HARRISBURG – The 2019-20 state budget process got underway today in Harrisburg as lawmakers heard the governor’s annual budget address. Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) issued the following statement in response to the proposal:
“While I am pleased to see the governor come forth with a proposal that does not increase sales or income taxes on our hard-working citizens, I am concerned that he is proposing to increase spending by nearly $1 billion to more than $34.1 billion. We are still looking at the details of his proposal, but the bottom line is bigger government and higher spending are not good for our taxpayers or the economy.
“The plan unveiled today includes additional investments in education, including career and technical training to prepare our students for the jobs of today and tomorrow, as well as new initiatives to support the agriculture industry. I am interested in learning more about these proposals as we work to ensure our spending remains focused on the core functions of government and doesn’t further burden our taxpayers or employers.
“This is just the start of the annual state budget process. As is the case with every state budget, my priority is to ensure a fiscally responsible plan that supports the needs of rural Pennsylvania.”
Representative Martin T. Causer
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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