Conventional wisdom may hold that Gov. Corbett fell short in his reelection bid because voters, and his own party leaders, didn’t much like him.Some pundits will say he didn’t do a good job selling his ideas.The fault lies not in his personality, nor his communications, but in the policies the governor pursued.
On Tuesday Pennsylvanians sent a clear message that education matters to them, and they endorsed a severance tax as a way to pay for it.
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC), however well-intentioned, divert desperately needed funds from Philadelphia public schools ("Scholarships offer lifeline to Pa. students," Oct. 10).
Pennsylvania’s economy is not recovering as quickly as most states. Gov. Corbett, attempting to improve growth, made a bet that a billion dollars in new corporate tax cuts would fuel economic recovery, but that bet has been lost.
Punxsutawney Phil is predicting more chilly weather ahead, but a winter-weary Gov. Tom Corbett must have spring on his mind. His budget address Tuesday painted a bright and rosy picture of Pennsylvania's future even as we remain in the grip of a long economic winter.