris: PA Gov. Wolf Caves on Budget, then Claims He Won

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PA Gov Wolf takes credit for budget he didn’t sign

As MDN reported last week, the Pennsylvania Republican-controlled legislature passed a budget, and then passed $1.3 billion in new taxes to help pay for it. Not part of the package was a severance tax (see PA Legislature Passes $1.3B in Tax Hikes, No Severance Tax). Last year PA Gov. Wolf threw a temper tantrum and waited nine months before allowing a budget to pass, without his signature and with no severance tax (see PA Gov. Wolf Caves on Budget Deal After 9 Mo. of Temper Tantrums). This year it only took a few weeks for Wolf to cave. He got virtually nothing he wanted in the budget–education funding far below levels he wanted, etc. And yet, he’s claiming this year’s budget was a success–because of him. Talk about hubris…

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