Harrisburg, PA – Lawmakers are reacting and sharing their concerns after Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a new spending plan yesterday for the upcoming fiscal year.
The proposed budget would increase the state minimum wage to $12 an hour and would increase funding for basic education, special education and pre-K.
However, lawmakers like Rep. Matt Gabler, a Republican serving Clearfield and Elk Counties, have concerns about how the budget would be balanced… by initiating a severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas.
Rep. Cris Dush, a Republican serving Jefferson and Indiana Counties, says that even though the proposed budget will have to be workshopped, there are parts that both sides can agree on and work together to come to a decision.
Rep. Jim Struzzi, representing Indiana County as a Republican, says he and Gov. Wolf share common ground on workforce development and the opioid crisis.
Click Here for the news report on what the PA Budget and Policy Center says are the biggest things in the proposed budget.