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Budget Update: House Lawmakers Vote to Protect Taxpayers

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Last night, 103 House lawmakers voted for a no-tax-hike, no-borrowing plan to balance the state budget. Find out how your representative voted.

Please take a moment to join us in thanking these lawmakers. You can:

  • Click here to send an email to your representative.
  • Click here to share our Facebook post.
  • Make a call, send a letter, post on their social media pages, or write a letter to the editor.

The legislation, HB 453, stands in stark contrast to Governor Wolf’s $1 billion tax hike ($315 per family of four) and his preferred “compromise”—a $570 million tax hike ($180 per family of four) that passed the state Senate in July.

Click here to read four ways the plan balances the state budget without tapping taxpayers.

The plan now moves over to the Senate. A straight vote on the plan is preferable, but if the Senate decides to amend the bill, they should build any changes around two principles: no borrowing and no new taxes.

At the same time, it is important to note that this revenue plan is not a long-term solution. But neither are tax hikes. Getting a handle on this problem requires addressing the costs drivers in state government—specifically welfare and education as well as corrections and corporate welfare spending.

Thank you for continuing to fight for a budget that’s fair to taxpayers—even as the process continued throughout the summer. These reforms are just the beginning of the structural changes needed to grow the economy, solve our constant budget troubles and allow Pennsylvanians to flourish.

Thanks,

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Stelle
Director of Policy Analysis

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