Curry throws support behind Shapiro’s budget

Curry echoes calls for equity in address

HARRISBURG, March 10 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, said she supports Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed budget after he addressed the Pennsylvania House and Senate earlier this week. 

Shapiro called for more investments in services and resources that will help all kinds of Pennsylvanians. Shapiro’s proposed budget would provide:

  • More funding for education from pre-K to universities, community colleges, and career and technical schools.
  • An increase in the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program’s income eligibility cap to $45,000.
  • A further investment in the workforce, which will strengthen Pennsylvania’s economy.
  • Additional resources to first responders and mental health service providers to build stronger and safer communities.
  • Continued support of Pennsylvania’s strong agricultural roots so that more food can be provided and distributed throughout the commonwealth and beyond.
  • A raise to Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, the first in 14 years, from $7.25 to $15 an hour.

“Governor Shapiro is making sure all Pennsylvanians benefit from this budget,” Curry said. “This budget is reaching and providing unprecedented resources to communities across the commonwealth. I appreciate Governor Shapiro for listening to the people and empowering everyone with this budget. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the coming months to finalize a budget plan where all can benefit from these tremendous investments.”

The governor’s budget proposal builds on the priorities that House Democrats championed in the 2022-23 enacted budget – which was overwhelmingly passed last year with broad bipartisan support – making commitments to education, public safety, Pennsylvania’s workforce, seniors and the most vulnerable.