HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) made the following statement at the conclusion of Governor Wolf’s final budget address:
“Our lame-duck Governor, with less than a year left in his final term, is now proposing to leave Pennsylvanians with a multi-billion dollar deficit after he leaves office. We need to make responsible decisions now so this Governor cannot force a tax increase on all of us after he has left the capitol.
“One perfect example, after seven years of fighting my legislation to eliminate school property taxes, is his new recommendation for one-time property tax rebates which would end when he leaves the capitol building. He’s focused on short-term political gimmicks instead of working with us to provide a permanent solution.
“The unchecked spending that this Governor has advocated for year after year is no different than the irresponsible policies of progressive Democrats in Washington.”
Contact: Jim Brugger