HARRISBURG — Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) joined his colleagues in approving a $35.5 billion Fiscal Year 2020-21 state budget on Thursday. He issued the following statement in response:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made this a difficult year. By taking our time and evaluating the full economic impact of this disease, we were able to pass a state budget that not only does not raise taxes or borrow, but cuts spending 2.1% as compared to last fiscal year. Just as Pennsylvania residents have had to tighten their family budgets, we have done the same for state government, all the while fully funding education, public health and safety and taking care of our most vulnerable residents.
“I’m particularly pleased we were able to not completely empty the Rainy Day fund. I expect there to be clouds and storms ahead. We have positioned ourselves to be prepared for the future. I’m hopeful better days are ahead not only fiscally, but for the health of all residents.”
Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives