Jun. 27, 2015

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today voted in favor of a $30.18 billion state budget which does not include a tax increase. The spending plan passed the House by a 112-77 vote and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

“This is a responsible budget which funds our needs in the Commonwealth without going to taxpayers for more of their hard-earned money,” Rader said. “It increases education funding on all levels, including early childhood, basic and higher education. It also includes an increase in funding for Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities.”

In total, the spending plan calls for $200 million in additional funding for education. It also includes increases for agricultural, environmental protection, veterans and human services programs across the Commonwealth.

“This is an on-time budget which will go to the governor’s desk before the end of the month,” Rader added. “I am proud of the work done on this plan by the leaders of the House and Senate and was honored to vote for it.”

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Representative Jack Rader Jr.
176th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Nick Ruffner