Cutler Comments on Budget Address

Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) today released the following statement regarding the points outlined in Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address: 

“For eight years, Pennsylvania’s budgets were created like spending ‘wish lists’ rather than as financial plans reflective of the fiscal realities in our state and global economies.  The spending we saw over that period was unrealistic and unsustainable.  The plan Corbett outlined today is a good starting point for getting the Commonwealth’s fiscal house in order. 

“The highlights of what I heard included no new taxes, property tax reform, improving Pennsylvania’s business tax climate and creating an environment to encourage job creation.  I believe these ideas are excellent principles on which to base our budget, and mirror the values of Pennsylvania’s citizens. 

“What we heard today was only the first step in the budget process.  Starting next week, the Legislature will hold budget hearings to gather more information about the plan.  I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues and the governor to craft a final budget document that meets the needs of Pennsylvania, while reclaiming the fiscal integrity and sensibility citizens deserve from their leaders. 

“I intend to continue my pursuit of welfare reform because I believe we can be smarter with our public assistance dollars.  I also am going to persist in my efforts to move toward biennial budgeting, which the governor has identified as a shared reform priority.  When times are tough, it is imperative to maximize resources, and that is going to be my main focus over the next few months as we work toward a final budget plan.” 

More information about Cutler and his legislative priorities is available at and

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

Contact:  Nicole Wamsley