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Call to Action — from CAP

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Call to Action

As we noted last week, the House was considering a budget that would include a massive increase in spending. Yesterday the House passed that budget. SB 1073 includes a $1.5 billion spending increase. The budget growth under this plan is more than five times the rate of inflation. According to the Commonwealth Foundation, it is the largest spending increase in more than a decade.

The House made no attempts to reign in corporate welfare, or out of control human services spending. The budget, as written, will require taxpayers to pay more in taxes. The amount of money this budget spends outstrips current revenue/tax collections by over $1 billion. The only way

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The Difficulties of Eliminating School Property Taxes

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State Senator Mike Folmer

48th Senatorial District

www.senatorfolmer.com

Contacts: Fred Sembach

Fallon Binner

717-787-5708

State Senator Dave Argall

29th Senatorial District

www.senatorargall.com

Contact: Jon Hopcraft

717-787-2637

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Difficulties of Eliminating School Property Taxes

Several advocates for the elimination of school property taxes have asked us where efforts to rid taxpayers of this hated tax currently stand. A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers succeeded in bringing the provisions of Senate Bill 76 to eliminate these onerous taxes to a vote in November after working to ensure the plan, also known as the Property Tax Independence Act, did not suffer the same fate as its counterpart, House Bill 76, last session.

While supporters were understandably

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State Budget Update

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

State Budget Update There’s a lot going on in Harrisburg this week. Here’s what you need to know:

Gov. Wolf has said that sales and income tax hikes are not needed to balance the budget! This is good news and a dramatic shift from his proposed budget (which would have raised income taxes 11%, retroactive to January 1). The latest budget rumors indicate leaders are negotiating a budget that would spend between $31.5 billion and $32 billion. To put this in perspective: In the eight years before Gov. Wolf took office, General Fund spending grew by $2.85 billion. If a $32 billion budget is passed, that would equal a $2.85 billion increase in just two years. The discretionary spending increases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–From State Rep Scott Petri

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Representative Scott Petri 178th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives Media Contact: Donna Pinkham

717.260.6452

dpinkham@pahousegop.com

RepPetri.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 21, 2016

Two Petri Bills Clear House, on Way to Senate

Measures would shorten time to revoke consent for adoption and would modify residency rules for Philadelphia Parking Authority Board

HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) that would reduce the amount of time birth parents have to revoke consent for an adoption from 30 days to 14 days after formal consent is given. Petri said he hopes the shorter waiting period provided in House Bill 1526 would encourage those

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A Philadelphia Story—30 Blocks Of Dog Sh*t, Sugar Taxes And Political Corruption

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By The Burning Platform/ From Stockman’s Contra Corner

Earlier this week I left for work on a cool crisp sunny morning at 6:30 am. Traffic seemed lighter than usual. Even the Schuylkill Expressway was moving smoothly. I just knew it was going to be one of those rare 45 minute uneventful commutes. Boy was I mistaken. Half way down the Schuylkill traffic came to a grinding halt. I flipped on the traffic report and found out there was a bad bus accident near Girard Avenue blocking two lanes. My delightful commute had turned into a house of horrors. We inched along at 5 mph for the next five miles.

My Plan B was in effect. I’d get off at Belmont Avenue and

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Time for Muslim communities to step up to root out extremism

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By Natalia Castro at NetRight Daily and Americans for Limited Government

The Islamic State is targeting children for recruitment, not just Syrian and Iraqi children seeking an idea of security in their war torn countries, but everyday American children. Regular students in regular classes, Facebook and Twitter users, college students, and lost high school students searching for acceptance, the Islamic State has decided they are the caliphate’s future.

Traditionally in order to commit an attack against the United States, terrorist organizations would send jihadist into the country. However, in a letter written to President Obama in Nov. 2015 Colorado County Sheriffs disclosed that the FBI currently has over 1,000 active Islamic State membership investigations occurring domestically. This is no longer a

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Weekly Update

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Dear CF Friend,

With just three days before the June 30 budget deadline, here is the latest from Harrisburg:

House lawmakers are considering a $31.5 billion budget, which would mark a $1.5 billion spending increase—the largest in a decade. This would be $1.1 billion more than available revenue. To make up the difference, lawmakers are eyeing a cigarette tax increase, a new tax on tobacco and e-cigarettes, and maybe even taxing your natural gas heating bill.

Cigarette tax revenue is unpredictable and declining, so a spending increase that relies on it would just set us up for a future sales or income tax increase. It comes down to this: We don’t need any new taxes, cigarette or otherwise. State government

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Special Message

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Dear CF Friend,

We’ve been sending you a lot of budget news this week, but as we get closer to June 30, things change rapidly. I want to share with you a message I sent lawmakers this morning. When you’re done reading it, please help me maximize its impact by sending your own messageencouraging lawmakers to stand strong for taxpayers and pass a budget with no new taxes!

Subject: Finish strong!

June 24, 2016

Dear Representative:

I know the desire and pressure to finish the FY 2016-17 budget on-time is high, and everyone wants to get out of Harrisburg for the summer.

But I want to encourage you to not just get it done, but to get it done

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