A new round of budget cuts are expected to be voted on by the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives next week. At risk are many of the human service programs that help persons with disabilities. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO STOP THESE BUDGET CUTS!
Instead of making more cuts, urge your lawmaker to delay a planned reduction in a corporate tax that has already been cut by 85%. Lawmakers could freeze the capital stock and franchise tax rate at 2012 levels, raising an estimated $360 million more to prevent a new round of cuts and preserve the modest spending increases proposed by the Governor in February.
On June 3 and 4, 2013, help us flood the offices of the General Assembly with calls in support of prioritizing investments in schools, health care, and human services over new tax cuts for corporations.
Here’s what you can say when you call: “Good morning. My name is _________ and I am a constituent in your district. I’m calling because I am concerned about budget cuts to schools and other services in our district. I want to ask the legislator to oppose new business tax cuts and to keep the capital stock and franchise tax at 2012 levels. We cannot afford new cuts to critical services in our community.”