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

Metzgar, Dowling: Budget Borrowing Will Mortgage Our Children’s Future
6/30/2017
HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statements regarding the 2017-18 budget bill:

“I could not vote for a spending bill before finding out where the revenue will come from. I would rather wait to make an informed decision than pass a budget that doesn’t have firm revenue streams in place. Many have been critical of the federal government about passing a bill to find out what is in it – this situation feels to be in the same vein and it is not right,” said Dowling.

Metzgar cited his great concern over the planned borrowing of $2 billion against the Tobacco Settlement Fund to finance this budget.

“New Jersey borrowed $92 million in this manner in 2014, resulting in an estimated payback of $400 million. I cannot in good conscience put Pennsylvanians further in debt simply because we refuse to pass a budget that only spends money that we have. Taking a small lump of money now instead of using the stream of money as it arrives is like trading a new Corvette on an old Yugo just because the Yugo has a full tank of gas,” Metzgar said.

Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
69th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Greg Gross
717.260.6374
ggross@pahousegop.com
RepMetzgar.com

Representative Matthew Dowling
51st Legislative District

Media Contact: Raymond Smith
717.705.1834
rsmith@pahousegop.com
RepDowling.com / Facebook.com/RepDowling

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