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Wagner Says Wolf Wants To 'Run Out The Clock' On Answers

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Matt Rourke
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AP
Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner is criticizing Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for avoiding debates before the Nov. 6 election.

Wagner said Monday that Wolf is hoping to run out the clock without telling Pennsylvanians about his education or tax proposals, and warns that a second-term Wolf could go on to propose another multibillion-dollar tax increase.

Wolf agreed to appear with Wagner at an Oct. 1 dinner sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, but is apparently rejecting at least a dozen debate invitations by TV stations and others.

In his first term, Wolf proposed billions of dollars in tax increases, a fraction of which lawmakers approved, while securing lawmakers' approval of roughly half of the $2 billion in new education money he had set as a first-term goal.