Sturla ready to strengthen educational, workforce development opportunities following Wolf's 2019-20 fiscal year budget address

HARRISBURG, Feb. 5 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, released the following response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address for the 2018-19 fiscal year:  

“I’m looking forward to working with Governor Wolf and my colleagues to continue to move Pennsylvania forward with quality investments in education and workforce development. That, partnered with a raise in Pennsylvania’s stagnant minimum wage, will make a big difference for Pennsylvania families and their children.  

“Every investment we make in education will have a direct impact on improving our workforce and economy. If we can educate our workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, Pennsylvanians will continue to thrive as innovators and we will retain the bright, well-educated individuals who are being educated at our state’s great institutions.

“Addressing adverse childhood experiences is a personal goal of mine that I believe will make a longstanding impact on our educational system. Helping children who experience trauma will have a further-reaching impact on improving communities, reducing correction spending, and ultimately giving a voice and strong foundation to those who need it most. I hope to work closely with Governor Wolf to implement a system that can make a difference.

“I am excited that House Democrats’ Plan4PA for quality schools and a fair economy fall in line with many of the governor’s efforts. I hope that we can get our colleagues from across the aisle and in the Senate to work with us in moving Pennsylvania forward.”