DiSanto: Governor’s Proposed Budget Again Spends Too Much

Harrisburg — State Senator John DiSanto (R-15) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2018-19 state budget:

“The Governor’s proposal boosts state spending by another $1.2 billion — nearly three times more than the rate of population growth and inflation. Under this administration, spending has already increased by nearly $3 billion, growing at twice the rate of families’ incomes. To pay for all this spending, the Governor is relying on higher business taxes and borrowed money, such as the recently completed ‘mortgaging’ of the Farm Show Complex, which will further undermine our state’s already precarious fiscal condition.”

“The Governor’s address was sparse on details for cost-saving efficiencies and reforms such as zero-based budgeting that would force every expenditure of taxpayer dollars to be reevaluated. I am ready to work with the Governor and my Senate colleagues on a more responsible budget that lives within our means and provides a firm foundation for the future.”

 

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