Government Spending

PA Lawmaker Seeks To Cap State Spending

Would link it to inflation and population growth, Colorado-style


HARRISBURG — If there's one thing governments seem to love, it's spending other people's money, state Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, says.

That's why he said he wants the state to put a limit on how much it's allowed to spend.

For the second year in a row, Folmer introduced the Taxpayer Protection Act, which would create a budgetary cap linked to population growth and inflation.