Wagner opioid plan calls for lawsuit against manufacturers, smarter spending

Wagner opioid plan calls for lawsuit against manufacturers, smarter spending

Occasionally calling out crowd members by name on his home turf, Scott Wagner released his plan to tackle the opioid crisis Wednesday in York.

“I wish there was a switch we could just flip to cut this crisis off,” Wagner said to the crowd of about 200 people. “But the truth to be told is not that simple — there’s no switch to flip.”

Wagner’s plan includes expanding investments into programs with track records of ending addiction, providing more resources to law enforcement to crack down on drug dealers, streamlining regulations for mental health services and revamping the state’s prescription drug monitoring programs.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
After week of controversy, Wagner uses press club to tout education plan

After week of controversy, Wagner uses press club to tout education plan

At a press luncheon Monday, gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner continued his campaign narrative that he, and not Gov. Tom Wolf, will be a true champion for public education, while criticizing media coverage of issues he sees as trivial.

Since June, his campaign has seized on two sets of remarks, one from Wolf himself, the other from a top aide, to claim that the governor wants to shift all school funding through the 2015 fair funding formula.

Monday, August 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Wolf agrees to debate Wagner at Chamber event

Wolf agrees to debate Wagner at Chamber event

What is “the governorship of Pennsylvania?”

That will be the question at stake Oct. 1, as Jeopardy host Alex Trebek moderates the first confirmed debate in the governor’s race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger and former York County State Senator Scott Wagner in Hershey.

Monday, August 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
School funding sparks loud campaign fights, raises legislative questions

School funding sparks loud campaign fights, raises legislative questions

It all started one month ago in the waning days of budget season, with a meeting between advocates and the governor’s staff and some off-the-cuff remarks at a Philadelphia press conference.

But as the calendar turns to August, a controversy over the state’s school funding formula has held on as a campaign cudgel and legislative worry, as accusations of intimidation and collusion resound.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Kenney announces Philadelphia to no longer allow ICE access to PARS

Kenney announces Philadelphia to no longer allow ICE access to PARS

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today announced the city will not continue its Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) agreement with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The decision also drew criticisms from Republicans, including former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Philadelphia
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