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Governor Wolf’s Statement on House Finance Committee’s Shale Tax Approval

October 18, 2017

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf provided the following statement on the House Finance Committee’s approval of a shale tax:

“I urge House leadership to bring the severance tax to a vote on the floor as soon as they return to Harrisburg next week.

“This is a fair and commonsense proposal that will address our structural budget deficit. Pennsylvania is the only natural gas producing state without a severance tax and the vast majority of the tax would be paid out of state.

“I want to thank the bipartisan members of the General Assembly who worked to find common ground on the severance tax proposal.”

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