HARRISBURG – Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) offered the following statement on Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $45.7 billion General Fund Budget for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year:
“This is the sixth budget address that I’ve heard from Governor Tom Wolf. If enacted, today’s proposal by the Governor would put Pennsylvania on a path toward a financial deficit as early as next year. While ordinary Pennsylvanians are forced to pay more due to skyrocketing inflation and many Pennsylvania business owners are struggling to recover from the pandemic coupled with the difficulties of finding staff to open for business, now is not the time to send Pennsylvania off a fiscal cliff.
According to Senate Appropriations Committee budget projections, the governor’s plan will produce a $1.3 billion deficit for the 2023-24 fiscal year and create an even bigger bill for Pennsylvania taxpayers to pay long after the governor leaves office: a $13 billion deficit by 2026-27.
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I look forward to participating in the upcoming hearings starting on February 22nd to ensure whatever is passed in June will be in the best interest of all the residents of the 35th Senatorial District and the Commonwealth.”
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