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LEWISBURG — No taxes and higher revenues.  It was all part of the message Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Dan Meuser gave The Valley Friday.  He talked about the state’s financial situation.  Meuser says there is optimism on our side when it comes to the economy.  “We aren’t going to raise taxes, the governor feels that doing business in Pennsylvania is already high enough.”

Meuser gave a projection about Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed budget.  “In the 2012-2013 fiscal year we are on track for a $232 million surplus, which is a good thing.  Next year’s budget is set at $29 billion, less refunds which are $1.3 billion.  If we hit our estimate next year, it will be the highest level of revunes ever in the history of the commonwealth.”

Meuser says in this budget, the governor is primarily working on divesting from the liquor system, modernizing our infrastructure, overhauling state pensions, tax reform and increase in basic education.  Meuser was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Greater Susquehanna Valley and Central Pennsylvania Chambers of Commerce. (Sara Bartlett)

 

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