Governor Wolf speaks about goals for next term less than 24 hours from his inauguration

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Tomorrow, Governor Tom Wolf will be sworn into his second term as governor of Pennsylvania and he has a lot of things he hopes to accomplish over the next four years. 

Wolf, set to be sworn in for his second term just after noon tomorrow, will then immediately get to work on his agenda.  In less than 24 hours, he will take the Oath of Office to begin his second term as Pennsylvania’s top executive.

He says, “Well, I want to continue to protect education, access to health care… I want to continue to fight the opioid epidemic; continue to build jobs in Pennsylvania.”

Other issues the governor looks to tackle is making voting easier in the state and expanding ethics reforms. 

Wolf says, “I have a gift ban in the executive branch. I want to try to extend that through the state government so that people trust the government that serves them.”

A full slate of challenges that lie ahead of him, and it could be all the more challenging for the Democrat after Republicans kept majorities in the State House and Senate in November’s election.

Wolf says, “We all want to make Pennsylvania better, I don’t care what your party is. And, I think we’ll continue to look for areas where we can work together.”

Looking back on the previous four years, Governor Wolf points to accomplishments like education investments, expanding Medicaid, and job creation in the state.  But, when it comes to failures, he’s quick to bring up the lack of severance tax. 

Wolf says, “We’re the only major natural gas-producing state in the country without a severance tax. So, that’s something, there’s work to be done.”

And, the governor says he’s looking forward to working with his new lieutenant governor, John Fetterman, who will be sworn in at tomorrow’s ceremony as well.

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