HARRISBURG - Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted in support of the FY2020-21 budget. Senate Bill 1350 appropriates $32.1 billion of state funds and $3.4 billion of federal stimulus dollars. The budget decreases state spending by more than $760 million, or 2.1 percent from last year, and it continues to fully fund schools and education as well as public health and community safety without any new taxes or tax increases.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) joined his colleagues in approving a $35.5 billion Fiscal Year 2020-21 state budget on Thursday. He issued the following statement in response:
HARRISBURG – The House today approved a fiscally responsible budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that respects taxpayers’ finances. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a state budget for the remainder of the 2020-21 fiscal year. Due to the uncertainty of state revenues resulting from the pandemic, the General Assembly enacted a spending plan in May that covered the first five months of the fiscal year that also fully funded education.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved a fiscally responsible budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that respects taxpayers’ finances. In response, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today voted in the negative on the state’s $32.1 billion budget. However, Bernstine’s House colleagues passed the General Appropriations bill by a 104-97 vote.
HARRISBURG – After state lawmakers earlier this year enacted a partial state budget to fund key government programs and services while giving them time to assess the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today voted for a budget bill approved by the House that includes no new or increased taxes and would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in June.
HARRISBURG – State lawmakers earlier this year approved a short-term stabilizing budget to fund state government through the end of November. State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues in the House today passed a balanced supplemental budget with no new taxes or borrowing that would fund state programs and services through the end of the fiscal year in June 2021. Gillen released the following statement after the vote:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) and other Harrisburg lawmakers earlier this year adopted a stabilizing budget to fund the state government through the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. After evaluating the ways the pandemic has affected state revenues, Masser and his colleagues in the state House today approved a bipartisan balanced budget that would fund state government through the end of the fiscal year in June without adding any new state debt, creating any new taxes or raising any existing taxes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) voted “yes” Friday on a $32 billion budget that finishes work started in May.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) joined a majority of his House colleagues in passing a state budget for the remainder of the 2020-21 fiscal year. Due to the uncertainty of state revenues resulting from the pandemic, the General Assembly enacted a spending plan in May that covered the first five months of the fiscal year that also fully funded education.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) voted “no” Friday on the 2020-21 budget proposal, which he says increases spending to unsustainable levels with one-time federal dollars, while making cuts where they are least needed.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) voted “yes” Friday on a $32 billion budget that finishes work started in May.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) voted “no” on the 2020-21 state budget Friday, saying he felt the negotiated spending plan demonstrated little fiscal discipline.
HARRISBURG – Despite the House of Representatives voting today to approve a $32.1 state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21, Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) cast his vote against the spending plan.
HARRISBURG - Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) did not vote to approve Senate Bill 1350 due to the proposed increase in spending, misuse of CARES Act funds, and the refusal of the General Assembly to pass the Taxpayer Protection Act.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives advanced a responsible, $32.1 billion budget on Thursday. Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), who voted to approve the General Appropriations bill, issued the following statement in response.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today issued the following statement in response to the House advancing a $32.1 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21. Mustello joined a majority of her colleagues to approve the General Appropriations bill.
HARRISBURG ¬– A House bill that would protect businesses, schools, nursing homes and others from frivolous lawsuits passed both the House and Senate, and awaits the governor’s signature to become law.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) to permit owners of old hotel liquor licenses to convert them to restaurant liquor licenses is now on its way to becoming law.