HARRISBURG – State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) concluded a series of Town Hall meetings Tuesday in Hanover where he received feedback from residents on a wide variety of issues.
The open forums were held throughout the district over the past eight weeks, including stops in Chambersburg, Shippensburg and Gettysburg.
Each forum was attended by several dozen 33rd District residents.
“Transparency and accessibility are very important to me, so it was refreshing to see such a positive response,” said Mastriano. “When I have not been in Harrisburg voting on important legislation, I have been in the district meeting with residents, community groups, business leaders and organizations. These public forums were a continuation of that outreach.”
The forums were streamed on Facebook Live.
Property tax elimination was the top concern voiced during the town hall meetings. Other topics included veterans’ issues, bureaucratic red tape, the gas tax, government overreach and MS4 regulations.
“The legislature must move forward with property tax elimination – the time for rhetoric is over,” said Mastriano. “I am optimistic that a vote will transpire this year, as Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati recently indicated that he would like to see a vote on the issue.”
“Pennsylvania ranks in the top 10 in tax burden among all the states, and there have been five tax hikes in the past 11 years,” added Mastriano. “This is unacceptable, and that’s why I am in Harrisburg, fighting on behalf of my district, and all Pennsylvanians.”
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