Wolf says concerns over his tax plan must consider tax cuts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf says concerns about tax increases on sales and income in his sprawling budget plan must be balanced by consideration of the benefit from his proposed cuts to school and corporate taxes.

Wolf spoke Wednesday on WITF-FM’s “Smart Talk” show as the House Appropriations Committee holds hearings on Wolf’s proposal.

He acknowledged criticism that his plan to broaden the sales tax would include nursing home services and caskets. But he insists that people who pay those costs probably will have saved money under his plan to cut school property taxes.

He says Pennsylvanians need to look at their entire lifetime and ask themselves whether his plan will make them better or worse. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature are subjecting the Democrat’s plan to withering criticism.

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