Governor Corbett Balances Budget Without Raising Taxes

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason issued the following statement regarding Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed 2011-2012 budget which closes a $4.1 billion budget gap without raising taxes.

“Governor Tom Corbett’s 2011-2012 budget symbolizes a significant victory for Pennsylvania taxpayers as he fulfills the commitment to fiscal discipline that Pennsylvania voters demanded last year,” Chairman Gleason said. “The days where taxpayers are forced to dig even deeper into their pockets to pay for increased government spending are over, as Governor Corbett has stood up and forced our government to live within its means. Governor Corbett’s fiscally responsible budget empowers Pennsylvania families to better navigate this lackluster economy by keeping more of their hard-earned dollars in their own wallets, rather than handing them over to the government.

“After eight years of more taxes and increased government spending, it’s refreshing to a leader like Governor Corbett putting Pennsylvania’s finances back on the right track by putting taxpayers first.”

Governor Tom Corbett Passes Fiscally Responsible Budget with Zero Tax Increases. (from “ATR Applauds Gov. Tom Corbett’s Taxpayer-Friendly Budget),” Americans for Tax Reform,, 3/1/2011.)