Governor Proposes Natural Gas Severance Tax for Infrastructure, Emergency Improvements
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Governor Tom Wolf came to Wilkes-Barre to pitch a plan for more highspeed internet, better roads, flood protection, and more. He wants a severance tax on the natural gas industry to pay for the $4.5 billion plan. This is the fifth time the governor has proposed a severance tax on the natural gas industry. All of his other proposals were rejected by the Republican-controlled legislature. He says he's using a different approach this time around.