Kosierowski responds to Wolf budget proposal

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, offered the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2020-21 budget plan, which was unveiled today.

“First of all, it was a pleasure to serve on the escort committee this year to walk Governor Wolf into the Hall of the House to deliver his budget address. This year’s plan contains many items I am pleased to support, which will greatly benefit my district.

“I am pleased to hear the governor’s plan to reform many aspects of our education system. From expanding full-day kindergarten programs and increasing funding for special education, to reforming student loans and scholarships for higher education, these are designed to give our children the best chances to succeed.

“I am also hopeful for Governor Wolf’s plan to address the opioid crisis. With over 25 years working as a registered nurse, I have seen firsthand how difficult the battle of addiction is for families. We have seen how these initiatives are working to reduce overdose deaths, so I want to ensure these programs continue to prevent people from losing their lives.

“There is still a long way to go in the budget process and I look forward to learning more details as wells as doing everything I can to support the governor’s plan to improve the lives of the residents of Lackawanna County and Pennsylvania,” Kosierowski said.