Pickett Says ‘No’ to Increased Taxes on PA Residents

Oct. 08, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) said today she could not vote in favor of the governor’s multi-billion dollar tax hike – a plan that would doubly hurt residents and small businesses along the Northern Tier in the 110th District.

Reese Rejects Tax Increase Attempt in House

Oct. 08, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) today issued the following statement after legislation containing tax increases totaling $3.8 billion over two years was soundly defeated on the House floor with a bipartisan, 73 to 127 vote.

Santora Disappointed Wolf’s Budget Lacks Transparency in Education Funding

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) joined the majority of his colleagues in the state House today in a bipartisan vote against Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax plan, which would have raised taxes by billions of dollars on Commonwealth citizens. His plan sought to increase the Personal Income Tax (PIT) by 16 percent from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent.

Gabler, Sankey Oppose Tax Increase

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) today joined a bipartisan majority of their House colleagues in defeating Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise taxes on Pennsylvanians. The governor’s plan, filed as an amendment to House Bill 283, proposed increasing the Personal Income Tax (PIT) from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent and imposing severance tax on natural gas drillers while using a small portion of the taxes to finance an expansion of the state’s existing Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Bipartisan Votes Defeats Wolf Tax Proposal, Says Sonney

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) joined the majority of House members today in voting down Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax package by a 127-73 vote. The amendment to House Bill 283 would have increased the Personal Income Tax (PIT) from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent, imposed a 3.5 percent severance tax on natural gas drillers and expanded the state’s existing Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Dush, PA House Decisively Reject Massive Wolf Tax Increases for Second Time

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) issued the following statement today after the Pennsylvania House once again voted to reject Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest tax proposals that would increase the overall tax burden for Pennsylvania’s working families and impose the largest natural gas extraction tax in the nation:

Barrar Votes Against Raising Taxes by Billions of Dollars

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the state House in voting against the governor’s tax plan that would have increased the Personal Income Tax (PIT) from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent, which would have resulted in raising taxes on the citizens of the Commonwealth by billions of dollars. The House vote was to 73 to 127.

Saccone: Wolf Tax Plan a ‘Magician’s Trick’

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Following the defeat of Gov. Tom Wolf’s $3.7 billion tax proposal by a vote of 127-73 in the House, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) issued the following statement:

Maloney Votes “No” on Wolf Tax Hikes

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) today voted against legislation to implement a $3.8 billion tax hike to fund Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-16.

Harhart Votes No to Governor’s Massive Tax Hike Plan

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today voted with the majority of her colleagues in the House against the governor’s multi-billion tax hike plan to pay for his state budget proposal. She issued this statement following the vote:

House Rejects Gov. Wolf’s Massive Tax Increase Proposal

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement after today’s vote on the governor’s tax increase proposal. The governor’s spending plan included a 16 percent Personal Income Tax increase and a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry. This bill did not provide substantive property tax relief.

Rader Frustrated with Gov. Wolf’s Latest Tax Plan, Wants Real Property Tax Relief

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) issued the following statement after the House failed to pass Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest tax plan. Today’s proposal included an increase in the Personal Income Tax accompanied by an additional Marcellus Shale severance tax. Substantive property tax relief was not included in this bill.

White Issues Statement About Income Tax Vote

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) issued the following statement regarding the General Assembly’s rejection of Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest tax increase proposal:

Adams-York County House Members Oppose Middle-Class ‘Pay Cut,’ Vote Down Wolf Tax Proposal

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest attempt to raise taxes on Pennsylvanians was defeated in the state House today by a bipartisan vote of 73-127. The amendment to House Bill 283 would have increased the Personal Income Tax (PIT) from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent, imposed a 3.5 percent severance tax on natural gas drillers and expanded the state’s existing Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Ward Votes Against Governor’s Massive Tax Hike Plan

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) today joined the majority of her colleagues in voting against a more than $3 billion tax plan offered by the governor to fund his budget proposal to grow state government. She issued this statement following the vote:

Major Says Higher Taxes is Not the Solution

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) today voted against the governor’s latest proposal to raise taxes on working men and women in the Commonwealth in order to increase government spending. She issued this statement following the vote:

Milne Votes Against Wolf Tax Grab

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Duane D. Milne (R-Chester County) released the following statement in response to the state House vote to defeat Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest tax increase proposal. The tax package would have increased the state’s Personal Income Tax by 16 percent and hurt the state’s economy with an excessive tax on natural gas drilling: