Some Funding Restorations Made in Budget, Says Hennessey

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of the state budget for fiscal year 2012-13:


“In trying to overcome a tough economy, difficult choices have to be made, but this budget did manage to make partial restoration of funding in several key areas. The slight upward movement in revenue collections enabled us to put more money back into higher education, bringing funding back to a level status and allow basic education to get more money so that schools will get the same funding, or in some cases, slightly more than last year.


“The slight movement in revenue collections also helped us to restore half of the proposed human services funding cuts in the Commonwealth.


“This was not a time to raise taxes on our working Pennsylvanians and this budget does not do that. In the past budget cycle, we restrained the runaway spending that took place in the previous eight years prior to the 2011-12 fiscal year. For the second consecutive year, we have managed to continue this responsible trend.”


State Representative Tim Hennessey

26th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Raymond Smith


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