PA House Speaker Stands Firm Against Gov Wolf’s Severance Tax

Thank God for Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, Republican from Allegheny. Turzai continues to stand against the lunacy of Tom Wolf’s insane budget proposals, including a proposed Marcellus Shale severance tax that would further gut shale drilling in the state–handing the money raised over to teachers’ unions. Turzai said it’s time to think about overriding Wolf’s veto of the proposed Republican budget–a plan which balances the budget instead of running up the tab as Wolf would do. The Republican budget would INCREASE spending on education (something mainstream media doesn’t tell you) all while not increasing taxes on the middle class and without killing the Marcellus industry with a new/high tax. Socialist Tom Wolf won’t hear of it. So Turzai is putting out the word: Are there 16 Democrats in the House and 4 Democrats in the Senate that will be brave and bipartisan and reach across the isle to vote for a sane budget–to override Wolf’s veto? Apparently not yet–but perhaps there will be in time. Meanwhile, Wolf’s dirty tricks division continues to launch advertisements to smear Republicans, something Turzai calls “tawdry and unproductive”…

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