Corbett Administration Budget Proposal Presents Challenges, Says Reese
HARRISBURG – Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today issued the following statement on the beginning of the process leading to a fiscal year 2013-14 budget for the Commonwealth:

“During a joint session of the General Assembly, Governor Tom Corbett put forward his annual budget plan which marks only the first step in a long process of setting fiscal policy for the coming year. I believe that a thoughtful consideration of this plan and additional ideas put forward by the House and Senate can result in a budget which holds the line on spending and still meets the needs of Pennsylvania residents.

“I heard the governor outline three main priority issues in his address, pension reform, transportation and liquor privatization. All of these issues require a comprehensive study and input from all of the stakeholders involved.

“A series of hearings will take place on each phase of the budget, and with that, we will hear from many different people and organizations impacted by the budget. Both chambers of the General Assembly will have ideas as well; that is why this is not the final plan, but only a step.

“We must remember that we still have a sluggish economy where many taxpayers are struggling with the day-to-day expenses of living. This must be first and foremost in the minds of the servants of the residents.

“I intend to be very involved in helping to attain a sound fiscal plan that will not continue to place an undue burden on our taxpayers.”

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