Gov. Wolf’s legacy: lost lives, livelihoods, and abandoning the vulnerable
Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer
During the last state budget of his term, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to cement his legacy. It’s Pollyannaish for our governor to think that negotiating for unsustainable spending will cement his legacy. Leaders are defined by how they handle crises, so Wolf’s legacy will be forever defined by his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and its lingering impact.
Let’s journey to May 2020, when Wolf so relentlessly ignored the voice of the people. As governor, he has issued the most vetoes in our state in the last 40 years — with nearly half of those during the early months of COVID. For 15 months, Wolf repeatedly extended himself unilateral emergency powers until the citizens of the state amended our constitution to forever bar any governor from repeating such an egregious abuse of power.
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