Corbett, Wolf joust over taxes, finances in debate

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf jousted over taxes, state financial health and public school spending in the first debate in Pennsylvania’s governor’s race.

Monday’s fast-moving 45-minute forum was held in front of a packed Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and Industry dinner in Hershey.

Corbett sought to raise questions about where Wolf would find the money to achieve his promise to increase state spending on public schools and meet state pension obligations. For his part, Wolf sought to frame Corbett as failing to capably steer the state’s economy and government finances while he cut critical funding for public schools.

Moderator Dennis Owens of WHTM-TV in Harrisburg asked the questions during the 45-minute event.

Wolf headed his family’s York-based building products business for nearly three decades. Corbett is Pennsylvania’s former two-term attorney general.

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