Governor’s budget speech provides starting point, says Argall

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s 2017-18 state budget address:

“Today’s budget proposal provides a starting point that I hope will be a bipartisan sharing of ideas to reduce the size and cost of state government. However, we need to look at all programs and agencies; not just a select few.

“For example, after Rep. Knowles and I called on the Auditor General to look at how funds were spent within the Department of Labor and Industry, it was revealed that the state lost out on $15 million due to fiscal mismanagement.

“Our goal should be to reduce the dependence on government programs across the board, shrink the size and scope of state government and most importantly, reduce the burden on taxpayers.”

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