DeLissio to outline budget impasse factors at Oct. 22 town hall

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her next town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in the Wolcoff Auditorium of Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave.

She will discuss the status of the yet-to-be-passed 2015/16 state budget.

"Many folks are curious about why the state budget is late,” DeLissio said. “We will talk about the ongoing state-budget impasse and why the budget is over 107 days late and counting. We will also discuss the proposed tax increases using real numbers and not just descriptive adjectives such as ‘massive’ or ‘an increase of historic proportions.’ 

“We will also discuss why it is imperative that budget negotiations coalesce into a budget that includes sustainable and predictable revenue. At this time, I am very concerned that some of that revenue could emanate from the approval of Internet gambling.

“I will address where the budget discussions have been, and what is happening to get negotiations that will result in a budget being passed for the citizens of the commonwealth. Critical financial impacts are already taking place, and I am committed to doing my best to communicate with my constituents the budget efforts taking place and how constituents can help to end this budget impasse."

For more information, constituents are encouraged to contact DeLissio's constituent service office at 215-482-8726.