Taxpayers Caucus


“Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets.” Ronald Reagan 

About the Taxpayers’ Caucus:
Founded as a result of the 2015-2016 budget impasse, the Taxpayers’ Caucus was created by members of the House and Senate with the single purpose of changing the culture of Harrisburg.

The lack of financial accountability within state government has created the current culture where the only discussion is over how much the state increases spending. In order to cover the increased costs of the status quo, Harrisburg continues to ask taxpayers to adjust their budgets without ever adjusting our own.

In order to achieve a change in this culture, the Taxpayers’ Caucus will advocate for reforms, which improve financial accountability and oversight while protecting taxpayers.

Mission Statement:

The goal of the Taxpayers’ Caucus is to protect the taxpayers of Pennsylvania by identifying and promoting:

  • Budget reforms which increase transparency and accountability.
  • Opportunities to reform programs to maximize service to Pennsylvanians while minimizing costs.
  • Opportunities to eliminate or consolidate programs that provide services that are either duplicative or not necessary.




At a Capitol news conference I shared my thoughts about cost-saving government reforms including the merger of state agencies. This is part of our efforts to rein in spending, streamline government and improve services to Pennsylvania citizens.