In the face of Governor Wolf’s proposed $4.5 billion tax increase, a group of Senate lawmakers are offering an alternate vision for Pennsylvania—one of limited government and economic prosperity.
Today, the Senate Finance Committee passed two versions of Taxpayer Protection Act legislation. Senate Bill 70, an amendment to the state Constitution sponsored by Sen. Camera Bartolotta, and Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Sen. Mike Folmer, are now eligible for a vote by the entire chamber. These bills protect middle-class Pennsylvanians from reckless spending and tax increases.
The Taxpayer Protection Act achieves four goals:
- Limits the future growth of government spending to inflation plus population growth
- Requires state government to prioritize future spending
- Establishes a Rainy Day Fund to help balance the budget during economic recessions
- Provides tax relief for working families
On several occasions, Gov. Wolf has urged his fellow citizens to, “please come with your own ideas. It’s not good enough to just say no and continue with the same old, same old.” The Taxpayer Protection Act would set the state on a new course.
Working Pennsylvanians deserve a government that lives within its means. They deserve to keep the fruits of their labor.
Read more about the Taxpayer Protection Act.