Reese: Conservative Approach Needed in New Legislative Session

Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) was sworn into office today which marks the beginning of his second term representing the 59th Legislative District. 

“I am honored that the people of the 59th Legislative District have elected to send me back to Harrisburg, and I look forward to the work and the challenges ahead in this new session,” said Reese. “We are facing a $4 billion deficit and have a lot of work to do to reverse the previous budgeting trend of spending more than we have.” 

Reese said the message voters sent statewide in November, 2010 was very clear. 

“There’s no question that the people of Pennsylvania want a conservative approach taken in regard to the management of taxpayer dollars,” said Reese. “It is time we determine what businesses government should be involved in and which ones we should not be. A classic example of this will be taking up the privatization of liquor sales. The government has no business handling what is essentially a private enterprise matter. We will also be looking at streamlining state government departments, each one individually. We must put financial reform into place to get our financial house in order. 

“I believe that there will be much more cooperation in this new session. We will see a public policy approach that will enable our hard-working taxpayers to see where the money is going, and that they will see results in reforming the budget process and progress in reshaping the whole of state government. I am optimistic about what we can accomplish in this new session with a lot of hard work, which I will continue to bring to the table.” 

Rep. Mike Reese
59th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(724) 423-6503
Contact:  Raymond Smith
(717) 705-1834
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