Cutler Votes in Favor of Pennsylvania Budget
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) released the following statement regarding his “yes” vote on the $27.7 billion 2012-13 state budget:

“I voted for this budget because it is realistic and responsible in how it allocates Pennsylvania’s revenues. This budget includes a modest spending increase, which is below the rate of inflation. The spending does not exceed available revenues, so it is a balanced budget. Most importantly, it does not include any new or increased taxes.”

“Many people in our area were concerned about proposed cuts to colleges and universities in the governor’s initial budget request; however, the final spending plan level funds higher education. We recognize the value higher education adds to our society and to our economy. We are continuing to work with state system institutions and state-related universities regarding the issue of tuition increases. The affordability of higher education is an important issue for us all.

“I am pleased to report that all school districts in the 100th District will see an increase in funding this year. At the same time we are investing in public education, we are also working to reform public schools and offer choices to parents. Advancing education is about more than the dollar and cents we put toward our schools, it is also about accountability, standards and options. Providing the best education for our children must be a partnership between state government, schools, parents and the community.”

Senate Bill 1466 will now go back to the Senate for concurrence.

More information about the budget and Cutler’s other legislative priorities is available at or

State Representative Bryan Cutler
100th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Nicole Wamsley
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