HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement upon passage of the 2021-22 state budget.
“Today the Legislature adv
anced a plan for Pennsylvania that meets the needs Pennsylvanians are facing today, but more importantly puts the Commonwealth firmly in position to conquer tomorrow’s challenges.
“This budget prioritizes the things that matter most to all of us – our health care, our children and our communities. We are making historic investments in our schools, including additional help to districts facing the largest economic challenges, because every child deserves an opportunity to succeed, regardless of their ZIP code.
“As we continue to rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, our plan provides life-changing funds for nursing homes, assisted living and our friends and neighbors with disabilities, while also creating a path for substantial increase in infrastructure projects that were put on hold in the last year.
“Additionally, a new annual allocation is being established to increase funding for pediatric cancer research.
“This budget delivers on promises we made to Pennsylvanians when every member of our caucus was re-elected in 2020. We’ve denied the governor’s proposal to increase taxes, we are rebuilding trust in elections by establishing the state’s Bureau of Election Audits, and we are depositing more than $2.5 billion into the Commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund to prepare for future challenges.
“This is a budget Pennsylvanians can be proud of knowing their hard-earned dollars are moving the state out of a pandemic and into a brighter future.”
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives