Gov. Tom Wolf criticizes GOP tax package targeting state, local tax deductions

Marc Levy | Tuesday, October 31, 2017, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf criticized a Republican tax-cutting package in Congress, saying Tuesday that it would amount to a tax increase on middle-class Pennsylvanians by ending a state and local tax deduction.

Getting rid of the deduction used by nearly 1.8 million Pennsylvania filers in 2015 — or almost one-third of all filers that year — amounts to the federal government rolling its problems downhill onto state taxpayers, Wolf said.

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