Matzie votes ‘yes’ on state budget

HARRISBURG, June 25 – Saying that it holds the line on taxes while increasing education funding, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, cast a vote today in favor of the state budget bill, H.B. 790.

“As with any budget, there is a give and take,” Matzie said. “This is especially true when the legislative majorities and the governor are of the opposite party. My ‘yes’ was based on several things. No new taxes or fees. More money for schools, colleges and job training programs. More money for libraries. More money to fight opioids. More money to support lowest wage healthcare workers.

“Equally important, this budget is on time, which is imperative in order to avoid imposing difficulties on counties, municipalities, school districts and any other entity that relies on state funding. It’s not perfect, but it works and moves us forward.”