Wagner Statement On Wolf Visit To Johnstown

2018 Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner today issued the following statement on Tom Wolf’s visit to Johnstown to “highlight economic progress”:

“With Cambria County’s unemployment rate 40 percent higher than the national average, Tom Wolf should be ashamed to go to Johnstown, let alone pat himself on the back for an economy that has done nothing to address the region’s needs.

“Just today the federal unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent – an 18 year low – but Pennsylvanians and the people of Johnstown are not seeing the benefits of this national boom.

“When Tom Wolf took office Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was five percent lower than the national average, and it’s now more than 20 percent higher.

“It’s time we have a leader who has actually created jobs and knows what it takes to get our economy moving again. I will be a governor who listens to the people, revitalizes our trade industry, rolls back crippling regulations and reduces tax burdens on businesses. I will make forgotten areas like Johnstown a priority again.”