2020-21 Budget Update

I want to keep you updated on the status of Pennsylvania’s 2020-21 state budget.

On Tuesday, a surprise budget proposal, H.B. 2387, passed the House despite vocal concern about the majority caucus's harmful spending cuts. This legislation shouldn't have been passed without full language, numbers, and time to review the details. 

It creates shortfalls for property tax relief and departments like Labor & Industry. And, except for education, our government funding ends in November.

It is up to the Senate now to right the wrongs that the House could not fairly fight. I encourage the Senate to exercise good governance and work in a bipartisan manner to address the concerns expressed by Democrats and a couple of Republicans Tuesday night.

Click here for a story from the PA Capital Star.