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District Offices
315 East Market Street
Suite 100
Clearfield, PA 16830

(814) 765-0609

Fax: (814) 765-0592


264 Haida Avenue
Suite A1
Hastings, PA 16646.
Phone (814) 247-6210
Fax (814) 247-6212

Satellite Office 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
600 Lingle Street, Suite 100
Osceola Mills, PA 16666
Phone: (814) 339-6544
Fax: (814) 339-6546

Capitol Office
115 Ryan Office Bldg.
PO Box 202073
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2073
Phone: (717) 787-7099
Fax: (717) 782-2922
Sankey Comments on Passage of State Budget
7/1/2013

HARRISBURG – A spending plan for fiscal year 2013-14 is now in place after being signed into law Sunday night, June 30, by Gov. Tom Corbett. This followed concurrence on amendments made to House Bill 1437, the general appropriations portion of the 2013-14 state budget, by the state House.

State Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield), who represents the 74th District, issued this statement in reaction to enactment of the budget bill:

“The bill that was signed into law spends responsibly and supports essential services. It does so without incurring new debt or raising taxes, which is critical in light of the pending loss of $220 million due to federal government cuts to education, health and welfare programs.

“The budget we put into place forces state government to live within its means, just as many of you must do with your own personal budgets. It invests a record $10 billion total state dollars in K-12 education. This continues a trend of increased basic education funding that began with the current administration, after Gov. Ed Rendell cut state support during his final two years in office, and backfilled using federal stimulus money that was only temporary so he could fund projects in Philadelphia.

“It has been said by some of my House colleagues that we didn’t spend enough in certain areas of the budget. To the accusers, I simply ask you to take into account what state government does. It takes money from the paychecks of working people and gives it to people who, in some cases, choose not to work.

“We, the members of the General Assembly, get paid out of your paycheck. To those who say ‘We need more,’ I say ‘Shame on you’.”

Questions about this or any other legislative topic may be directed to Sankey via email at Tsankey@pahousegop.com or through his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RepSankey

Representative Tommy Sankey
74th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Scott Little
717.260.6137
slittle@pahousegop.com
RepSankey.com
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