May. 26, 2020

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement after voting for the temporary state budget bill that was approved by the House and would fund most of the state government for five months while providing a full year of funding for Pennsylvania schools, colleges and universities:

“The unique set of circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic made it much more practical for us to adopt a temporary budget now and then reevaluate the situation in a number of months. This temporary budget would fund the core functions of government without any new or increased taxes. We are fully funding education for the entire year so parents and students will have some stability and predictability.”

House Bill 2387 now heads to the state Senate for consideration.

Representative Mark Gillen
128th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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