Dem Gov Tom Wolf Pushes $2 Billion Tax Hike As Pennsylvania’s Fiscal Standing Worsens

As Pennsylvania’s fiscal crisis worsens, embattled Democrat Governor Tom Wolf wants to push a massive $2 billion tax hike.

“Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf warned Tuesday that Pennsylvanians will “get hurt” if state lawmakers do not pass a revenue package to balance a nearly $32 billion budget bill they approved more than two months ago.

Wolf also said his decision day is Sept. 15, when he will have to start freezing some spending to prevent the state’s main bank account from going below zero.

… Freezing spending could affect roads, schools, emergency response systems and volunteer fire companies, Wolf warned.

‘If the money isn’t there to pay for those things, then Pennsylvanians are going to get hurt,’ Wolf said.

Wolf’s comments came as a group of rank-and-file House Republicans presented a plan in a Capitol news conference that they said would fill a $2.2 billion projected deficit, largely by diverting cash from off-budget programs. House GOP leaders did not attend, although a spokesman said they support the plan.”

The RGA is calling Gov. Wolf out for being "more concerned with passing a massive $2 billion tax hike than protecting his constituents." 

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