Latest Audio Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Lawrence Offers His Reaction to the Governor’s Budget Address Feb. 10, 2016 Download Rep. John Lawrence (R-chester & Lancaster) offered his reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposal for fiscal year 2016-17, which was announced Tuesday in an address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget plan would increase taxes on working Pennsylvanians and employers by $3.6 billion and spending by 10 percent, or $3 billion, and calls for $33.3 billion in total spending. To support his proposed spending plan the governor has proposed 15 new tax increases, including a retroactive increase in the Personal Income Tax on Pennsylvania workers.