When I took office in 2010 spending in Harrisburg was out of control and Pennsylvania was facing a $4 billion budget deficit. I have worked tirelessly over the last six years to make sure each budget signed into law prioritized our spending to avoid broad-based tax increases while meeting our financial obligations.
During the 2015-16 budget cycle and again in 2016-2017 I opposed the massive broad-based tax increases that were proposed. Instead, I advocated for the elimination of over $700 million in corporate welfare that is appropriated each year proposing to redirect those dollars to education.
Government doesn’t have any of its own money – every penny it spends it must first take from someone else. I remain committed to ensuring your tax dollars are spent responsibly and will continue to focus on protecting taxpayers.