Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Governor Rendell is floating the idea of new targeted taxes to help close the state's projected $2.3 billion budget gap including a tax on Marcellus Shale gas extractions. State Rep. Mike Turzai of Bradford Woods says that is a bad idea, “Here's an opportunity for a growth of an industry in Pennsylvania that benefits middle class families throughout the state. And he wants to stop its growth by taxing it? It makes no sense.” Rendell says he will not raise income taxes but wants to maintain services.