HARRISBURG – Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) attended a joint session of the General Assembly at which Gov. Josh Shapiro presented his state budget proposal for the 2024-25 fiscal year. Flick issued the following statement in response to the governor’s plan:
“The governor’s address is always the beginning of the annual budget process and I now look forward to working with my House colleagues on both sides of the aisle in crafting a spending plan that moves Pennsylvania forward without placing a heavier burden on taxpayers.
“Although I have some concern about the amount of new spending the governor is proposing, I remain hopeful we can take a bipartisan approach in the months ahead in developing a reasonable and responsible state budget with common sense in mind.”
The governor’s address is just the beginning of the annual state budget process. The House Appropriations Committee will conduct a series of hearings starting Tuesday, Feb. 20, to examine the details of the governor’s plan and how state departments and agencies are spending their funding. The General Assembly and governor face a June 30 deadline to finalize the budget.
Representative Jamie Flick
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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