HARRISBURG – The House approved today the final portion of the 2020-21 budget that respects taxpayers. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:
“We have faced many trials and tribulations this year, including the negative impact the pandemic and the resulting business closures have had on all Pennsylvanians’ wallets, as well as on state government finances. In passing this budget today, we not only recognized this, but also worked hard to not create additional burdens on taxpayers in the form of new taxes. This budget includes needed reductions in state government operating costs.
“It’s rare for the Pennsylvania Legislature to create a two-part budget. Considering the uncertainty from the pandemic, this was a necessary step, so policymakers had a clearer picture of the Commonwealth’s fiscal house.”
Representative Jesse Topper
Pennsylvania House of Representatives