– 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.”
For the latest information about the budget process, visit www.RepKaufer.com or www.PABudget.com
Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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