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Day Offers Thoughts on Today’s Budget Address
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, has offered the following comments on the governor’s 2014-15 budget proposal, which was presented earlier today to a joint session of the House and Senate:

“I am pleased that this budget proposal seeks to be on time and does not seek to raise taxes on Pennsylvania families and job creators. That creates stability and predictability for all of our local governments and state agencies to perform their duties efficiently. The governor outlined that his policies have created a stronger Pennsylvania, citing a number of accomplishments like a bipartisan transportation plan and $1.5 billion more for education.

“The budget proposal also appropriately focuses on education, designating more than $10 billion for the second year in a row for a wide range of education programs. The plan also seeks to set aside additional money for special education and early learning initiatives – all investments worthy of our children and tax dollars. This is in addition to greater funding for those in need of human service programs.

“The governor made a good case for his financial stewardship and ability to accomplish major challenges. He didn’t stop there, and challenged the Legislature to work with him in getting the state out of the liquor business and reforming pension plans that require significant state resources.

“This plan is just a start and it contains many pieces that need to be examined in every detail before we put together the final document. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I’ll be a part of the ongoing budget negotiations and have a seat at the table during key budget hearings set to begin next week.” 

Rep. Day’s Video Comments:

More information about the budget can be found online at 

Representative Gary Day
187th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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