Readshaw: Spending bill would address key needs without raising taxes

HARRISBURG, June 20 – State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, added his “yes” vote to the state’s $32.7 billion spending plan, noting that the bill addresses key needs in the commonwealth without increasing taxes or fees on residents.

“I voted for House Bill 2121 – the General Appropriations bill – because it addresses key priorities like strengthening education and career resources for young Pennsylvanians while also addressing pressing needs such as school safety and the opioid crisis,” Readshaw said. “Most importantly, the bill would do this without increasing the tax burden on citizens, and it would allow the state to put money aside in the Rainy Day Fund to ensure that we’re prepared to meet future needs.

“The bill may not be perfect, but it would allocate spending in a practical way that addresses the needs and concerns of Pennsylvania’s working families. That is why the budget received my support.”

The bill heads to the Senate for consideration.