Mailers target Republicans opposed to Wolf’s extraction tax

In April, we wrote about mailers targeting the districts of 15 lawmakers, including Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner of York County. Those mailers criticized Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal.

Andrew Staub at PA Independent has a story about mailers targeting lawmakers for opposing Wolf’s proposed extraction tax on natural gas drilling.

Glossy mailers began landing in mailboxes over the weekend. They included an accusation that GOP representatives were “putting oil & gas companies over kids” when they voted against legislation that includes a severance tax on the natural gas industry to help fund education.

It was a quick turnaround for such an expansive and coordinated mail blitz, considering the vote happened just five days earlier. Districts targeted includes those of state Reps. Daryl Metcalfe, Warren Kampf,Dan Truitt, Bernie O’Neill, Kate Harper and Bill Adolph, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

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County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.

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