Kosierowski supports investments in long-term care, education

HARRISBURG, July 7 – State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski said she voted for the state budget today because of the $250 million increase in funding for long-term care workers, as well as historic investments in schools.

“It’s important to me that we recognize the daily heroes who serve on the front lines of our health care industry, and I’m pleased that $250 million in federal funding will be used to help our long-term care workers. This is an idea that I proposed as legislation months ago, so I’m glad to see it come to fruition in the new state budget.

“Another important aspect of the spending plan is the $1.1 billion in additional school funding that is important to the school districts in Lackawanna County and across the state. No student deserves to have less of an education because of the ZIP code where they live.

“The budget isn’t perfect, but seldom would a spending plan with so many moving pieces be what everyone would like. That’s why legislating requires compromise, and it’s an important aspect of getting things done for the people we represent,” Kosierowski said.