Grove Calls Budget Proposal ‘A Good Start’
2/5/2013
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, commented on Gov. Tom Corbett’s $28.44 billion 2013-14 budget proposal, which was unveiled today before a joint session of the General Assembly:

“I appreciate the governor’s leadership on many of the tough issues facing our state. Our state is coming out of some troubled waters, and with the cooperation of the administration and Legislature, we are moving forward. Pennsylvania was at one time like the Titanic headed for the iceberg, and now we need to continue to veer toward a path that will bring about prosperity for all Pennsylvanians. This budget proposal is a good start.”



“The governor mentioned how recent tax modifications have already helped to spur economic growth and hiring. I encourage Pennsylvania to review the Corporate Net Income Tax, which is a job-killing tax that makes Pennsylvania one of the worst places in the world to do business. By reducing this tax over time to 6.99 percent, Pennsylvania will be better able to compete for growth industries and jobs. Additionally, repealing the corporate loan tax will level the playing field for in-state investors and out-of-state lenders. Current tax law actually favors out-of-state creditors, but we are hoping to reverse this policy to promote homegrown investment. Finally, the continued phase-out of the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax keeps Pennsylvania on course to attract more employers to the Commonwealth.

“Along with sound tax policy, I also thank the governor for his attention to funding for public education. While discussing education funding, we must also consider the mandates which serve to drive up the cost of education. I have introduced legislation to allow school districts to suspend costly mandates, and I am hopeful the governor and Legislature will consider this effort to address cost drivers, as well as state funding. I am very pleased the governor is proposing to allocate the $90 million increase in the basic education subsidy by using a pro-growth funding formula, which will benefit York County school districts.”

More information about Grove and his legislative priorities is available at www.RepGrove.com and www.Facebook.com/RepSethGrove.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Nicole Wamsley
717.783.8063
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