Hahn Supports Plan to Fund State Budget
10/17/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township) joined House members on both sides of the aisle Tuesday in advancing a revenue plan to fund the 2017-18 state budget. House Bill 542 must now be taken up by the Senate before it can be signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Hahn issued the following statement after passage of the bill:

“There is a saying around Harrisburg that there is no such thing as a perfect bill. What that infers is a level of compromise is necessary if legislation is to be enacted, and that is particularly true in difficult times. The current budget debate is one of those times.

“I feel the bill we are advancing is a win for Pennsylvania taxpayers. We managed to hold the line on broad-based tax increases on personal income. House Bill 542 closes the door on recent attempts to increase taxes on commercial warehouses and hotels, two efforts that would have been especially punitive to businesses and tourism in the Lehigh Valley.

“This revenue package also closes the book on the 2016-17 fiscal year by addressing the spending shortfall. It funds our schools and the core functions of government without reaching deeper into taxpayers’ wallets.

“I hope my Senate colleagues act quickly on it and send it to the governor for his signature into law.”

Representative Marcia Hahn
138th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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