James Says Governor’s Budget Proposal Will Need a Lot of Work

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Buter) today in Harrisburg said the budget proposal delivered by Gov. Tom Wolf that calls for billions of dollars in news spending and a handful of new or increased taxes will need significant improvements as it makes its way through the legislative process.

Everett Says Budget Plan Will Harm Pennsylvania Taxpayers

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – The residents of Pennsylvania do not deserve the treatment they would get from the latest budget proposal of $33.29 billion from Gov. Tom Wolf, which centers on a host of tax increases, said Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) today.

Jozwiak Calls Governor’s Budget Proposal Unrealistic

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address today in Harrisburg before a joint session of the state House and Senate:

Wolf Launched Partisan Insults Instead of a Budget Address, Delozier Says

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) today expressed disappointment in Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget address, which she said did not include the truth about his proposal to raise taxes on Pennsylvania families. She issued the following statement in response to the governor’s address:

Wolf Budget Address Lacks Good News For Taxpayers, Says Hahn

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf plans to pursue an expanded sales tax and increased Personal Income Tax as part of his budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year. During today’s budget address, the governor expressed a desire to raise the Personal Income Tax from 3.07 percent to 3.4 percent for 2016-17, and make it retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year. He also wants to add sales tax to basic cable television bills and movie theater ticket purchases, as well as increase the cigarette tax by $1 per pack.

Oberlander Responds to Governor’s New Budget Plan

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – After listening to the governor’s budget address for the upcoming 2016-17 fiscal year, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said that any new budget must reflect the priorities of the people of Pennsylvania and not calls for higher, unsustainable government spending.

Governor Proposes Retroactive Income Tax Increase

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) offered the following reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal through fiscal year 2016-17, which he announced today. His plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, to $33.3 billion.

Baker Reacts to Governor’s 2016-17 Budget Proposal

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) expressed grave concern following the unveiling of Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget proposal, which again seeks to increase government spending and raise taxes on working Pennsylvanians.

Harhart Issues Statement on 2016-17 Budget Proposal

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his 2016-17 budget proposal, which again seeks to increase government spending and raise taxes on working Pennsylvanians.

Kampf Questions Governor’s Plan to Hike Taxes

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG— Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address to the Legislature, Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Montgomery/Chester) questioned the governor’s proposal to raise taxes, especially the Personal Income Tax by 11 percent.