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Gabler Supports Responsible State Budget
6/29/2011

First on-time budget in eight years prioritizes education without raising taxes

 

State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) voted Wednesday in favor of House Bill 1485, the proposed budget legislation for the 2011-12 fiscal year. He issued the following statement in reaction to the bill being passed by the House to the desk of Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature:

 

“The spending plan we approved responds to the majority of constituents with whom I corresponded throughout my district. They want us to pass a timely budget that spends responsibly and supports education.

 

“Family budgets have firm deadlines they must adhere to in order to avoid consequences, and we are expected to do the same in crafting a budget. Unlike all eight years of the previous administration, we have accomplished our mandated task on time, thus avoiding any interruption in services.

 

“The residents of Pennsylvania are being forced to rein in spending in their households because of an economy that, while showing signs of recovering, still has a long way to go. This budget holds the line by spending less than last year’s plan, an accomplishment which was never achieved under Governor Ed Rendell and has only happened three times in the last four decades.

 

“Education needs to be supported if Pennsylvania is to grow and compete on a national and global stage, and this budget offers that support. It sends to our school districts more state funding than any budget in history, and represents a substantial increase in funding for basic education and higher education over Governor Tom Corbett’s original proposal. However, replacing missing federal stimulus dollars would have required a substantial tax increase that Pennsylvania’s hard-working citizens could not afford and to which I could not agree.  I remain committed to ensuring our schools have the resources they need to teach our children and prepare them for a successful future.

 

“Finally, just as any responsible family resists running their checkbook down to ‘zero,’ this budget takes the responsible route.  Some have advocated increasing our spending simply because of a temporary unexpected increase in revenues that is not guaranteed to continue.  It is important to remember that we started this year with a $4 billion deficit.  Considering this, a half-billion dollar increase in revenues does not constitute a ‘surplus.’   

 

“Those of us who have been elected to serve in state government are charged with being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. For the first time since I’ve been in Harrisburg, I have the opportunity to vote for a budget that sets responsible priorities and is accountable to taxpayers.”  

 

State Representative Matt Gabler
75th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Scott Little 
slittle@pahousegop.com 
717.260.6137 
RepGabler.com
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