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Governor’s Budget Proposal Faces Familiar GOP Objections

02/06/2018

Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget proposal of his term Tuesday set the stage for familiar battles with the Republican-controlled Legislature over imposing an extraction tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas and increasing the minimum wage. But state Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165 of Springfield, said there also weren’t any far-reaching objectives outlined in Wolf’s address to the General Assembly that might derail negotiations.

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Delco Reps Explain Votes for Bringing Shale Tax to the House Floor

10/05/2017

Alex Charlton said now is the time for legislators to discuss the merits of a shale tax. “We need to be able to have that debate on the value of that for the state,” he said. “This is a Pennsylvania commodity, this is a product that’s being taken, one of our resources, I don’t think a shale tax is a bad idea.” Charlton said it’s time to bring this issue to a close, having been banded about for at least a decade. “This is the year we need to finalize this,” he said. “Let’s put the vote out there. This is something that has shown its viability.”

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Delco Legislators Split Mostly Along Party Lines on PA Budget Fix

09/14/2017

Staring at a budget deadline that could see the state running out of money, the state House approved a spending plan Wednesday night. But it did nothing to bridge the partisan divide in the state Capitol. State Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165 of Springfield, was the only county legislator to vote against his party as he opposed the legislation.

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About Alex Charlton

During his first term in the PA House of Representatives, Alex Charlton has focused on serving his neighbors of Delaware County by fighting to protect people living with disabilities, tax reform, improved education and economic development.

Alex knows what it takes to create jobs. As a former President of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Alex worked with the small and medium-sized businesses that drive innovation and economic growth in Pennsylvania.

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About Alex Charlton

During his first term in the PA House of Representatives, Alex Charlton has focused on serving his neighbors of Delaware County by fighting to protect people living with disabilities, tax reform, improved education and economic development. Learn More.

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