Group of House GOP Members Propose Plan to Close Budget Gap
According to the Patriot News, the plan relies on moving over $1.2 billion from 41 special accounts.
“Until and unless every source of reserve revenue is exhausted, we should not and are not asking more of our taxpayers. We’re simply doing what we should be doing: serving as good stewards of their hard-earned tax dollars,” State Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) said according to the Patriot News.
The plan will likely peak at 80 to 90 votes in the House, if it comes to a vote, giving the plan a majority of the majority. Some say that having that support could give the plan greater influence going forward in negotiations.
Governor Tom Wolf has come out against the plan.
“This is not complicated. These funds support essential commonwealth programs. If the money is not there, every Pennsylvanian will be negatively impacted,” Wolf’s spokesman J.J. Abbott said in a statement.