Toepel Supports Final Passage of State Budget

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania General Assembly today passed an on-time final state budget for the third consecutive year, without raising the taxes on its hard-working taxpayers, said Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery).

“I am pleased that we were able to adopt a final $28.376 billion plan that prioritizes the investment in basic education,” said Toepel. “Budgets have been cut at all levels over recent years, and this funding increase will help our local schools continue to serve our students with a quality education that will benefit them for their future.”

This budget increased state funding for basic education by $122 million, making it the highest investment in K-12 education in more than a decade. The breakdown of state funding for local school districts located within the 147th District is as follows:

  • Boyertown:  $25,683,666, an increase of $877,095.
  • Perkiomen Valley: $15,007,614, an increase of $795,962.
  • Souderton:  $19,282,563, an increase of $750,006.
  • Upper Perkiomen: $14,236,871, an increase of $408,996.

The final budget also focuses on public safety, health and human services, and the environment by doing the following:

  • Allocating funding for 290 new state troopers.
  • Apportioning $26 million to reduce waiting lists for services to persons with disabilities.
  • Allotting $8.4 million in funding for county conservation districts from both the budget and impact fee revenue.

For more information pertaining to the final 2013-14 state budget, visit the House Republican Caucus’ interactive website at

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