On January 20th – when Tom Wolf takes the oath of office –
The Commonwealth will have a Democrat for governor –
And a Republican-controlled legislature.
While that might not seem to be the best combination to get things done –
The past four years have taught us that –
Even with a Republican governor –
The state legislature showed little inclination to do any real work.
Issues like state pension reform –
Tax reform –
And education reform –
Gathered dust while lawmakers bickered among themselves –
And with the governor.
Pennsylvania desperately needs the best ideas from everyone –
From Governor-elect Tom Wolf and the legislature.
No one has the 800-number to solve Pennsylvania’s problems –
Not Democrats –
Not Republicans –
Not the governor –
Not the general assembly.
Come January – it’s time to take a deep breath –
And start working together to create solutions –
Not deeper gridlock in Harrisburg.