HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf announced his tax and spend priorities Thursday that included selecting winners and losers in Pennsylvania’s economy and targeting critical industry during a pandemic.
On the announcement, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement:
“The governor and his administration should have no other top priority than getting Pennsylvanians vaccinated. Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom of the country in terms of vaccine deployment efficiency, and the confusing and short-sighted guidance from the administration has caused significant public angst. Getting vaccines into the arms of Pennsylvanians is the most significant key to getting Pennsylvania back to normal and beginning to solve many of the problems the governor outlined today.
“Otherwise, this announcement was as disappointing as it was unsurprising. Today Gov. Wolf outlined the continuation of his tax and spend pattern of picking winners and losers and targeting Pennsylvania growth industries.
“Over the next several months, the House Republican Caucus will work toward advancing our priorities of economic recovery, protecting families, and creating a government Pennsylvanians can be proud of. I implore the administration and our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to work constructively with us for the betterment of Pennsylvania.”