Clymer Offers Statement on 2012-13 State Budget
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Paul Clymer (R-Bucks) today released the following statement on his support of the 2012-13 state budget, which spends $27.7 billion, a 1.45 percent increase over the current fiscal year:
“This is a responsible budget plan that is balanced and actually spends less than we did in fiscal year 2008-09. Although some difficult cuts were originally proposed in the governor’s budget address earlier this year, due to improving revenue figures, we were able to stave off many of those reductions and eliminations.
“As chairman of the House Education Committee, I was pleased to see that higher education and K-12 education were level funded and that additional money to the Commonwealth’s school districts will be made available through the restoration of the Accountability Block Grant program, which provides schools with flexible spending options to meet student needs.
“Furthermore, I am pleased that funding was also able to be restored to provide level funding to critical care and neonatal hospitals and trauma and burn centers across the state. This funding will allow these facilities to continue to meet patient demands and meet their budgetary goals.
“Although no budget is ever perfect, I think this budget is a sensible and prudent plan that puts Pennsylvania on the path for future economic success.”
For more information on the 2012-13 state budget, visit www.PaulClymer.com
State Representative Paul Clymer
145th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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