Cox Votes for State Budget Advanced by House
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) today in Harrisburg voted for a balanced, on-time $29.1 billion state budget approved by the House.
“This budget invests in the core functions of government while bringing spending under control to protect taxpayers,” Cox said.
Legislators were able to close a more than $1 billion deficit without resorting to any broad-based tax increases. Instead, the budget relies on funding transfers and other sources of existing revenue to fill the gap.
“We’ve seen a slowdown in revenues, which left a significant hole in the state’s finances,” Cox said. “Instead of looking to taxpayers to hand over more money, we were able to use some outside-the-box thinking to fund the budget.”
The budget also provides a record level of funding – more than $10.5 billion – for schools and students across the Commonwealth.
“At a time when the government in Washington, D.C., is suffering from gridlock, we were able to work together in the Pennsylvania Capitol to deliver a budget for the people of Pennsylvania,” said Cox.
The budget bill now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
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