Benninghoff Votes for Budget Advanced by House
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and a majority of his colleagues in the state House today in Harrisburg took another major step in the legislative process required for adopting a state budget by approving a bill to fund state government programs and services.

“We’re moving forward in a way to deliver an on-time, balanced state budget that lives within taxpayers’ means,” said Benninghoff.

The $29.1 billion spending plan would provide a more than $300 million increase in funding for education and schools across the Commonwealth.  This would represent the largest investment in public kindergarten through 12th-grade education in Pennsylvania history.

The state budget must be approved by the House and Senate before the governor can sign it into law.

“We have taken a step in the process by passing a budget bill that reflects our priorities,” Benninghoff said.  “The next step is for the Senate to adopt a budget bill that reflects its concerns.  Once that happens, we will have to look at any differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget and find a way to work out a final bill that meets the needs of Pennsylvanians.”

The budget legislation – House Bill 2328 – now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
171st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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