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 Temat postu: Wolf looks like ‘two-term Tom’ as 2018 approaches
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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf likely has wrapped up his biggest first-term fights with the Legislature’s huge Republican majorities and his record is largely set a year before voters decide whether to give him a second term. He now heads into the 2018 election year with political winds at his back.

Wolf’s polls currently resemble those of former Gov. Ed Rendell’s,adidas Jonathan Drouin jersey, rather than former Gov. Tom Corbett’s, the Democrat who won a second term in 2006, the Republican who Wolf beat in 2014 to make the first Pennsylvania governor to lose re-election and the original “one-term Tom.”

“That is a decent spot to be in for an incumbent governor who’s been through lots of fiscal battles the last three years, a pollster and political science professor at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. “All in all,” said Christopher Borick, you probably take that if you’re Tom Wolf.”

In recent days, eyes increasingly have turned to next year’s election.

The budget battle of 2017 ended, and the four-candidate Republican primary field appears set with the entry of House Speaker Mike Turzai, if four months late, R-Marshall Township.

Wolf’s potential adversaries attack him in relatively boilerplate terms: he’s a serial tax hiker, an out-of-touch elitist and a lousy leader. The state Republican Party calls him “America’s most liberal governor.”

To be sure, Republicans have blocked the vast majority of Wolf’s proposed tax increases, billions of dollars primarily to fix yawning budget deficits and funding disparities in public schools.

Wolf, was virtually a political novice when he took office in 2015, 69, and his strategy in the Capitol has evolved.

Wolf allied with Senate Republicans against House Republicans. He also agreed to versions of legislation long-sought by Republicans — and long opposed by public-sector labor unions — such as breaking the state’s monopoly on wine and liquor sales.,In this year’s budget stalemate

” said Gene Barr,Those concessions and the drumbeat for a tax increase make Wolf’s record a “mixed bag, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, which backed Corbett in the 2014 campaign.

his administration has been relatively scandal-free,Wolf signed robust medical marijuana legislation — something Corbett opposed — and a package of measures designed to fight Pennsylvania’s opioid-addiction crisis. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate has fallen to the lowest on record, unemployment is at a post-recession low and hiring has picked up.

Pennsylvania had the nation’s 29th fastest 12-month job-growth rate — better than the bottom-10 ranking it racked up over the past three decades.,As of September

despite complaints from the left’s coalition of labor unions and environmental advocacy organizations about the deals Wolf cut with Republicans.,Wolf faces no Democratic Party challenger in the May 15 primary election

he is forgiven for having little choice with historically large Republican legislative majorities — the biggest since the 1950s — and some in the coalition see 2018 as an existential election if a Republican governor joins those majorities in power.,To some extent

“It appears highly likely that the choice will be between Gov. Wolf and someone who is highly anti-environmental, executive director of Philadelphia-based PennEnvironment.,” said David Masur

raise the minimum wage or overhaul the state’s tax structure and system of public-school funding.,Wolf has not really achieved his major first-term aims to fix Pennsylvania’s long-term finances

Allies blame Republican lawmakers, too., and Wolf has signaled that he will

“Governor Wolf has been fighting to change Harrisburg and move Pennsylvania away from the days of Harrisburg insiders balancing budgets on the backs of children,Authentic Alex Pietrangelo jersey,” his campaign said., our schools and seniors

That said, as well as Senate passage of a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production., Wolf has gotten almost halfway to his goal of $2 billion education funding increase

currently Republican Donald Trump.,Authentic Vladimir Tarasenko jersey,Next year’s election provides a built-in advantage for Wolf: mid-term elections tend to go poorly for the party of the president

This month’s sweeping election victories for Democrats across Philadelphia’s heavily populated suburbs is another good sign for Wolf. No prospective opponent of Wolf’s has a household name and Wolf can conveniently campaign against an unpopular Trump and GOP-controlled Congress.

Historically speaking, such as Corbett., incumbents in statewide office in Pennsylvania only go down in defeat when swing voters are motivated against them

Analysts say they see no similar pattern for Wolf.

“And when you combine that with a potential wind of positive Democratic fortunes in 2018, “you certainly could be optimistic if you’re in his camp.”,Authentic Jake Allen jersey,” Borick said

He waived his right to an in-person hearing for his slash on Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault Thursday night so instead he learned his fate in a phone call Sunday.

Turns out he’ll miss the next nine games to finish serving a 10-game suspension for the incident. Gudas did not play in Saturday’s overtime loss to Calgary because an NHL rule prohibits players who are facing suspension from playing before their hearing.

536.60 along with missing games in his third career suspension.,Gudas will forfeit $408

In Thursday’s loss to the Jets he got tangled up with Perreault, his stick came down like a guillotine. , who knocked Gudas’ helmet off. As the Flyers defenseman re-gained his balance

I guess,“He got the meaty part of the neck. It could have been worse,Authentic Carter Hutton jersey, but when you look at the replay,” Perreault said. “He apologized in the penalty box, it looks like he did it on purpose. It wasn’t an accident. He’s been known for doing stuff like that, so I certainly don’t appreciate it. I’m sure the league will take care of it.”

