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Governor’s budget speech provides starting point, says Argall

Below is Senator Argall’s statement regarding Governor Wolf’s proposed budget for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year:

“The governor’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.”

Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing information

The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding three weeks (Feb. 21 – Mar. 10) of public hearings focusing on the governor’s proposed budget. You can view that schedule here.

2017-18 Budget Snapshot

Governor’s 2017-18 state budget proposal information

Below are helpful links to access the governor’s proposed state budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18:

2017-18 Governor’s Executive Budget

2017-18 Budget In Brief

2017-18 Proposed Budget Line-Item Appropriations (PDF)

2017-18 Proposed Budget Dashboard

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