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District Offices

Somerset Office
301 Georgian Place

Somerset, PA 15501
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (814) 443-4230
Fax: (814) 443-3866

Windber Office
1605 Graham Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday
Closed on Wednesday 
Phone: (814) 467-4011

Hyndman Office
158 Washington St.
Hyndman, PA. 15545
Open on Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
(814) 842-3362
TOLL-FREE: (866) 779-1477
Fax: (814) 842-3367
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment

Capitol Office
Room 111 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202069
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2069
(717) 783-8756
Fax: (717) 782-2911

Metzgar Votes Against Gas Tax Hike
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today issued the following statement concerning passage of House Bill 1060, which contains a gas tax and fee hike for Pennsylvania:

“Throughout this week, I stood with Pennsylvania taxpayers and against legislation enacting the largest tax increase in the history of the Commonwealth, and increasing the cost to register vehicles and increasing fines on motorists. This legislation has been foisted upon the hard-working taxpayers of Pennsylvania following no less than three floor debates and votes. Although the Senate amended the plan slightly, it did not change the components that will place an economic burden on our citizens.

“House Bill 1060 will do nothing but destroy Pennsylvania’s economy, hurting businesses, families and seniors, while providing an additional $661 million in subsidies to Pennsylvania’s mass transit systems, which already receive a bloated $1.3 billion of funding from the tax-paying motorists.

“This crushing gas tax, by an amount so great that our actuaries cannot even tell us how large, will result in the Pennsylvania holding the dubious title of having highest gas tax in the nation. This will increase operating costs of every business which are already working on razor thin margins. On a more personal level, I believe that this gas tax increase for every senior on a fixed income and for every family who is barely making ends meet with the current record high gas prices will endanger lives and be fatal to our economy.

“I have remained steadfast in my strong opposition to placing a larger tax burden on our residents and will continue to advocate for reallocation of tax dollars for actual infrastructure development.”

Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
69th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Raymond Smith
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