Davidson, Krueger-Braneky to host budget town hall

HARRISBURG, June 12 – State Reps. Margo Davidson and Leanne Krueger-Braneky are inviting community members to a Pennsylvania State Budget Town Hall at 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Penn Wood Senior High School, 100 Green Ave., Lansdowne.

 

The lawmakers will offer information about the next fiscal year’s state budget, currently being debated in Harrisburg. There will be time to hear questions and concerns.

 

“We have concerns about the current budget proposal that is currently being debated in the Senate, and we want to make sure constituents know how it could affect our communities,” Davidson said.

 

Davidson and Krueger-Braneky said the House-passed budget bill contains many cuts that would be harmful to Pennsylvanians.

 

It underfunds early childhood education, cuts funding for 1,200 Pennsylvanians who need treatment for substance use disorder, and cuts home and community-based services for over 300 seniors. There are also concerns about the Fair Funding Formula, cuts in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and significant reductions in county justice, corrections and health care services.

 

“We’ve still got a chance to fix the budget before it becomes law, and we want to hear your priorities,” Krueger-Braneky said.

 

Davidson added, "Residents have a right to know how the state budget and state government actions will affect their daily lives."