Feb. 08, 2022

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today joined his colleagues in a joint session of the General Assembly as Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his eighth and final state budget address. He released the following statement on the governor’s proposal: 
“It’s easy for a lame duck governor to propose a massive spending wish list when he knows he won’t be around to clean up the economic mess he caused. Families are dealing with record-setting inflation, higher prices, and supply chain shortages because of excessive government spending and borrowing. We don’t need to set them up for future tax hikes too. The governor’s proposed 16.6% increase in spending is a slap in the face to taxpayers who are already being asked to pay more for everything. 
“Time and time again, Harrisburg has proven it has no restraint when it comes to growing government and spending responsibly. Now is the time to enact the Taxpayer Protection Act and put in place constitutional spending limits that will permanently curb chronic overspending like the governor is proposing.”

For more information about this legislation, or any other state-related topic, contact Bernstine’s district office in Ellwood City at 724-752-2120. Information can also be found online at RepBernstine.com.

Representative Aaron Bernstine
10th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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