Last October Gudas was suspended six games for interfering with Boston forward Austin Czarnik. In December 2015, who was then with the Ottawa Senators.,Authentic Jonathan Drouin jersey, he was suspended three games for a hit to the head of Mika Zibanejad

In Saturday’s game Gudas was replaced by Mark Alt, which is expected to happen this week. He’s recovering from a left knee injury suffered when he blocked a shot on Oct. 21., the only other right-handed option on the Flyers’ roster. It’s unclear if he’ll stay in that role when the Flyers play again Tuesday. Blueliner Andrew MacDonald will go back into the lineup when he is healthy

perhaps they recall Samuel Morin who was at Wells Fargo Center Sunday for the carnival. Morin has played just two games since returning from an injury of his own.,If MacDonald isn’t ready yet and the Flyers want to replace Gudas’ hard-hitting nature

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas was suspended for 10 games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault.

Gudas was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing midway through the first period in the Flyers' 3-2 loss at Winnipeg on Thursday night.

as the blue liner was suspended 10 games by the NHL on Sunday. Gudas will play his next hockey game with the Flyers on Dec. 12.,Authentic Victor Hedman jersey,The Philadelphia Flyers will be without defenseman Radko Gudas for a little while

in a game where the Flyers lost 3-2 in a shootout.,The news comes just a handful of days removed from Gudas earning himself a game misconduct penalty for slashing Winnipeg Jets’ forward Mathieu Perreault in the back of the head. Gudas was tossed from the game Thursday night for the incident

but the defenseman declined the right and instead opted for an over-the-phone hearing.,Gudas was given the option for an in-person hearing this weekend

highlighting the extent of why Gudas gained the suspension.,Here’s the NHL’s ruling on the matter

The NHL’s ruling places Gudas’ slash as a “forceful chopping motion delivered to a player in a vulnerable position.” While the Flyers defenseman admitted it wasn’t an “intentional” act, for obvious reasons., Gudas was “aware of Perreault’s presence” below him. The play was deemed reckless

so the loss of Gudas for the time being will cause head coach Dave Hakstol to shuffle the lines around a bit.,The Flyers have been recovering from a handful of injuries on the defensive side

It’ll be the second half of an outdoor home-and-home between Pennsylvania’s two NHL franchises.

the NHL announced that the Flyers would be heading to Pittsburgh for an outdoor game against the Penguins,Back in March of 2016, of course, as a part of the league’s Stadium Series. This game, was played last February, as the Flyers dropped a 4-2 contest to the Penguins under the Heinz Field lights.

but had been reported by multiple plugged-in reporters around the time rumors of a Flyers-Penguins outdoor game had surfaced,What the NHL didn’t confirm back then, since efforts to play a neutral-site game at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium fell through, was that the two teams would be heading back outdoors again on the other (superior) side of the Commonwealth in the near future. Speculation was that, the two teams would play a “home-and-home” of sorts, with the 2017 game in Pittsburgh being followed up by a game in Philadelphia in a following season.

from ESPN to The Inquirer to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,Several different outlets, all reported that there would be an outdoor game in Philadelphia in a season following the 2016-17 season, with Sam Carchidi of the Inquirer going as far as to say that it would take place in 2019 at either Citizens’ Bank Park (home of the 2012 Winter Classic) or Lincoln Financial Field (home of the current best team in the National Football League, but of no outdoor hockey games up to this point).

which came one day after the league officially announced that the 2019 Winter Classic would be held in South Bend,That news was confirmed with tonight’s announcement from NBC, Ill., between the Chicago Blackhawks (surprise!) and the Boston Bruins.

playing to a crowd of more than 67,This will be part two in the outdoor "Battle for Pennsylvania." The Penguins took round one in 2017,000 at Heinz Field when they edged out the Flyers in a 4-2 win. The game will be the Flyers fourth regular-season appearance outdoors,adidas Brent Burns jersey, and the Penguins fifth such game. The 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series? will mark the sixth consecutive year that Coors Light has been the title partner.

"On behalf of the Philadelphia Flyers, said Philadelphia Flyers President, we are thrilled to host the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Lincoln Financial Field", voted one of the best in the NFL,adidas Alex Pietrangelo jersey, Paul Holmgren. "The stadium, offers excellent sight lines so every fan attending will have a great view to enjoy the game. We are proud to be able to showcase our city, fans and team for such a great event."

" NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Lincoln Financial Field will provide a perfect setting for these cross-state opponents and their passionate fan-bases.","The Penguins and Flyers will renew one of our League's fiercest rivalries in this Coors Light NHL Stadium Series match-up

there's nothing that captures that spirit like facing off with your rivals in the elements,adidas Vladimir Tarasenko jersey,"Coors Light knows that challenges are opportunities to reach new heights. And," Coors Light Vice President of Marketing Ryan Marek said. "We can't wait to offer consumers the World's Most Refreshing Beer as they watch the Penguins and Flyers continue this amazing tradition, joining in with players and fans alike to celebrate the climb to victory."

with Philadelphia holding a 344-233 edge in points (PHI: 153-90-38-344,The Keystone State rivals have met 281 times in the regular season since joining the NHL together in 1967-68, PIT: 98-146-37-233). They also have faced off six times in the Stanley Cup? Playoffs,adidas Jake Allen jersey, with the Flyers winning four of those series, including their most recent match up in the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

"It's always a special opportunity to take the game back to its roots and have NHL players skate outdoors, David Morehouse. "We competed against the Flyers outdoors at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh 2017 and look forward to completing the in-state 'home-and-home' series at Lincoln Financial Field in 2019. It should be a great atmosphere.,"said Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO

players who have had the opportunity to hit the ice outdoors in a regular season game have always described it as one of their career highlights,adidas Carter Hutton jersey,"Over the years, Mathieu Schneider. "There is no doubt that the Penguins and Flyers players will put on a great show for the passionate fans in Philadelphia," said NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director, and those watching at home, adding to the history between these two teams."

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