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:

Irvin Says Support Not There for Broad-Based Taxes on Pennsylvania Residents

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Mifflin/Centre) today joined the majority of his colleagues in the House in voting no on the governor’s new tax plan to increase the state’s Personal Income Tax and an additional tax on the natural gas drilling industry to fund his proposal to increase government spending. He issued this statement following the vote:

Baker Votes No on Governor's Multi-Billion Tax Plan

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today joined the majority of his colleagues in the House in voting no on the governor’s new tax plan that would increase taxes by billions of dollars by increasing the Personal Income Tax, as well as placing an additional tax on natural gas production operations. He issued this statement following the vote:

Topper Opposes Raising Taxes on Hardworking Pennsylvanians

Oct. 07, 2015 /

(HARRISBURG)- Today, State Rep. Jesse Topper R-(Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) opposed Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax increases on hard-working Pennsylvanians. The governor had proposed a 16 percent increase in the Personal Income Tax. He issued this statement following the vote:

Truitt: Wolf Tax Plan Neither ‘Reasonable’ Nor ‘Small’

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House today defeated a plan submitted by Gov. Tom Wolf that would have increased state taxes by $2.5 billion per year. Following the vote, Rep. Dan Truitt (R-Chester) explained why he opposed the governor’s proposal:

Taylor Comments on House Tax Vote

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) issued the following statement after the state House voted to reject Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest proposal to increase state income taxes:

Rothman Opposes Proposed Tax Increases

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG- State Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) released the following statement regarding today’s vote on Governor Wolf’s proposed tax increases:

Lancaster County House Republican Delegation Opposes Gov. Wolf’s Tax Increases

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG- The Lancaster County House Republican Delegation today voted to oppose Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax increases on hard-working Pennsylvanians. Wolf proposed a 16 percent increase in the Personal Income Tax and an effective 14 percent tax rate on natural gas drilling operations. The governor’s proposals were opposed by 127 members and supported by 73 members; Gov. Wolf did not receive unanimous support from House Democrats.

Schemel Votes No on Wolf Tax Hike Plan

Oct. 07, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) today joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in rejecting Gov. Tom Wolf’s revenue proposal for the 2015-16 state budget, which included an income tax hike and a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry. The House vote was to 73 to 127.