HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today joined his House and Senate colleagues for a joint session of the General Assembly to hear Gov. Tom Wolf outline his budget proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Heffley issued the following statement in reaction to the governor’s $36 billion spending plan:
“Once again, the governor is proposing to increase spending, fees and taxes, rather than holding the line to enable continued economic growth for Pennsylvania.
“Last year, we passed an on-time budget that carried a surplus and we should be looking to do the same with this spending plan.
“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I look forward to working with my colleagues on crafting a budget that adequately funds the core functions of government and moves the Commonwealth, and Carbon County, forward.”
Heffley noted that the governor’s address is just the beginning of the annual budget process. The House Appropriations Committee will conduct a series of hearings starting Tuesday, Feb. 18, to examine the details of the governor’s plan and how state agencies are spending their funding. A schedule of the hearings is available at pahousegop.com
Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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