HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) voted “no” on the 2020-21 state budget Friday, saying he felt the negotiated spending plan demonstrated little fiscal discipline.
The $32 billion budget, which was sent to the governor’s desk, used federal CARES Act dollars to fill budget shortfalls.
“These are one-time dollars that should have been used for vaccine distribution, personal protective equipment and other needs directly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they are being used to raise spending above the rate of inflation, which is foolhardy and short sighted,” Schemel said.
Representative Paul Schemel
90th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives