December 23, 2015
Merry Christmas from the Legislature — Higher Taxes!
Well, the State House is at it again trying to pass a Senate Budget version which will increase spending and require higher sales and income taxes!! The House has revived the Senate’s $30.8 billion budget that everyone thought was dead! Is Harrisburg taking its cues from Washington, DC?
Here’s what the Commonwealth Foundation reports:
- $691 million more for K-12 education — that’s $341 million more than the June budget!!
- $79 million for higher education – a 6.5% increase
- $421 million more for human services — a $3.7% increase
- $103 million more for community and economic development ($94 million more than the June budget, including $85 million more in “walking around money” (WAMS) and discretionary grant programs) — a 50.5% increase
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