PA Counties Line Up Against Wolf Severance Tax, Distrust Assurances

Pennsylvania counties are saying “no thanks” to PA Gov. Tom Wolf’s severance tax plan. They don’t believe (justifiably so) that they’ll make out just as well under a severance tax as they have under an impact fee. They’re not falling for Wolf’s “just trust me, ya’ll will be just fine” routine. Wolf is not in a political pickle because the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is lining up against his high severance tax proposal. Wolf tells counties they’ll still get what they were getting under the impact fee. They’re telling him, politely, that he’s full of beans…

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