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District Offices

166 South Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Tel: 717-264-3943
Fax: 717-264-2893

703 Municipal Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257
Tel: 717-532-1707
Fax: 717-532-5043

Capitol Office

Rm 312 Main Capitol
PO Box 202089
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2089
Tel: 717-705-2004
Fax: 717-787-9840

Email:
rkauffma@pahousegop.com
 

Kauffman Invites Citizens to Join Fight Against Higher Income Taxes at www.StopPATaxHike.com
6/26/2009
Taxpayers opposed to the governor’s 16 percent income tax hike proposal can make their voices heard at www.StopPATaxHike.com, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin) said today.
 
“People across the state are struggling to make ends meet, yet the governor still seems intent on raising your taxes,” Kauffman said. “The only way to beat this tax hike is to work together and show the governor there is absolutely NO support for his excessive spending and higher taxes.”
 
Kauffman encouraged people to visit www.StopPATaxHike.com to sign a petition and submit written comments or videos about their opposition to the tax hike or how they are dealing with their own financial challenges.
 
The lawmaker said budget negotiations are not progressing very much because lawmakers and the governor can’t even agree on how much money to spend, let alone how and where to spend it.
 
“It’s hard to understand why, when the state is facing a $3.2 billion deficit in this year’s budget, the governor is insisting on increasing state spending by more than $1 billion next year,” Kauffman said. “While everyone else is cutting back, the governor thinks we should spend more. It just doesn’t make sense.”
 
Kauffman also noted that Democrats, who are the majority party in the state House, have refused to bring any budget bill to the floor for debate, further inhibiting progress on the state’s spending plan.
 
“Our caucus plans to call up a resolution next week that would force Democrat Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia) to release the budget bill from committee so the full House can discuss it,” Kauffman said. “The budget is the most important legislation we deal with all year – it should not be done behind closed doors.”
 
Watch www.RepKauffman.com for future budget updates.
 
Rep. Rob Kauffman
89th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(717) 705-2004
(717) 264-3943
Member Site: RepKauffman.com
Contact: Tricia G. Lehman
(717) 772-9840
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com