McNeill responds to Wolf’s inaugural budget address

HARRISBURG, March 4 – State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-Lehigh, released the following statement today following Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 budget proposal:

“Governor Wolf opened the dialogue for the new budget and provided good starting points to hopefully get Pennsylvania moving in a positive direction and generate discussions that will reinvigorate opportunities for the middle class and our economic climate.

“I am supportive of efforts to provide proposed property tax relief that will benefit seniors and hardworking families, and allow more families to consider purchasing homes.

“Reinvesting in education and improving funding to Pennsylvania schools will help better prepare our children for the jobs of the future. I am excited to see investment at all levels of the state’s education system.

“I am also very supportive of his efforts to increase the state’s minimum wage to provide a livable wage for Pennsylvania’s hardworking low wage earners.

“I look forward to being a part of the ongoing discussion as we create a budget that will strengthen our state.”