Jul. 07, 2022
HARRISBURG – After the state House today in Harrisburg approved a balanced state budget with no new or increased taxes, local state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) – who voted for the spending plan – issued the following statement:
“This state budget invests in the people of Pennsylvania today while setting aside significant financial resources to address future needs and opportunities.
“The state budget will pay down some of the Commonwealth’s debt while also setting aside some money in the state’s version of a savings account. I’m pleased we were able to fight to get funding for enhanced relief through the Commonwealth’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program. The state spending plan also provides robust increases in support to fund school safety resources. Communities across the Commonwealth will benefit from the new classes of Pennsylvania State Police and the public safety services they provide. The state budget also includes additional funding to support our transportation infrastructure by fixing roads, highways and bridges.
“The state budget is notable both for what it spends and what it refrains from spending. This plan makes targeted investments this year while setting aside money to protect taxpayers in the future.”
Representative Mark Gillen
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing