HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s $36.06 billion budget proposal for 2020-21 represents an unsustainable increase of $2.05 billion over the previous year’s approved spending plan, according to Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin).
Schemel wants spending to be aligned with his support for the Taxpayer Protection Act, a Commonwealth Foundation initiative to keep spending growth limited to the pace of economic growth.
“It is not feasible to think we can increase spending by 4.2% in a single year, well in excess of the rate of growth,” Schemel said. “As policy makers, we need to be mindful that we are entrusted with the taxpayers’ money.”
The 2020-21 budget will be negotiated and must be in place by July 1.
Representative Paul Schemel
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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