Conklin: Budget is very good news for all Pennsylvanians, including its youngest residents

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2020-21 budget unveiled today:

“This budget is really good news for all Pennsylvanians. We have the opportunity to invest in our youngest children, especially through an expansion of full-day kindergarten, providing a wonderful opportunity for them to engage and learn at a critical time of their development. In addition, the governor’s proposed budget will make it easier for our older students to receive a college education, without having to go into significant amounts of debt.

“With this budget, we also have an opportunity to provide a true livable wage, especially for single parents who have to work more than one job just to make ends meet.

“I’m very pleased this realistic budget includes no new taxes and will truly do more to help all of our commonwealth’s residents.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the months ahead as we begin the budget hearings to discuss the proposals unveiled today in more detail.”