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Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget

DAVID L. FAUST

Selinsgrove

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 state budget deserves a fair hearing for two reasons.

First, significantly increasing state aid to local school districts makes it possible for them to eliminate and/or reduce unfair per capita and earned income taxes and perhaps to also reduce unpopular real estate taxes.

Second, by increasing the top income tax rate and by increasing the non-taxable income amount it has the effect of increasing taxes on those who have the financial ability to pay higher taxes and lowering taxes for those who need a tax cut.

It has the same effect as a graduated income tax. Yes, the Republican-controlled House and Senate should give serious consideration to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget. Will they?

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