Feb. 03, 2021
HARRISBURG – Following the governor’s budget address today in Harrisburg, where he proposed increasing the state income tax paid by small businesses and working Pennsylvanians by 46% without dedicating any of the new revenue to property tax reductions or elimination, state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) offered the following statement:
“The people in Berks County who I’ve heard from are not interested in a state income tax hike if the new revenue won’t be used to eliminate property taxes.
“Rather than continuously looking for new ways to take more money from working Pennsylvanians, I wish the governor would focus on getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to frontline workers and senior citizens who want it.
“Many displaced workers still haven’t received the unemployment benefits they deserve, other Pennsylvanians can’t access the vaccine and now the governor wants people to pay more for a state government that’s failing to meet their needs.
“I will continue fighting to hold accountable the governor’s administration in an effort to ensure state government better serves the people of Pennsylvania.”
Representative Barry Jozwiak
5th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing