Governor’s Office News

World-renowned biologist Leroy Hood once said “If you focus on the smallest details, you never get the big picture right.” When focusing on the big picture of long-term care in Pennsylvania, we must remember one basic premise: most senior care is provided and/or paid for by families, not Medicaid or the Lottery. In Pennsylvania, families ... Read More
  To listen to Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack admit that Pennsylvanians may find the Wolf tax hikes “annoying and frustrating,” please click here. HARRISBURG – After learning that Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack mentioned that many Pennsylvania consumers would find the new sales taxes on items such as Tylenol and Advil “frustrating and annoying,” PA GOP Communications Director ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed FY 2015-16 Budget. “Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal will wreck the family budget of millions of Pennsylvanians,” Gleason said. “Governor Wolf spent his entire campaign hiding the details of his plan to raise taxes, and now we ... Read More
Obamacare has 21 tax increases, and raises taxes by more than $1 trillion. (“Obamacare Tax Increases Will Impact Us All,” Tax Foundation, 3/5/2013, Accessed 5/20/2014) The Medical Device Tax has already cost 33,000 U.S. jobs. (Tom Howell, “Obamacare medical device tax led to loss of 33,000 jobs, report says,”Washington Times, 2/23/2014) The medical device industry in Pennsylvania ... Read More
Tom Wolf wants to impose a state cap-and-tax on Pennsylvania. During his campaign, Tom Wolf pledged to enter Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (“Climate Change,” Tom Wolf For Governor, Accessed 5/20/2014) The Washington Post says Wolf’s plan is just another tax increase: “Ultimately, RGGI might best be thought of less as a solution ... Read More
 Healthcare Jobs  Tom Wolf is a vocal support of Obamacare, which is putting Pennsylvania jobs at risk. (Ed Mahon, “A look at five things Tom Wolf wants to do if he’s elected governor,” York Daily Record, 3/29/2014)  Obamacare’s Medical Device Tax has already cost 33,000 U.S. jobs. (Tom Howell, “ObamaCare medical device tax led to loss of 33,000 ... Read More
In The Rendell Administration, Tom Wolf Supported A Hike In The Sales Tax  When Tom Wolf was former Governor Ed Rendell’s Budget Secretary, he supported a 17% increase in the sales tax.  (Tom Barnes, “Rendell Appointee Defends Sales Tax Hike,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/21/2007)  Tom Wolf the Candidate Speaks Out Against the Sales Tax  Wolf Goes Out Of ... Read More
Pennsylvania is currently facing a pension crisis that “threatens to bankrupt the state as well as just about every school district in the Commonwealth.” (Editorial, “Corbett’s Conviction,” Bucks County Courier Times, 7/2/2014) Tom Wolf doesn’t believe we have a pension crisis. (Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association (PLCA) and the Widener University School of Law, Law and Government Institute ... Read More
 Tom Wolf Is Calling For An Increase In The Income Tax Rate Of More Than 20%. (Karen Langley, “Wolf wants Pennsylvania income, sales tax increase,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/3/2015)  Tom Wolf Has Told Pennsylvania Couples They Would Have To File Their Income Taxes Separately. (Allison Oskin, “One-on-One with Tom Wolf,” WPMT, 9/8/2015)  During The First Gubernatorial ... Read More
To watch the report from KDKA’s Jon Delano, please click here. HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding a report that Governor Tom Wolf would be proposing a hike in the sales tax from 6 to 6.6 percent. “Governor Wolf is breaking his promise to voters not ... Read More