Mar. 03, 2015

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) today issued the following statement after listening to Gov. Tom Wolf outline his 2015-16 budget plan before a joint session of the General Assembly:
“The budget proposal that Governor Wolf presented today would spend $33.8 billion, which is a 16 percent increase over last year’s state budget. This plan also includes a nearly $4.7 billion tax hike, an increase that would be on the back of the hard-working taxpayers.
“I was encouraged to hear the governor bring up property tax reform, as that is a huge issue for the people in the 120th District. I want to make sure his plan wouldn’t provide the same type of relief that was promised under the casino property tax relief plan. The people I represent want real property tax reform, not just the promise of it.
“Today’s address marked the beginning of the state budget-crafting process. As negotiations move forward throughout the coming days, weeks and months, I plan to thoroughly examine our spending plan and examining the fine print to ensure that every taxpayer dollar is well spent.”
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Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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