2010-02-18 / Local & State

Corbett Says He Signed Pledge Not To Raise Taxes

By Peter Jackson ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

HARRISBURG, (AP) – Newly endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett says he has signed a written pledge to oppose any increases in state taxes if he’s elected governor.

Corbett told reporters that he signed the pledge advocated by the Americans for Tax Reform, in which he promises Pennsylvania taxpayers that he would oppose and veto all efforts to increase taxes. He made his comments after the Republican State Committee endorsed him for governor.

In his acceptance speech, Corbett vowed to present the Legislature with a comprehensive plan for reforming state government during his first week in office.

The state committee also endorsed former congressman Pat Toomey for U.S. Senate and Jim Cawley, a Bucks County commissioner, for lieutenant governor.

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