HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement after the House voted to send a $32 billion budget to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. The 2017-18 budget, also passed by the Senate on Friday, represents a 0.2 increase over last year’s budget.
“This budget addresses the critical needs of our Commonwealth in a responsible way, which is why I supported it. Included in House Bill 218 is additional funding to combat PTSD in veterans and increased resources to address the opioid crisis. We also provided $100 million in increases to education programs, including early childhood education and early intervention. This budget also restores the governor’s cut to school district transportation, which would have devastated many rural schools. I think this budget represents the priorities of Pennsylvanians while spending within our means.”
Representative Doyle Heffley
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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