HARRISBURG — Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) joined his colleagues in approving a $33.997 billion Fiscal Year 2019-20 state budget on Tuesday. He issued the followed statement in response:
“I’m pleased we again are passing an on-time state budget that continues Pennsylvania on the path to prosperity. For the second consecutive year, we are putting money in the Rainy Day Fund in order to be prepared for any future storms.
“Since I took office, my colleagues and I each year have crafted a budget that is below the rate of inflation. We carry on that tradition with this plan and continue to hold government accountable for every dollar it spends.
“Even with the small spending increase, we remain committed to educating our children by once again increasing education funding for all levels from prekindergarten through higher education. Career and technical education, which I have championed and stressed the importance of in order to have students ready to enter the workforce after graduation, will receive a $10 million increase. In addition, we allocated $12 million to give our homecare workers who assist seniors and those with disabilities a 2% raise.
“I remain committed to look forward to continuing to work to make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work and raise a family.”
For more information on the 2019-20 budget, visit pahousegop.com
The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.
Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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