Nov. 20, 2020
HARRISBURG – State lawmakers earlier this year approved a short-term stabilizing budget to fund state government through the end of November. State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues in the House today passed a balanced supplemental budget with no new taxes or borrowing that would fund state programs and services through the end of the fiscal year in June 2021. Gillen released the following statement after the vote:
“This budget is a commonsense, bipartisan plan based on the circumstances facing our Commonwealth. The big takeaway from this budget is that it is balanced and includes no new taxes this year, and we also took a step to avoid future tax increases by including no new state borrowing.
“The budget we approved would provide essential funding for law enforcement, community safety initiatives and public health programs and services. We are funding the core functions of state government using the money we already expect to collect.”
Representative Mark Gillen
Pennsylvania House of Representatives