Gov. Tom Wolf, Opponent Scott Wagner Battle It Out Over Pennsylvania School Funding - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Gov. Tom Wolf, Opponent Scott Wagner Battle It Out Over Pennsylvania School Funding

Gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner, Gov. Tom Wolf tangle over politics of funding Pennsylvania public schools

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    Gov. Tom Wolf, Opponent Scott Wagner Battle It Out Over Pennsylvania School Funding
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    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, left; Republican gubernatorial candidate for Pennsylvania Scott Wagner, right.

    Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, is accusing Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf of proposing a policy that would result in deep funding cuts to certain school districts, a claim that Wolf calls nonsense and ridiculous.

    Wagner stepped up his campaign's claim Thursday in a Pittsburgh news conference. He's insisting that Wolf voiced his support for immediately using a formula approved in 2016 by the Republican-controlled Legislature to direct all state school aid.

    Currently, a fraction of school aid goes through the formula.

    Wolf hasn't explicitly said he supports an immediate shift, and Wolf says he doesn't support any sort of immediate shift that could cut aid to certain districts. He says he wants a fair way to distribute school aid and that he wants to increase school funding.