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shelm@pahousegop.com

Helm Pleased Governor’s Budget Proposal Stays the Course
2/7/2012
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin) issued the following statement after Gov.Tom Corbett unveiled his 2012-13 budget proposal today to a joint session of the General Assembly. The $27.14 billion budget represents a slight reduction in state spending from the current fiscal year and does not raise taxes.

“The governor described his budget proposal as ‘lean and demanding,’ but I believe that is exactly what is needed to return Pennsylvania to firmer financial ground. This spending plan stays the course that was set last year in order to ensure the Commonwealth continues to live within its means.



“The governor has had to make some difficult decisions, but I am pleased that raising taxes was not one of them. This is not the time to expect struggling Pennsylvania families to dig deeper in order to support increases in state spending.

“The governor focused on private-sector job creation. I was especially pleased that he emphasized our concern for having jobs ready and available for returning military personnel.

“I am encouraged the proposal includes more funding for our public schools. In fact, the $9.9 billion appropriation for basic education is the largest in state history and should come as welcome news to those school districts which have struggled after the loss of federal stimulus dollars. The governor is also proposing to allocate much of the funding in the form of block grants, which would allow administrators to make spending decisions based on their needs.

“We need to keep in mind that today was just the start of a lengthy budget process. In the coming weeks and months, we will conduct hearings, and there will be much debate, on how to best spend the public’s money. I am hopeful we will continue to focus on the priorities of state government as Pennsylvania travels down the sometimes bumpy road to recovery.”


State Representative Sue Helm
104th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Andy Briggs
abriggs@pahousegop.com
717.260.6474
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