Toepel’s Reaction to Governor’s Budget Proposal
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) issued the following statement today regarding Gov. Tom Corbett’s $27.13 billion budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year:

“In order for the governor to present a proposed budget that is nearly level-funded and contains no tax increases during tough economic conditions, crucial decisions had to be made. However, it’s early in the budget process and I anticipate many changes will be made before the final budget is passed. Now is not the time to increase taxes on our hard-working citizens. Instead, the state must continue to show fiscal restraint on spending.

“While I don’t agree with everything outlined in the proposed budget, I am optimistic that it will serve as a framework that will become clearer as budget hearings are held in the coming weeks and lawmakers are asked what their priorities are. I look forward to helping craft a final budget that will deliver a sustainable spending plan that exercises restraint, while also creating economic growth and an atmosphere where Pennsylvanians can create jobs. I will also fight to pass a final budget that still serves the people by funding essential government services.”

State Representative Marcy Toepel
147th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Lauren Whetzel
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