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Boback Votes ‘No’ on Budget

Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) released the following statement regarding her vote on House Bill 2279, the 2010-11 state spending plan:


“When voting on a bill of the size and scope of the state budget, there are many factors and considerations at play.  There are parts of this budget that simply made it impossible for me to support.  One factor is the reliance on $850 million in federal funding that Congress has not yet approved.  Without this funding, this spending plan will create a huge hole that will become a burden for taxpayers. 


“Many people in my district have contacted me with questions about a natural gas severance tax.  These questions will go unanswered until the fall because such a tax was not part of this budget package, but it has been agreed that this will be discussed before October.


“While I cannot support all the tenets of this budget, I am pleased the budget deadline was met, avoiding a repeat of last year’s impasse.”


Rep. Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(570) 477-3752
(717) 787-1117

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(717) 783-8063

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