Republican Candidates Wagner and Bartos Hold Town Hall Meeting in Erie
Republican hopefuls for Governor and Lieutenant Governor held a town hall meeting Monday evening on Peach Street. Scott Wagner and Jeff Bartos answered questions from the crowd about criminal justice reform, gay marriage, agriculture and others.
The room was filled shortly after 6:30 by Democrats and Republicans alike. The hopefuls tried to answer as many questions from people scattered throughout the room before the meeting's time was up.
One issue that came up throughout the meeting was our schools. People asked about their plan for funding schools, keeping students safe, and preventing property tax dependency. Wagner and Bartos responded that they have a plan, which would pull funding from various areas.
An example of where they believe they could find funding is from getting rid of state-owned liquor stores. Their plan includes giving $1 Billion to funding schools, with specific funding for schools with STEM programs.