Round-Up (+VIDEO): Governor Tom Wolf Answers Questions About Budget in Facebook Town Hall

April 01, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf answered Facebook users’ questions about his 2015-2016 budget proposal in a live Facebook Town Hall streamed on his Facebook page.

Watch the full Facebook Town Hall here:

Governor Wolf’s Facebook Town Hall marks the second time the governor has used social media to connect with constituents. In February, the governor held a Twitter Town Hall.

Check out the coverage of Governor Wolf’s Facebook Town Hall:

WITF: Touting his Pa. budget plan, Wolf takes to Facebook

“Gov. Tom Wolf is earning a reputation as a social-media savvy executive. Wolf took to Facebook to answer questions sent in from around Pennsylvania….Topics ranged from Wolf’s budget proposal and plans for tax increases and accompanying tax relief, to his desire to raise the state’s minimum wage and sign legislation protecting Pennsylvanians from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.” [WITF, 03/31/2015]

Lancaster Online/LNP: 7 things we learned from Gov. Tom Wolf’s Facebook chat

“The York County Democrat invited visitors to his official Facebook page to submit questions about the $33 billion state spending plan he unveiled earlier this month. He then asked that they return to watch a live stream of him answering the questions….The Facebook chat on Tuesday was the second time the 66-year-old former businessman used social media to connect with residents.” [LNP, 03/31/2015]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Gov. Tom Wolf uses Facebook to field questions on budget.

“Gov. Tom Wolf argued the case for his budget proposals in a virtual town hall Tuesday, answering questions about the plan in a live-streamed presentation on his Facebook page….Asked why he turned to Facebook, the governor said: ‘I think in a democracy, you should look for any possible way you can interact with the people who hired you. The voters of Pennsylvania voted for me for governor, and I need to continue the conversation that I think I engaged in in the campaign, and social media has been a great way to do that.’” [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 04/01/2015]

The Patriot-News: Gov. Tom Wolf says equal protection ‘absolutely essential’ following Indiana’s religious-rights law: Facebook chat recap

“Questions about Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget, tax plan and opinions on topics like Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restitution Act were answered by the man himself Tuesday during an online town hall….The Facebook town hall marked the second time Wolf has turned to social media to answer questions from Pennsylvanians — with the first being done on Twitter. Wolf said he is looking for all possible ways to interact with the people who hired him.” [The Patriot-News, 03/31/2015]

PoliticsPA: PA-Gov: Wolf Answers Budget Questions in Facebook Town Hall

“Gov. Tom Wolf took to social media again Tuesday for another Town Hall with constituents — this time to field questions about his first proposed budget. The 20-minute Town Hall was live streamed on the governor’s Facebook page, and he answered a number of questions that had been posed by Pennsylvanians in comments the previous day.” [PoliticsPA, 03/31/2015]
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