Wagner: “Taxpayers’ Budget” Revenue Plan In Line With Taxpayers Expectations

 

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HARRISBURG –Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) expressed his optimism for a plan unveiled today at the state Capitol by several House members to close this year’s state budget.

“We have state agencies that are not being managed and hardly anyone is looking out for the taxpayers,” Wagner said. “Today’s plan closely mirrors efforts of a coalition I formed with Representative Seth Grove consisting of Senators and Representatives to resolve the 2015 budget stalemate without any tax increases. It’s clear the status quo is not working for Harrisburg and it certainly is not working for taxpayers.”

The House lawmakers unveiled a plan that does not raise taxes, compromise state services, close any state agencies or departments or require any borrowing or bonding to close the Fiscal Year 2017-18 state budget.

The plan, dubbed the “Taxpayers’ Budget,” relies on tapping into 41 accounts out of more than 400 accounts within 218 special funds in state government. More information about the “Taxpayers’ Budget” may be found here.

“Harrisburg does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending and mismanagement problem,” Wagner said.