HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a balanced state spending plan by a vote of 173-27 on Friday, June 30. Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) voted in favor of the plan. The spending plan is a unified product of compromise between the state House, Senate and Gov. Tom Wolf which includes no broad-based state tax increases and consolidates state government while still funding essential state services.
“As legislators, generating and shepherding future success and prosperity for our state is one of our most important tasks,” Brown said. “The budget process is never easy, but this plan puts Pennsylvania on the path toward a more sustainable future by consolidating a few state agencies and changing pieces of how our state government operates. I am pleased that the bipartisan spending plan we voted on today is based on the original budget the House passed in April.”
The state budget, now approved by the House and Senate, spends $32 billion. It continues to support initiatives important to the 189th District, which include making record investments in education, funding economic development and job training programs, and combatting the state’s opioid and heroin crisis, all beneath the rate of inflation.
The budget bill has been sent to the governor for his signature.
For more information about the 2017-18 state budget plan, visit PAHouseGOP.com
Representative Rosemary M. Brown
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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