Hess Says Republican Budget Proposal Is Good for Pennsylvania
Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon) today issued the following statement in response to the House Republican Caucus unveiling a $27.3 billion balanced budget that calls for no tax increases:
“The House Republican plan is balanced, fiscally responsible, and requires no tax increases on the citizens of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, our plan takes into account the national recession and sets the stage for Pennsylvania to come out on top when the economy recovers.
“This plan increases funding for education; protects vulnerable residents who receive vital support; continues to fund state parks, hospitals and universities; and cuts state government operating costs.
“I am pleased to support this plan, because it reflects the Commonwealth’s actual revenues, and protects the taxpayers.
“It appears that the governor’s call to increase the Personal Income Tax no longer seems like a viable solution. The people of Pennsylvania simply cannot afford to be taxed anymore. They are already struggling to make ends meet; many are being laid off, facing a reduction in income and losing their homes. Any further tax burden would cripple them financially.

“I applaud my colleagues for coming together to craft a plan that controls spending and meets the needs of Pennsylvania citizens.”
Rep. Dick Hess
78th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 623-9097
(717) 787-7076
Contact: Tim Eller
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 260-6242
Member site: DickHess.com
Caucus Site: PAHouseGop.com