Cox Disappointed Governor’s Budget Proposal
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate:

“I was disappointed the governor proposed increasing the Personal Income Tax and expanding the state sales tax without using the new revenue to replace school property taxes. The issue of property taxes is too important to be ignored by the Commonwealth’s top executive.

“The governor’s budget proposal would also harm Pennsylvania farmers, who help feed our families and drive our Commonwealth’s economy.

“The real question this year is whether or not the governor will be willing to negotiate with lawmakers to enact a balanced, on-time state budget.

“I’m committed to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate as well as the governor to enact a fiscally responsible budget that meets the needs of Pennsylvanians.”

Representative Jim Cox
129th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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