Appropriations Committee Begins Work on New State Budget, Gingrich Says
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett presented his annual state budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly today, unveiling his $28.4 billion spending plan.

Rep. Mauree Gingrich (R-Lebanon) said new revenues from natural gas drilling and tough decisions made in the past two state budgets are being credited for easing Pennsylvania’s economic constraints, but she said a lot of hard work remains.

“We are at the starting line today with the budget, and I have been through 10 of them. This is number 11, and there have been some really difficult ones,” said Gingrich.

“I have to say that I have great admiration for the governor for not shirking the biggest challenges we have, and for working within the means we have to satisfy the need for services. Details will follow.

“I like his attempt at dealing with some of the major issues that I consider to be the important priorities. I was arduously listening and going through the fine points because we have a lot of work to do.”

Over the next several weeks Gingrich and her colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee will be pouring over the administration’s budget proposal and holding hearings with state departments, agencies and other stakeholders who rely on state funding.

“The governor’s budget proposal offers us a spending level and a blue print from which to work,” said Gingrich. “After our appropriations hearings are over, it will be up to us as legislators to weigh what we learn, determine what will be in the final budget plan and move it through the legislative process.”

To learn more about the governor’s proposal and to check for periodic updates on progress toward a final state budget, go to

The annual budget deadline is June 30.

Representative Mauree Gingrich
101st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Donna Pinkham
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