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Budget Plan Sets Proper Priorities, Says Helm
2/5/2014
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget proposal. Corbett unveiled his $29.4 billion spending plan on Tuesday before a joint session of the General Assembly.

“I am pleased the governor has chosen to make education a spending priority. At 40 percent, education is the largest single item in the budget. He has proposed spending $10.3 billion for pre-K-12 education, which is the most state money ever. The increase includes $341 million for a new program that focuses on student achievement and academic success. There’s also more money for early childhood development programs and special education.

“The plan continues our efforts to stimulate economic growth. Pennsylvania is becoming more employer friendly, which has resulted in the creation of 140,000 new jobs. It is no secret good, family-sustaining jobs lead to better schools and strong communities.

“In order to ensuring that all Pennsylvanians have access to quality health care, the plan increases funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), providing coverage for an additional 10,400 young people. The governor also wants to eliminate the six-month waiting period to become eligible.

“Our veterans are not forgotten in this proposal either. An additional $1 million is allocated toward the Veterans’ Trust fund, a program that supports veterans in need of shelter and living necessities.

“Finally, I am encouraged by the governor’s call to enact public pension reform by the end of the session. The pension crisis is a threat to every taxpayer in the Commonwealth and it is critical that we come up with a workable solution in the coming months.

“Today’s address was just the beginning of a budget process that will take several months to complete and include hard work and debate. I look forward to enacting a fiscally responsible final budget that is best for the people of Pennsylvania and the 104th District.”

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Representative Sue Helm
104th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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