Former DEP Head Tapped as Wolf’s Chief of Staff

Newly appointed Chief of Staff Katie McGinty; Governor-elect Tom Wolf.

November 14, 2014

Former Pennsylvania DEP secretary Katie McGinty failed to win the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Governor last spring, but she has nabbed one of the top spots in Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s administration. That could have implications for how the state moves forward on energy and environmental issues.

In an interview with The Allegheny Front in May, McGinty said, “If environment is your issue, I’m your candidate.”

Now that she’s been tapped as chief of staff to Tom Wolf, she says one of the new governor’s first priorities will be to get the state’s fiscal house in order. McGinty told 90.5 WESA that one way to do that is to tax natural gas drillers.

“That Marcellus shale severance tax (will) enable us to put money back in our schools, rehire the tens of thousands of people that have been fired, and start doing right by our kids again.”

…(read more).

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