Gov. Tom Wolf came to Pittsburgh Thursday morning on a visit whose timing seemed prompted in part by his upcoming final budget speech, but even more by an effort to polish his legacy for his final year in office. Wolf’s remarks Thursday seemed to set up a forceful final budget address next month, the last one he will give as governor. A key message of that speech, he said, would be: “We need to continue to pay our bills.” The phrase clearly was speaking to broader obligations than a balanced budget, such as an ongoing effort to increase public education funding.
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Source: WITF, January 21, 2022.