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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: With the ruffled grouses
By Wolf's own estimation a severance tax would bring in less than $300 million. Certainly not enough to fund DCNR with money left over for the PGC. If there is a severance tax, the impact fee goes away. There was a nice chunk of that money going to state programs that will have to be made up. Also remember money from the impact fee goes into every county budget, something that will also need to be made up with a severance tax.
Also keep in mind gas prices fluctuate, so when they are up the money from a severance tax will be up. Now we all know the clowns in Harrisburg like to spend every last penny they can get their hands on. So, when the price of NG drops and the severance tax collected also goes down, how do we make up for that lost revenue? Which tax gets increased so the "drunken sailors" can keep on spending?
Plenty of scouting and good habitat makes for a great hunt.