KINGSTON -- The next governor of Pennsylvania visited our area on Thursday.
Democrat Tom Wolf is going around the state talking about the financial future of the commonwealth.
Governor-elect Wolf was in Kingston to bring the message that Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit in the next budget year.
But as he travels the state to talk budget issues, he's also being hit with questions about a political hot topic: Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
Wolf rode his Jeep into his victory celebration last month. Now the governor-elect says he's riding into a financial mess in Pennsylvania
In Kingston, he pointed out an estimated $2 billion deficit facing the next state budget year.
Wolf says he's traveling the state to make the problem known but isn't yet ready to offer solutions. He says he is ready to work with the Republican-controlled legislature in the capitol to fix it.
"My point right now is to not talk about solutions, but talk about that we have a problem. That's the first step in the process of getting to a much better place for Pennsylvania," Wolf said.
And there may be another political problem in the Democratic party: Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
At media events to talk about the budget, Wolf has been repeatedly asked about Kane.
"Does she have your support?"
"I'm letting the system take its course. I've already weighed in enough on that," Wolf replied.
This week, two high-profile Philadelphia Democrats were critical of Kane.
U.S. Representative Robert Brady told the Philadelphia Inquirer he lost faith in the Scranton native, saying she's "asleep at the switch."
In announcing bribery charges against two state lawmakers from Philadelphia Tuesday, the district attorney blasted Kane's controversial move to drop that case.
"I think she's doing the best job she can," Wolf said about Kane. "I have a particular issue with some of the things she was doing in this particular case. But I think we have a system in place that will hold her to account, and ultimately, the voters will hold her to account."
We tried to get a comment from Kathleen Kane's office, but haven't heard back.
As for Governor-elect Wolf, he's focusing on drawing attention to the budget issues he says he's inheriting. Any deficit needs to be resolved by the state budget deadline of July 1.