HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) today in Harrisburg released the following statement after voting in favor of the budget bill approved by the state House:
“This bipartisan budget product must be viewed as a starting point that properly prioritizes investments in early childhood education through college, while holding down overall year-over-year spending to under 1 percent.
“It would be preferable to have finished all elements of our budget work today, but beginning with a commitment to properly prioritize spending with no new taxes is an important first step. I expect ongoing negotiations will enable us to complete the budget process in the coming days while protecting Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens as we respect the taxpayers.”
Representative Mark Gillen
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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