Budget Hearings Underway

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Fiscal Year 2023-24 Budget Information

Details and Documents regarding the FY 2023-24 Pennsylvania State Budget

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Responding to Gov. Shapiro's Budget Proposal

PA House Republican leaders respond to the governor's proposal

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News and Advisories

Budget Hearing Wrap with PA State Police

Mar. 04, 2024 /

House Republicans focused their questions on the financial needs of PSP and ensuring those needs are met through the Governor’s budget proposal. Republicans asked about background checks for gun purchases, trooper recruitment, legalization of marijuana, the statewide emergency services radio, the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), and crime labs.

Budget Hearing Wrap with PA Department of Transportation

Mar. 04, 2024 /

House Republicans asked several questions about the Governor’s proposal to dedicate an additional 1.75% of sales tax collections, or $283 million, for public transit funding, and how this funding would be distributed throughout the Commonwealth. Additionally, Republicans inquired about requiring electric vehicles to contribute to the Motor License Fund, PennDOT contracts for snow removal and travel brochures, the overall state of road projects throughout the Commonwealth, and automatic voter registration.

Budget Hearing Wrap with State-Related Universities

Feb. 29, 2024 /

House Republicans questioned their involvement in any meetings or discussions regarding Governor Shapiro’s “Blueprint for Higher Education” and the financial implications on each institution. Additionally, Republicans asked about efforts to combat antisemitism on campuses while simultaneously allowing for free speech, performance-based budgeting, and how to make our state-related universities more affordable for students.

Budget Hearing Wrap with Judiciary

Feb. 29, 2024 /

House Republicans questioned the financial transparency of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), who is responsible for operations of courts within the Commonwealth. Additionally, Republicans asked about the unilateral decision of the Supreme Court to allow for venue shopping in medical malpractice lawsuits, the rationale for the “traveling courts,” and the significant increases in the Judicial budget.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit the PA House Republican Appropriations Committee’s website. I hope you will check back often as we provide detailed information about the annual process of crafting a state budget. You will also be able to follow the committee's work relative to the review of the financial impact legislative proposals have on state government. With the ability to more closely follow the work of this committee, I hope you feel more informed about the dollars and cents behind state government and empowered to be more involved in the democratic process.
Sincerely,
Rep. Seth Grove
Chairman, House Appropriations Committee
196th Legislative District

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