Brown: ‘Governor’s Proposed Budget Invests More in Education’
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2013-14 budget proposal:

“The governor’s $28.44 billion proposal represents a fiscally responsible budget that practices the concept of living within our means and balances state spending with state revenue. By virtue of the last two budgets by this governor, the days of overspending and over borrowing have been over, and this new proposal reflects that Pennsylvania is not willing to return to our recent past.

“Prioritizing money for education has been a top priority, and the governor’s proposal invests millions of additional funds to basic education across Pennsylvania. This proposal also fights against higher education tuition hikes because under this plan, public colleges and universities would receive next year the same amount of funding they received this year in exchange for a promise to keep tuition increases low. I was also pleased that the governor’s proposal invests more funding into our human services programs so that they are able to provide the services to some of our most vulnerable citizens.

“As always, this budget is a first step in getting our state’s fiscal house in order and I look forward to being a part of the budget hearing process over the next couple of months, as the Legislature works closely with state agencies and various advocates to draft a final product of the state budget.

“While Pennsylvania works to address major issues, including transportation, education and pension reform, I will remain committed to coming up with solutions to help address the No. 1 concern in our community: school property tax relief.”

For more budget proposal information, visit the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus’ interactive budget website at

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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