Contact Information 

District Offices
2090 Linglestown Rd.
Suite 100
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone:  (717) 651-0100
Fax:  (717) 651-0801

260 Market St.
Millersburg, PA 17061
Phone: (717) 692-0833
Fax: (717) 692-7071

Mobile Office hours at East Hanover Township Building, Dauphin County, available by appointment.

Capitol Office
Room 41B East Wing
Capitol Complex
PO Box 202104
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Ph: 717-787-1230
Fax: 717-787-7375


Helm Issues Response to Governor’s Budget Address
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) and other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly heard Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposals for Fiscal Year 2019-20 during his annual budget address on Tuesday.

The governor’s budget totals $34.1 billion, which is a $927 million increase over the current year. His plan does not include any new taxes on Pennsylvania residents, instead he called for an increase in the minimum wage and a number of fund transfers to support the additional spending. Wolf also wants to impose a severance tax on the natural gas industry, as he has unsuccessfully sought in previous years.

Helm issued the following statement regarding the governor’s budget proposal:

“I thought the governor did an excellent job. He proposed many good initiatives, such as workforce development, which the House Republican Caucus also believes is extremely important for Pennsylvania’s economic future.

“However, I am skeptical about where the money is going to come from to support his new initiatives without any new or increased taxes, as he promised in his address. His spend number seems high, but I’m confident the increase will be under the rate of inflation in the final version.

“He wants to work with us, and we want to work with him. We intend to do just that as we develop a budget that benefits our Commonwealth and helps its citizens.”

To view Helm’s video comments, visit here.

The governor’s address is the traditional start of the budget process. The next step is a series of budget hearings by the House Appropriations Committee, which are scheduled to begin on Feb. 11.

Representative Sue Helm
104th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Andy Briggs
717.260.6474 /
Share |