Causer to Focus on PA Budget Update at ‘Coffee and Conversation’ Meeting in Bradford

repcauserBRADFORD – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is inviting area residents to join him for some coffee and conversation about the 2015-16 state budget at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the University Room of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

“People have a lot of questions about the budget and why it still isn’t finalized more than a month after the June 30 deadline,” Causer said. “This is an opportunity for them to learn more about the challenges we face, and it is an opportunity for me to hear their thoughts and opinions on the issues.”

Gov. Tom Wolf introduced his budget proposal in March that included nearly $5 billion in new spending and taxes. Those tax proposals include a 20 percent increase in the state income tax (from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent); a 10 percent increase in the state sales tax rate (from 6 percent to 6.6 percent); and a significant expansion of the sales tax to cover hundreds of additional products and services.

The governor’s tax plan was brought to a vote before the House on June 1, and not a single member of either party voted for it. With his plan voted down, the House and Senate adopted a responsible budget that increased funding for public education, human services and public safety without imposing any new or increased taxes. The governor vetoed the measure shortly after receiving it.

People who are interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Aug. 6 by calling Causer’s Bradford office at 1-866-437-8181 or visiting RepCauser.com.

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