Aument Issues Statement in Response to Governor’s Budget Proposal
2/5/2013
HARRISBURG – Following Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address today before a joint session of the General Assembly, state Rep. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement:

“One very important point made today that I will reiterate is that the difficult decisions we’ve made with respect to the state budget over the past two years have paid off. Because we stood firm and prioritized fiscal restraint, we are now in a better position to expand opportunities for continued growth within our Commonwealth.

“While it’s clear we have many details to discuss in the coming months, I am particularly pleased that the governor increased funding for basic K-12 education and human services and did not cut funding to state and state-related universities. Ensuring that our children have access to a quality education is one of Pennsylvania’s long-held budget priorities, and I am encouraged that we are giving schools the financial footing to effectively prepare our next generation to become the kind of workers, business leaders, and professionals that will draw job opportunities to our communities and drive our Commonwealth’s economy forward.

“Many people, after hearing the governor’s proposal today, may be happy or disappointed by the information presented. However, I want to remind citizens that this is simply a starting point in the budget process. In the months ahead, the Legislature and the citizens of Pennsylvania will have their input heard regarding all aspects of the budget before a spending plan is finalized by June 30.

“With the governor also presenting with his budget, plans for much-needed plans for pension reform, privatization of the state-run liquor stores and revitalization of our transportation infrastructure, the discussions we have in the next few months are going to be lively and significant. I am excited to have been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee this session, where I will be able to join in the discussions and hear feedback from our citizens and many key players in the process of crafting the state budget.”

Representative Ryan Aument
41st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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