Governor signed "Tax-Free PC Week" into law in 2000 WASHINGTON- This past Sunday marked the beginning of the second "Tax-Free PC Week" in Pennsylvania.  Governor Tom Ridge (R-Pa.) signed the "Tax-Free PC Week" into law last May.  The state’s first "Tax-Free PC Week" took place in August of 2000.

In response to this innovative way of saving taxpayers money Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) has named Gov. Ridge its Taxpayer Hero of the Month for February 2001.

Grover Norquist, president of ATR, issued the following statement praising Gov. Ridge for his leadership and his efforts to help Pennsylvania families move into the 21st Century:

"Last May, when Gov. Ridge signed the ‘Tax-Free PC Week’ into law, it became apparent that Gov. Ridge was a friend to taxpayers in Pennsylvania. 

"Pennsylvania’s ‘Tax-Free PC Week’ accomplishes a variety of things.  Among them, it makes it easier for working families to purchase computers so that they may take advantage of improved technology by bringing that technology into their lives.  In addition, it will increase Pennsylvanians’ exposure to high technology, which will help the state to become a leader in global technology. 

"We hope that in the future Governors and state legislators alike will follow Gov. Ridge’s and Pennsylvania’s lead and enact similar laws in their states throughout the country."