Westmoreland County House Members Respond to Budget Address

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – After attending Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 90-minute budget address that calls for an 8.4% spending increase, raises the overall spend to a whopping $48.34 billion and blows through nearly $16 billion in surplus funds and Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund, several House members from Westmoreland County issued the follow statements:

Mihalek: Poor Planning Plagues Both Budget Event and Annual Budget

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) issued the below statement following Tuesday’s budget address, when a wind of irony breezed through the Capitol Rotunda and roughly two-dozen House members were forced to stand because there weren’t enough chairs. The event was hosted in the Rotunda as delayed repairs to the ceiling in the House Chamber have been ongoing.

Barton Bashes Governor’s Budget Plan

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Today, Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled his budget priorities for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) issued the following statement in response:

Owlett Responds to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford) offered the following response to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s $48.34 billion state budget proposal outlined before a joint session of the General Assembly today. The plan represents an increase of $3.7 billion, or 8.4%, over the current fiscal year’s spending.

Flick Remains Hopeful for Start of Budget Process

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) attended a joint session of the General Assembly at which Gov. Josh Shapiro presented his state budget proposal for the 2024-25 fiscal year. Flick issued the following statement in response to the governor’s plan:

Smith Slams Governor’s Budget Plan

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG –Today, Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled his budget priorities for the 2024-25 fiscal year. State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) issued the following statement in response:

Zimmerman Says Governor’s Budget Proposal a Disappointment

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) today issued a statement following the governor’s 2024-25 state budget proposal before the General Assembly that seeks to spend $48.34 billion, an 8.4% increase in state dollars over the current fiscal year budget:

Brown Reacts to Governor’s Budget Address

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Following Gov. Josh Shapiro’s annual budget address today to a joint session of the House and Senate, Rep. Marla Brown (R-Lawrence) issued the following statement: