Barbin supports 2016-17 Pennsylvania state budget compromise

HARRISBURG, June 29 – State Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria/Somerset, said today that he supported the 2016-17 Pennsylvania state budget bill before the House on Tuesday only to avoid the consequences of last year’s 10-month late budget.

"I leave to next year’s budget, a kinder, wiser and more just compromise," he added.

"No faction of this government, be it legislative, executive or judicial, Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, religious or agnostic, has the right to disrupt the orderly administration of government.

"No faction has the right to impose interest of $67 million as a carrying cost to ensure the success of its political ideology, for monies properly owed to counties, non-profits and local governments that provide human services."