Turzai Issues Statement on Passage of 2015-16 State Budget Supplement
3/16/2016
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement:

“Today, the House of Representatives passed a $6.05 billion supplement to finalize the Commonwealth’s 2015-16 budget, which will keep schools open and government functioning – all without the need to raise taxes. The legislation is now in the hands of Gov. Tom Wolf.

“The final budget will spend $30.03 billion in total, fully funding every aspect of state government and providing record investments in K-12 education and services to aging and vulnerable populations.

“Finalizing the 2015-16 budget will allow lawmakers to make responsible budgeting decisions in the forthcoming fiscal year. Furthermore, containing state spending within existing revenues will have a positive impact on the Commonwealth’s credit rating.

“I strongly encourage the governor to sign the budget supplement in its totality to finally close the 2015-16 budget. Only with enactment of this budget supplement can the Legislature proceed to responsibly address the 2016-17 budget.”

Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker of the House
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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