HARRISBURG –State Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) today issued the following statement after he and a majority of his House colleagues approved a partial state budget bill that would provide the same amount of funding for schools, colleges and universitiesas they received this year, while providing five months of funding for most other state government programs and services:
“The partial state budget would protect taxpayers by avoiding any new or increased taxes. This partial budget would ensure the core functions of state government are funded as we continue to gather information about the medium- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We pushed back the tax deadline to provide much-needed relief to taxpayers, but that also delayed revenue collections for the Commonwealth. We want to use the next five months to identify trends in the Commonwealth’s revenue collections so we can pass a long-term budget that lives within our means.
“We provided a full year of funding for students because we expect local school districts to provide a full year of education.”
House Bill 2387
now heads to the state Senate for consideration.
Representative Barry Jozwiak
5th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing