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:
“The times in which we are living are uncertain and that spilled over into how we formulate a budget this year. Today the House approved the second part of the 2020-21 budget, an unusual but necessary move to protect taxpayers as we gained a clearer picture of Pennsylvanian’s fiscal house.
“The budget we approved continues to fully fund schools and education and it also funds core government services, such as public health and community safety, all while not increasing taxes. This funding plan will carry the state through to the end of the fiscal year at the end of June. Because of lost revenue, the budget does include modest, yet needed, reductions in state government operating costs.
“We, as policymakers, understand the tough times in which so many Pennsylvanians find themselves. The no tax increase, no borrowing budget protects taxpayers now and into the future.”
Representative Lou Schmitt
79th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives