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Capitol Office 
41-B East Wing, Main Captitol 
P.O. Box 202117
Harrisburg PA 17120-2117
Phone: (717) 787-1117
Fax: (717) 705-1889
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

District Offices
105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-6000
Fax: (570) 255-0133
(800) 278-3930
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

133 West Tioga St., Suite 4
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-4777
Fax: (570) 836-4772
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Boback Comments on Corbett’s Budget Plan
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) released the following statement today regarding Gov. Tom Corbett’s annual budget address before a joint session of the General Assembly:

“The sluggish pace of our economic recovery has taken everyone by surprise. Last year’s budget rolled back spending, but even with the reductions our spending has outpaced revenue collections. Our focus must remain on getting Pennsylvanians back to work and stimulating our economy. I was very pleased to hear about the governor’s plan to make state government a partner with employers by preparing our residents for the industries that need workers now. I am interested in learning more about the Jobs First PA program, as details become available.

“Supporting basic education is important to the residents I represent. According to the governor’s budget address, basic education will be receiving an increase this year, even if it is a slight boost. It is my understanding that no public school will receive less funding than last year. This is encouraging, as so many citizens have expressed concern that in this poor economy public education would receive drastic cuts. I also am pleased the Educational Improvement Tax Credit is expected to be funded again in next year’s budget.

“Another area of the budget I am particularly pleased with is the provision to provide matching funds so Pennsylvania can receive federal flood recovery money. Areas of my district were devastated by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, and these small communities cannot fully recover without help from above. Providing funding so Pennsylvania can receive additional federal aid shows our commitment to those small towns and rural areas still struggling to recuperate from the most expensive storm in the Commonwealth’s history.”

More information about Boback and her priorities is available at or

State Representative Karen Boback
117th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Nicole Wamsley
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