Culver Responds to Corbett Budget Proposal

Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today issued a response after Gov. Tom Corbett presented his $27.3 billion budget proposal in Harrisburg: 

“Since 2003, spending in the state budget went up 37 percent, nearly double the rate of inflation of 21 percent during that same time. Pennsylvanians couldn’t afford that type of spending then, and they can’t afford it now. This budget reflects our current economic reality and does not place an undue financial burden on taxpayers. It does not call for any new tax increases or fees, thereby reflecting the needs of our citizens. 

“Unfortunately, this budget proposal represents a lot of reductions in many of the programs we care about, but to achieve a responsible budget that reins in spending and returns to a level of fiscal responsibility, tough choices must be made. 

“It’s important to note that Tuesday’s presentation is a starting point, and that over the course of the next few weeks, we will be examining every line item of the budget – including that of the General Assembly – to ensure that we’ll get the biggest bang out of every taxpayer dollar. I am optimistic about this spending plan proposal, and I am even more optimistic that it can be done on time.” 

To view video comments of her reaction, visit:

More information about the budget plan is available on Culver’s website at  

State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
108th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Jennifer Keaton

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