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Rep. Causer Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

Feb. 09, 2016  Download

House lawmakers offered their reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.

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Rep. Brown Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

Feb. 09, 2016  Download

House lawmakers offered their reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.

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Rep. BloomComments on Governor’s Budget Address

Feb. 09, 2016  Download

House lawmakers offered their reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.

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Rep. Benninghoff Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

Feb. 09, 2016  Download

House lawmakers offered their reactions to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.

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Speaker Turzai Expresses Disappointment Following Governor’s Budget Address

Feb. 09, 2016  Download

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) expressed his disappointment with Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address and spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which was unveiled Tuesday before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion, increasing spending by 10 percent, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers. Following the address, Speaker Turzai said the governor’s plan lacks vision and calls for significant increases in both spending and taxes without completing work on the current state budget, from which the governor cut $6.3 billion in spending.

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Majority Leader Reed Comments on Governor’s Budget Address

Feb. 09, 2016  Download

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) offered his reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address and spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which was unveiled today before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion, increasing spending by 10 percent, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers. Majority Leader Reed challenged the fairness of the proposed retroactive tax increase, and requested that work continue on finishing the current state budget, from which the governor cut $6.3 billion in spending.

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Truitt Calls for Passage of Legislation to Protect Vulnerable Pennsylvanians During Budget Stalemates

Feb. 09, 2016  Download

On the same day the Governor is scheduled to deliver his annual budget address, a group of House Republican lawmakers have called for the adoption of new legislation that would prevent the interruption of crucial government services in the event of any future state budget impasse. Bill sponsor Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) said this legislation would create a temporary emergency budget fund, enabling the budget secretary to continue payments to health and human services at the previous year’s level until a final budget agreement could be reached.