Culver: Governor Puts Forward His 2016-17 Budget Proposal

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the House and Senate convened for a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to hear Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address for the second year of his administration. The governor signed the current year’s budget on Dec. 29, 2015, but line-item vetoed $6.3 billion, making the budget only 87 percent complete. Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) made the following statement after the address:

Lewis Prepared to Discuss Details of Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) requests reactions from residents of the 74th District regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s $33.29 billion budget proposal, which would require a $2.7 billion tax increase. The feedback he receives will shape his approach to all upcoming budget conversations.

Kaufer: We Need a Governor Who Leads

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement on Tuesday after listening to Gov. Tom Wolf before a joint session of the General Assembly and reviewing his proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year:

Millard Responds to Gov. Wolf’s Latest Tax Increases

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG– Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 budget proposal, which would increase the Personal Income Tax paid by working Pennsylvanians and small businesses by 11 percent, along with several other tax increases:

Wolf Budget Seeks More Than $2 Billion in New Taxes

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) expressed both concern and frustration on Tuesday after hearing Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal for a $33.29 billion budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Cox Disappointed Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate:

Stephens Calls on Governor to Stop Attacks

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) released this statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address. Wolf called for increased spending and taxes:

Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Accepts 2015 Audit

Feb. 09, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), chaired by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), today voted to accept the audit report of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s finances for the 2014-15 fiscal year as conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm.

Harper: Done Right, Shale Tax Can Help Balance PA Budget

Feb. 08, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – With the cost of key state budget areas – education and human services – continuing to rise, Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) today appeared before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee to make the case for a severance tax on natural gas drilling in the Commonwealth.

Parker to Escort Governor for 2016-17 Budget Address

Feb. 08, 2016 /

HARRISBURG – Freshman Rep. David Parker (R-Monroe) has been selected to serve on the committee to escort Gov. Tom Wolf into the House chamber on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to deliver his budget address for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Gaming Committee to Vote on Resolution Urging Congress to Lift Ban on Sports Betting

Feb. 08, 2016 /

WHAT: House Gaming Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin) announced the committee will hold a voting meeting to consider House Resolution 619, which would urge U.S. Congress to lift the federal ban on sports betting and to allow Pennsylvania – and all states that authorize, license and regulate casino gaming — to legalize sports betting through its licensed facilities.