Snyder: Budget agreement is a win for the people of Pa.

HARRISBURG, July 1 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, provided the following statement regarding the official passage and signing of the 2019-2020 state budget by the governor:

 

“I voted in favor of a budget that includes no new taxes, funding to support trade education and increases in basic education funding for school districts across Pennsylvania. In addition, this budget agreement also puts $300 million into the state’s Rainy Day Fund.”

 

“I’m also pleased that the human services code bill was approved, which included specific language to prohibit the state Department of Human Services from enacting a plan that would mandate shared ride services for Medical Assistance recipients go through a statewide or regional vendor. Instead, a study will be commissioned to analyze the impact such a mandate could have on the thousands of Pennsylvanians who rely on this service, and it will also study other state non-emergency transportation models and related services. A ‘one size fits all’ approach to providing this transportation cannot and will not work, and I am confident we will come up with a viable solution.”

 

“While each budget season can certainly pose its challenges, we have delivered a solid, responsible and comprehensive budget which sets us on a strong path for future growth and prosperity.”