HARRISBURG - Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) reacted to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal today by stating that she thought it was an optimistic message, but believes more work needs to be done.
“There were a lot of positive ideas presented in his proposal today,” said Pickett. “However, a lot of work needs to be done to ensure that we have a budget that is balanced but doesn’t include any tax increases or digging deeper into the pockets of our hard-working taxpayers.”
For the 2019-20 fiscal year, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $34.15 billion budget, with an increase of $927 million from last year’s proposal. The governor spoke largely about his goals for the upcoming fiscal year and emphasized working on issues such as job creation, workforce development and education funding.
“Our constituents want a more effective and efficient government that stays out of their wallet,” added Pickett. “While I am pleased to see a concerted effort toward workforce development and the economy. However, I look forward to our budget hearings next week, where we can get a better detailed look to ensure that we are doing our best to stand up for hard-working taxpayers.”
To view Pickett’s comments following the budget proposal, click here
Representative Tina Pickett
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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