Tom Wolf with Mayor Dwan Walker (Photo Credit: KDKA)
By Jon Delano
BEAVER COUNTY (KDKA) — Students in Aliquippa had the day off — except for the undefeated football team hard at practice.
But that didn’t stop Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf from pushing his education plan at the high school.
“We’d like to welcome you all. If you’ve never been here before, this is Aliquippa,” quipped Mayor Dwan Walker.
Walker, with State Rep. Rob Matzie and school superintendent Dave Wytiaz, briefed the candidate before a short press conference.
“I’m here because this is important to me as a Pennsylvanian,” said Wolf.
“Education actually matters,” he added. “It doesn’t matter because I’m running for governor. It matters to all of us who want to build a business in Pennsylvania. It matters to all of us who want to build a family in Pennsylvania. It matters to all of us who actually care about a society where people can actually get a head. This is how we transform lives.”
By imposing an extraction tax on natural gas drilling, Wolf pledged to bring state funding of education back up to half of school spending