County Reaction to PA Gov. Wolf’s 6.5% Severance Tax: “Insane”

Yesterday MDN brought you the disappointing news that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, America’s most liberal governor, has once again introduced a 6.5% severance tax plan as part of his 2017 budget (see PA Gov Wolf’s New Budget Calls for 6.5% Severance Tax (Again)). As part of that story we brought you some initial reaction to the proposal. We have some more reaction. Needless to say, PA counties are not impressed with the plan. Although Wolf claims counties will still see their cut of the current impact tax, counties see through the ruse. A county commissioner from Bradford, Doug McLinko, has this blunt assessment of Wolf and his severance tax plan: “I think the governor is insane.” That about sums it up. Hey, we didn’t say it! Doug did. Here’s what else Doug had to say about Wolf’s budget plan, along with some Republican legislators from the Philadelphia area…

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