Governor Wolf Chooses Liberal Special Interests Over Taxpayers

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to veto the Republicans’ Taxpayer Budget.

“Republicans in the state Senate and state House have taken clear actions that will improve the lives of families across Pennsylvania by passing a ‘Taxpayers Budget,’” Gleason said. “Tonight, Governor Tom Wolf chose to veto that ‘Taxpayers Budget’ and side with liberal special interest benefactors over Pennsylvania taxpayers.”

“While Governor Tom Wolf was starting up a new, shadow group this month to heighten political rhetoric, Republicans in the state Senate and state House were busy reforming our public pension system, getting government out of the liquor business and passing a responsible budget that invests in our schools without raising taxes.

“It is unfortunate that Governor Wolf would rather create a crisis than hold a substantive discussion about Pennsylvania’s fiscal future. Governor Wolf has the power to keep the state running so it is time to pause his ongoing political campaign and sign the budget.”