Budget Proposal Invests in Students, Jobs and Seniors, Maloney Says

HARRISBURG – Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) released the following statement after joining his House colleagues Wednesday in passing House Bill 1437, which would enact a $28.3 billion state budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that funds the core functions of government without raising taxes:

“Due to responsible fiscal management for the past two budget cycles, House members have been able to increase spending in key areas without raising taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians,” Maloney said.  “Portions of this budget that were important to getting my vote for final passage on Wednesday were the investments made to our schools and our seniors. 

“Specifically, an increase of $100 million for K-12 education will put the state’s basic education subsidy at $10 billion, the highest level ever. We are putting out $3 million in grants to our career and technology schools. Our senior centers will see an additional $50 million from lottery funds, and funding for long-term senior care will see a boost of $11 million.”

The General Assembly is constitutionally mandated to pass a state budget by June 30.

Representative David Maloney
130th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Charles Lardner
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