HARRISBURG – Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) today voted in favor of a state budget proposal that holds the line on spending while not including any new or increased taxes or borrowing.
“Overall, I am pleased with this budget proposal that we passed today,” said Nesbit. “We have benefited from a good economy, and with the increased revenues coming in, we’ve been able to work together and pass a strong, responsible and bipartisan budget proposal that doesn’t include any broad-based tax increases.”
To view Nesbit’s video comments regarding the state budget, click here
The budget proposal passed by the House includes a $432 million increase in PreK through 12th-grade education funding. Additionally, special education funding would be increased by $50 million, while career and technical education would receive $10 million more.
Furthermore, this budget proposal takes a historic step by committing at least $250 million into the Commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund, which is the state’s savings account and is used when the economy hits a downturn and revenue collections are weak.
“I am happy that we are putting $250 million into our Rainy Day Fund,” continued Nesbit. “I would like to see more added, but I believe this is a good start for us to start to properly manage and save to avoid raising taxes down the road if our economy hits a downturn.”
Although the House passed the budget on Tuesday, it still needs to be approved in the Senate and signed by the governor.
For more information regarding the state budget, visit pahousegop.com/statebudget
Representative Tedd Nesbit
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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