HARRISBURG – PA House Speaker, Rep. Bryan Cutler of Lancaster County responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address. Cutler said while he disagrees with many of these proposals, including raising income taxes, placing taxes on natural gas, and full legalization of marijuana, his deepest concerns are related to the actual administration of state government. Cutler said, I cannot – nor will our citizens – tolerate the quiet dismissal of the open mismanagement that has occurred in our executive agencies. He said the governor reruns many of his bad ideas that failed to receive support in the General Assembly in prior sessions. Cutler added, The executive branch’s failures must end. People were promised and rightfully expect a government that works. To that end, I again reiterate that the House of Representatives – which has heard directly from the people impacted by all of these issues – stands ready to help our citizens.”

REP. BRYAN CUTLER