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The Honorable Jeff Pyle, jpyle@pahousegop.com
Pyle Criticizes Governor and House Democrats for Lack of Leadership Resulting in Government Shutdown
7/10/2007

Citing a lack of leadership and an unwillingness to compromise, Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana) is calling on Gov. Ed Rendell and House Democrat leadership to end partisan bickering, put the state workers back to work, and pass a responsible state budget.

 “We are now in the ninth day with no state budget, Pyle said. “We have more than $650 million in surplus from last year to meet the needs of the citizens of Pennsylvania and there is no reason a budget should not be in place.

 
Pyle noted that the governor is holding out by insisting on his agenda, which would nail every taxpaying citizen in the Commonwealth with seven new taxes.
 
Rendell is seeking $1 billion in taxes, of which $750 million is slated for new mass transit funding, $850 million in borrowing to fund energy-related discretionary grants, further discretionary funding for the Departments of Labor and Community and Economic Development, and a universal healthcare proposal to insure all Pennsylvanians.
 
Pyle said lawmakers are willing to discuss some of these issues but insist that adopting a General Fund budget bill should be the top priority. In fact, the majority of lawmakers – 146 House and Senate members – have already voted for a viable state spending plan that would keep spending in check while increasing the Commonwealth’s investment in public education and holding the line on taxes.
 
“I remain committed to ensure we do not raise taxes on the citizens of Pennsylvania, Pyle said. “I find it appalling that this governor has decided to shut down state government and affect the lives of thousands of people who depend on the services provided by state government.
 
 
Rep. Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(800) 287-0614
Contact: Tim Eller
House Republican Public Relations
teller@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6242
Member site: JeffPyle.net
Caucus site: PAHouseGOP.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2007