Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

House Republicans Are Working to Protect Taxpayers

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

House Republicans Are Working to Protect Taxpayers

Article excerpt

The Post-Gazette has it wrong with its depiction of Pennsylvania's Speaker of the House Mike Turzai and state House Republicans in recent editorials and the Aug. 21 editorial cartoon.

In April, the House passed a balanced budget that reduced spending, cut bureaucracy and funded our schools - without increasing taxes.

The Senate took until late June to begin considering the budget, and once it and the Wolf administration got involved, the cost to taxpayers went up. Meanwhile, the governor himself has been basically disengaged since his February budget address, choosing instead to go into campaign mode.

Where was the Post-Gazette reporting - and indignation - about how we got in this deficit situation in the first place? Why did the governor go on a $1.5 billion deficit spending spree last year, instead of placing money in budgetary reserve like the four prior governors? …

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