House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable

HARRISBURG, July 1 – House Democratic leaders released the following statement today in response to the Republican majority leaving Harrisburg for the weekend without a budget in place:

“The inaction we’ve seen is disappointing. With a $12 billion surplus, we can and should deliver for the people of Pennsylvania.

“Rather than pass a timely budget that helps working families, we’ve been distracted by unrelated issues and interjected politics at the expense of in-state tuition for Pennsylvania students.

“House Democrats stand ready to return next week to pass a budget that invests in Pennsylvania and serves the people we represent.”