HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today joined a majority of her 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.
HARRISBURG – The state House today resoundingly rejected Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest proposal to increase the state income tax on hard-working Pennsylvanians and their families, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) issued the following statement in response to the state House vote on Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest proposal to increase state income taxes:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today in Harrisburg voted against a tax increase proposal offered by Gov. Tom Wolf that was defeated by the House in a bipartisan vote.
HARRISBURG — State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today voted against a measure considered and rejected by the state House that would have increased the state Personal Income Tax by 16 percent. Gov. Tom Wolf proposed the income tax increase in a tax package he unveiled Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) and his colleagues in the state House today in Harrisburg voted down a tax hike proposal offered by Gov. Tom Wolf. Following the vote, Roae issued this statement:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) today in Harrisburg voted against a bill considered and rejected by the state House that would have increased the state Personal Income Tax by 16 percent without eliminating school district property taxes for most Pennsylvanians.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) and a bipartisan majority of his colleagues today in Harrisburg voted down a tax increase proposal offered by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) said today that he is hopeful budget negotiations will head in a new direction after the governor’s billion-dollar tax plan was decisively voted down in the state House on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) today issued the following statement after the House voted down a plan by Gov. Tom Wolf to hike the state’s Personal Income Tax by 16 percent:
HARRISBURG – In sending a clear message to the governor about the lack of support for his billion-dollar tax plan, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) cast a “no” vote today on a proposal to raise the Personal Income Tax by 16 percent and impose the nation’s largest severance tax on natural gas.
HARRISBURG – Following a vote in the House of Representatives, in which Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax proposal was defeated in a 127 to 73 vote, Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) joined the majority of his colleagues in the state House today as they voted against Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to raise income taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians. The governor’s proposal would have increased the Personal Income Tax (PIT) by 16 percent (from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent) while providing minimal property tax relief for less than 2 percent of the population in two years.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) today issued this statement on the income and severance tax increase amendment that was voted down by the House:
HARRISBURG – To improve government transparency, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Rep. Brandon Neuman (D-Washington) drafted legislation that would enable the Ethics Commission to more fully address lobbying violations. The House passed the bill unanimously today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) today voted against a measure considered and rejected by the state House that would have increased the state Personal Income Tax by 16 percent. The House vote was 73 to 127.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) voted, along with House Republicans and several House Democrats, to defeat Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax increase proposal this afternoon. The governor’s latest spending plan included a Personal Income Tax increase and a severance tax on natural gas. Staats issued the following statement.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest severance tax proposal, which is expected to be included as part of a tax package expected for a vote in the state House Wednesday:
HARRISBURG – The House today gave its overwhelming approval to legislation sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) that would require unannounced inspections of Pennsylvania child care centers.
HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee today advanced legislation authored by state Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township) that would prevent future employees of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) from enrolling in the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS). The bill may now be taken up by the full House.