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Boback Pleased to See Budget Process Moving Forward

House Bill 2279 will now go to the Senate for debate 

Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) released the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 2279, the budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year: 

“It is promising that the budget is proceeding through the process so early because no one wants to see a repeat of last year’s budget debacle.  We have a responsibility to pass a budget by the June 30 deadline so our school districts, local governments and service organizations can plan their own budgets accordingly.  Though I do not agree with all the aspects of this budget bill, we can all agree that starting the hard work early is a step in the right direction. 

“I am greatly concerned about the overall spending number of this budget.  The 2009-10 budget used all of Pennsylvania’s reserve accounts, and we are facing another deficit at the end of the year.  To increase spending by $1.2 billion, which is 4 percent growth, is not wise.  We should continue to look for ways to allocate our resources prudently, and we should remain cognizant that federal stimulus funds we have received for the past two years will soon run out.  This is just not the time to increase state spending. 

Rep. Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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