PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several Democrats running to be the next governor of Pennsylvania answered questions about jobs, innovation and economic development at a candidates forum.
Former state environmental protection secretaries Katie McGinty and John Hanger; York businessman Tom Wolf; Lebanon County commissioner Jo Ellen Litz; and U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz participated in the event in Philadelphia.
Two candidates — Rob McCord, the state treasurer, and Max Myers, a Pentecostal minister — could not attend due to scheduling conflicts.
Tuesday's forum was sponsored by the non-partisan Philadelphia Business Journal and WHYY. It comes a day after Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski dropped out the race, citing fundraising issues.
Later Tuesday, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is scheduled to lay out his proposed state budget in an address to the Legislature.