Saccone Responds to Senate’s Revenue Package
HARRISBURG — Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) today released the following statement after the Senate passed a revenue package that would include a new tax on natural gas consumption, a higher tax rate on electric and phone bills, an extraction tax on natural gas drillers, a fireworks tax, more than $1.2 billion in borrowing against future tobacco settlement payments, money from a yet-to-be-determined gambling expansion among other new revenue sources:

“This is an absolute disaster. The House GOP passed a balanced budget with no tax increases back in April, which honored the taxpayers of the state. This proposal insults them. A revenue proposal, which calls for $770 million in new and increased taxes, is unacceptable to the men and women who work hard and make an honest living here in Pennsylvania.

“This revenue package proposal could best be addressed if the state would own up to its problem with addiction – an addiction to spending and tax increases that never seems to be satiated. The priorities of this revenue package are simply misplaced.

“I am encouraging everyone in the state of Pennsylvania to call their senator and demand a revenue package with NO tax increases. I will adamantly vote ‘NO’ on any proposal that calls for a tax increase. The people of Pennsylvania demand that we cut spending!”

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Representative Rick Saccone
39th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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