Benninghoff Votes to Restore Wolf Budget Cuts
2/12/2016
HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed three appropriation bills that would begin to restore the cuts enacted by Gov. Tom Wolf when he signed the state budget into law on Dec. 29. The legislation, which received bipartisan support, would provide critical funding to Pennsylvania’s state prisons, child advocacy centers and hospital burn centers, said Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin).

“It is critical that we get this money flowing,” Benninghoff said. “I am pleased the majority of my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, also supported restoring these funds.”

House Bill 1801 restores the funding cut by the governor to the Department of Corrections to ensure the prisons remain open and the men and women who work in them have the financial support necessary to manage the criminal population safely and efficiently. The bill would restore $939 million.

House Bill 1802 would continue to fund child advocacy centers around the state. Child advocacy centers provide assistance to young victims of physical and sexual abuse. The bill would restore $1 million.

House Bill 1803 would keep hospital burn centers, which provide crucial medical care to accident victims, in operation. The bill would restore $3.78 million.

The legislation will next be considered by the Senate.

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
House Majority Policy Committee Chairman
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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