Keep it local

In a recent TV ad, Sen. Scott Wagner says that Tom Wolf has enacted “never-ending tax hikes”. It is true that Governor Wolf has signed some legislature approved first by the Republican-controlled General Assembly that increased “sin” tax revenue to help balance previous state budgets.

It is also true that Governor Wolf “proposed” taxing the natural gas industry, but none of these tax proposals have been enacted, and the present state budget is being funded by borrowing against future “tobacco” settlement revenue.

It is not true that Governor Wolf increased the State’s personal income or sales tax rates. Senator Wagner and Paul Mango both propose eliminating school property taxes by increasing these two state taxes.

Do you want your local tax money going to Harrisburg for the state’s politicians to squander? I don’t. Keep it local.

David L. Faust