Contact Information 

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 Co-sponsors House Republican Compromise Budget Plan
In another effort to break the Pennsylvania budget stalemate, House Bill 1943, a compromise budget plan that would reduce state spending to $27.5 billion while increasing education funding without a tax increase, is being co-sponsored by Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset).
“It is very clear that we must reduce spending in the face of this economic recession in Pennsylvania and not place additional burdens on our already overtaxed citizens,” said Metzgar. “This plan is a clear solution to the budget stalemate and represents a common sense approach to budgeting for the fiscal year, and sets the tone for a further clean up of bad spending habits in the future.”
Metzgar says education will see a funding increase of $150 million to bring the level to $5.38 billion. Also, higher education, libraries and social services will be adequately funded.
“There has been, and is, no excuse for this current impasse that is straining social services and many other areas of our Commonwealth except for the overbearing hunger on the part of some to raise taxes on our working people,” said Metzgar. “We not only reduce spending with this plan now, but we preserve funds in reserve accounts to counter the continuing uncertainty in the financial future. This includes the loss of federal stimulus funds in 2011-12. It is purely foolish to suggest that we spend more and tax more when our residents are losing money because of the economic recession. Those who make that suggestion are insulting the hard-working taxpayers of Pennsylvania, who are continually being assaulted by special interest groups.”
Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar
69th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 443-4230
Contact: Raymond Smith
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 705-1834
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