– Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) issued the following statement following the governor’s budget address on Tuesday:
“It’s always nice to hear the governor say that there are no news taxes included in the state budget. However, the governor failed to mention his previous commitments to imposing the largest energy tax in the nation on Pennsylvania taxpayers and job creators.
“Time and again, I hear from people that they are ‘taxed out.’ So, I was hoping that the governor would finally include property tax elimination in this year’s budget address. Sadly, that didn’t happen either.
“Again, the governor’s budget address is only a starting point for future negotiations. As a proud graduate of Thaddeus Stevens Trade School, I am looking forward to working together with the governor to give our schools the flexibility to expand career, trade-based and technical education opportunities. Our young people need this proven workforce development training to succeed in high-demand jobs that pay family-sustaining wages.”
For more information about Knowles’ fiscal priorities, or any other legislative topic, contact his district office in Tamaqua at 570-668-1240, or in Hamburg at 610-562-3411. Information can also be found online at RepKnowles.com
Representative Jerry Knowles
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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