HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the end of Governor Tom Wolf’s nine month political stunt with Pennsylvania’s budget.
“Finally, Tom Wolf has given up playing his nine month long political game,” Gleason said. “Tom Wolf had publicly said he would veto this latest budget plan, which brought outrage throughout the Commonwealth. Pennsylvanians watched their governor move to shut down their schools and social services because the citizens of the Commonwealth don’t want his massive tax hikes.
“Governor Tom Wolf’s budget crisis has resulted in shelters closing, employee layoffs, and economic uncertainty for millions of Pennsylvania families. While Tom Wolf will continue to push for higher taxes, Republicans are ready to keep standing up for taxpayers and their families.
“In the face of the most liberal governor in America, Republicans stood up and fought for fiscal commonsense in Pennsylvania. Because of Republicans, Pennsylvania will not be subjected to the complete draconian cuts to their family budgets that would have occurred under Tom Wolf’s original budget. I want to congratulate our Republican Senate and House Caucuses for their hard work on this critical issue, and for the countless Pennsylvanians who offered their support for a fiscally responsible budget in Pennsylvania.”