Fighting Wolf's Renewed Call for Taxes

PA House Republicans Respond to
Gov. Wolf's Budget Address

A few "highlights" of the new Wolf plan for tax hikes
- Gov. Wolf is proposing a $33.3 Billion budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

- To pay for this increase, the governor is seeking $2.7 billion in new revenue.

- Wolf is proposing an 11% increase in the Personal Income Tax and would make it retroactive.

- A new 6.5% severance tax would be included.

- Cable television, movie tickets and digital downloads would be taxed under this Wolf plan.

- The cigarette tax would be increased by $1 per pack.

- All tobacco products currently not taxed would now be taxed at a rate of 40% of wholesale.

- The governor continues the elimination of funding for Ag Excellence, Ag Research, Agriculutural Promotion, Hardwoods Research, Livestock Show, and Open Dairy Show. He eliminated these line items when he signed the 2015-16 budget into law in December.

- Governor Wolf continues his effort to eliminate funding for Regional Cancer Institutes, Lupus, Regional Poison Control Centers, Trauma Prevention, Epilepsy Support Services, Bio-Tech Research, Tourette Syndrome, ALS Support Services, and Diabetes Programs.


Additional Resources

Line-item of chart of Gov. Wolf's new budget proposal

House Appropriations Committee analysis of Wolf's new proposal