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Budget Stays the Course of Responsible and Sustainable Spending, Says Helm
6/28/2012

HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin) issued the following statement after today’s passage of the 2012-13 state budget in the House of Representatives by a vote of 120 to 81.  Helm voted in favor of the $27.7 billion spending plan.  The general appropriations bill now returns to the Senate for concurrence.

“I am pleased to report that for the second year in a row, we have been successful in passing a budget that is on time and does not raise taxes.  We have proven again that Pennsylvania can indeed live within its financial means, just as most households and businesses have had to do during these difficult economic times.  Spending has grown by $370 million, which is 1.45 percent over last year, but below the rate of inflation. 

“Restoring the governor’s proposed cuts to education was a top priority and we were able to do that, which should come as welcome news to the many constituents who have contacted me with their concerns about this critical issue.  We were able to fund the four state-related universities, including Penn State, and the 14 state-owned schools, including Shippensburg and Millersville, at the same level as last year by adding $246 million to the appropriation for higher education.

“I am also pleased that we were able to include an additional $100 million for our public schools through the full restoration of the Accountability Block Grant Program, which gives school districts the flexibility to fund important initiatives such as kindergarten.  As a result, every school district in the 104th Legislative District will see an increase in their state appropriation.
 
“Our Republican majority has been striving to meet the objectives of fiscal responsibility, private sector job creation and integrity in government.  I feel we have met these goals with the passing of this year’s budget.”

State Representative Sue Helm
104th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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