Governor’s Budget Address Marks Beginning of Debate, Says Reese
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today issued the following statement on Gov. Tom Corbett’s annual budget address:

“The debate leading to a state budget begins with the address from the governor in which we hear his priorities for the fiscal year. I am pleased that the overall approach includes holding the line on spending, including reducing the appropriation for the Legislature. This represents a good start down a long road that will culminate in a final plan.

“The House Appropriations Committee will begin a series of hearings that will include all aspects of state government. As this unfolds, we will have our input leading to a final budget. I continue to work for a responsible, open and transparent state government and a budget that protects our hard-working taxpayers. The economy continues to struggle and our residents have had too much demanded of them.

“Correcting eight years of a tax-and-spend mentality takes time, and last year, we took a good first step. I believe that this effort to get spending and debt under control and to create a better environment for job creators will give us a better Pennsylvania.”

State Representative Mike Reese
59th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Raymond Smith
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