Essential Pittsburgh: Response and Analysis of Governor Wolf's Budget Address

Mar 3, 2015

Credit AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File

Today 90.5 WESA presented live coverage of Governor Wolf's budget address to the Pennsylvania Legislature in Harrisburg from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WESA Senior News Editor Mark Nootbaar joined host Paul Guggenheimer to provide commentary and analysis following Wolf’s address.

Also contributing to the conversation by phone were John Callahan, Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania School Board Association, and Eric Montarti, Senior Policy Analyst with the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy.

Callahan focused his analysis on Wolf’s plans for education in the Commonwealth, which include increased funding for public schools. While Montarti spoke primarily to the governor’s plans for tax policy, among which is a plan to lower the corporate tax rate while closing loopholes.

WESA will provide additional commentary and analysis over the course of the day. 

This evening at 8 p.m., WESA will air a special hour of analysis of the Governor’s address, from our Harrisburg partner station WITF’s program Smart Talk, hosted by Scott Lamar.

G. Terry Madonna Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College, offers in-studio analysis of the address. Pennsylvania Public Radio’s Mary Wilson and State Impact Pennsylvania’s Marie Cusick, offer onsite coverage from the State House.