About the Taxpayers’ Caucus:
 
Founded as a result of the 2015-2016 budget impasse, the Taxpayers’ Caucus was created by members of the House and Senate with the single purpose of changing the culture of Harrisburg.

The lack of financial accountability within state government has created the current culture where the only discussion is over how much the state increases spending. In order to cover the increased costs of the status quo, Harrisburg continues to ask taxpayers to adjust their budgets without ever adjusting our own.

In order to achieve a change in this culture, the Taxpayers’ Caucus will advocate for reforms, which improve financial accountability and oversight while protecting taxpayers.

Mission Statement:

The goal of the Taxpayers’ Caucus is to protect the taxpayers of Pennsylvania by identifying and promoting:

  • Budget reforms which increase transparency and accountability.
  • Opportunities to reform programs to maximize service to Pennsylvanians while minimizing costs.
  • Opportunities to eliminate or consolidate programs that provide services that are either duplicative or not necessary. 
News:

Grove, Wagner Baffled By Wolf Administration Attacking Own Budget Numbers
5/25/2016

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) released a comprehensive report yesterday from the bicameral Taxpayers’ Caucus, aimed at finding savings and efficiencies in state government. Jeff Sheridan, press secretary to Gov. Wolf, responded to the legislators’ efforts with a sharply worded, factually inaccurate attempt to distort the truth. [Read more]

Grove, Wagner Release Taxpayers’ Caucus Report, Identify $3 Billion in Savings
5/24/2016

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) today released a comprehensive report from the bicameral Taxpayers’ Caucus, aimed at finding savings and efficiencies in state government. The report details over $3 billion in potential savings to taxpayers—$300 million more than Gov. Wolf proposed in tax hikes for the 2016-17 fiscal year. [Read more]

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