HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $36.06 billion budget proposal:
“While the governor raised a lot of heartfelt issues, the administration has overspent almost $800 million this year. So instead of having a public, transparent dialogue and debate about where we should make investments, he has already increased debt and overspent which significantly ties our hands.
“For the second year in a row, the governor is massively spending more than the agreed-to budget from June. There are some reasonable goals in his address, but our revenues have been prematurely spent on other things. Government just can't do it all. We must get our fiscal house in order and should not take out more loans to pay for things.
“As the father of six, I cannot support burdening my children with debt for decades to come. I look forward to finding a compromise that stops the overspending and encourages the economic growth of Pennsylvania’s current and future economy.”
For more information on the 2020-21 state budget, go to www.pahousegop.com
The 57th Legislative District includes the following Westmoreland County communities: the city of Greensburg; the townships of Hempfield (part) and Salem; and the boroughs of Delmont, Hunker, New Stanton, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg and Youngwood.
Representative Eric Nelson
Pennsylvania House of Representatives