Governor’s Office News

HARRISBURG – 39th District State Senator Kim Ward, 56th District State Representative George Dunbar, 59th District State Representative Mike Reese, and Seton Hill University student Penny Fjellanger spoke out against the Tom Wolf tax hikes today at the Westmoreland County Republican Committee Headquarters in Greensburg. Governor Tom Wolf’s budget includes a proposed 20% increase in ... Read More
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Tom Wolf’s proposed 6.6% sales tax hike on accounting services. “Filing taxes will get a lot more expensive for Pennsylvanians if the Tom Wolf tax hikes are passed,” Gleason said. “Tom Wolf wants to impose new taxes on everything from diapers ... Read More
HARRISBURG – In response to the Wolf Administration’s efforts to strong-arm the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) Board of Governors into supporting the Wolf tax hikes, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement. “Tom Wolf is playing shady political games with the educational futures of 110,000 students,” Sweeney ... Read More
Phillies and Pirates Tickets Will Cost More Under Wolf’s Budget HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement about Governor Wolf’s proposal to raise baseball ticket prices. “If Tom Wolf has his way, baseball tickets in Pennsylvania are about to get more expensive,” Sweeney said. “Baseball tickets are just ... Read More
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