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Helm: Wolf’s Budget Proposal is Out of Touch
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today joined her House Republican colleagues in rejecting Gov. Tom Wolf’s call for raising taxes in his 2016-17 budget proposal, which he presented to a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget would increase taxes by $2.7 billion.

Wolf’s spending plan would increase the Personal Income Tax by 11 percent and expand the sales tax to include a number of items that are currently tax exempt. In addition, the governor would impose a 6.5 percent severance tax on the struggling natural gas industry.

Helm issued the following statement regarding the governor’s proposed budget:

“Once again, the governor is completely out of touch with the economic reality faced by many of my constituents who simply cannot afford the higher taxes he is proposing. I hear it time and time again when I am traveling throughout the district – please keep up the fight against the Wolf tax plan – and that is exactly what I intend to do.

“The governor’s plan to raise the Personal Income Tax would hurt hard-working families that are living paycheck to paycheck. Senior citizens who haven’t seen an increase in their Social Security benefits would suffer as well by having to pay a sales tax on movie tickets and cable TV.

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I will be carefully reviewing the spending requests made by the various state agencies and department heads during the upcoming budget hearings. Rest assured that the committee will develop a reasonable and responsible spending plan that adequately funds the core functions of government without placing a heavier burden on Pennsylvania taxpayers.”

To view Helm’s video comments visit

Three weeks of budget hearings are scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 22.

Representative Sue Helm
104th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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