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Capitol Office 
41-B East Wing, Main Captitol 
P.O. Box 202117
Harrisburg PA 17120-2117
Phone: (717) 787-1117
Fax: (717) 705-1889
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

District Offices
105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-6000
Fax: (570) 255-0133
(800) 278-3930
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

133 West Tioga St., Suite 4
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-4777
Fax: (570) 836-4772
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

email: kboback@pahousegop.com

Boback Comments on Proposed Budget
3/8/2011

Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) released the following statement regarding the budget proposal put forth by Gov. Tom Corbett today: 

“Pennsylvania is facing some very tough economic questions, and the governor’s budget proposal is a good place to start the conversation.  Budgeting in times of prosperity is much easier, but we have difficult choices to make now to achieve the balanced budget we are required to adopt.  We have no reserve funds or federal stimulus dollars on which to rely and raising taxes is not an option. 

“I am very pleased the governor did not base his figures on any tax increases.  Pennsylvania’s families simply cannot afford to have more of their hard-earned pay carted off and spent by state government.  So many of the families I talk to are already feeling the squeeze on their personal finances.  A tax increase at this time would not be fair to them when what our state really needs is fiscal discipline.   

“I was glad to hear the governor address two of my own top priorities – property tax reform and job creation.  We must rethink the way our public education system is funded and stop relying on homeowners to foot the bill.  I also appreciated the governor’s statements about creating an atmosphere in which businesses can start hiring again.  We need to get people back to work and the government cannot create jobs, but we can create an environment to encourage hiring. 

“Lawsuit abuse reform was another highlight of the governor’s speech for me.  We cannot allow the lawsuit lottery to continue in Pennsylvania because it is driving health care providers and employers out of the state.  

“It is important for people to remember that this address does not represent the final budget.  The Legislature will study the governor’s plan and give its input.  We will collaborate to create a plan that is best for our Commonwealth and its citizens.  I look forward to working with the governor and my fellow legislators to get to that final step.” 

Information about Boback and her legislative priorities is available at RepBoback.com and Facebook.com/RepBoback

State Representative Karen Boback
117th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Nicole Wamsley
nwamsley@pahousegop.com
717.783.8063

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