HARRISBURG, March 3 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, today released this statement on Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed 2015-16 state budget following his address to the General Assembly:
"I commend Governor Wolf for proposing a bold budget that would finally resolve our Commonwealth’s structural deficit instead of continuing to kick the can down the road with budget gimmicks.
"The governor’s budget looks out for the citizens of Pennsylvania, not the special interests of Pennsylvania. Those criticizing his plan are looking out for those special interests by trying to defend the status quo of unsound budgets. Pennsylvanians elected a new governor because they want a fresh start, not more of the same.
"I believe Governor Wolf’s plan will deliver property tax relief, effective investments in education, increased economic development, and meaningful pension reform that puts Pennsylvania back on the right fiscal path and benefits the citizens of Pennsylvania."