Budget protects taxpayers, strengthens education, and saves for the future
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) today issued the following statement after House passage of the $33.997 billion state budget:
“Today, I voted to protect taxpayers with an on-time budget that does not include any tax increases. It strengthens education by dedicating more funding to preK-12, as well as career and technical education. Investing in education and workforce development prepares students for family-sustaining, in-demand careers.
“Revenue collections were significantly elevated compared to last year because of the strong national economy and wise budgeting decisions we made here in Pennsylvania in recent years. As a result, we were able to make significant investments and save for the future by placing $250 million in the state’s Rainy Day Fund for the first time.
“This legislation represents a strong, fiscally responsible budget with no new taxes, investments in our key priorities, and saving for our future.”
Following passage in the House, House Bill 790 now goes to the state Senate for approval. For more information on the budget, please visit www.PAHouseGOP.com.
Information provided to TVL by:
The Office of Representative Ryan Mackenzie
Pennsylvania House of Representatives