Gov. Shapiro Unveils First Budget for Pennsylvania

Governor Josh ShapiroGovernor Josh Shapiro presented his first budget to the people of Pennsylvania (Credit: Commonwealth Media Services)

PENNSYLVANIA —  Yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro presented his first budget to the people of Pennsylvania – sharing his vision for “commonsense investments” to make Pennsylvania communities safer and healthier, create real opportunity and build an economy that works for all, and ensure every child has access to a quality education.

“This budget is packed with commonsense solutions to the problems the people of Pennsylvania face every single day,” said Governor Shapiro in his address to the General Assembly. “This budget lowers costs and cuts taxes for Pennsylvanians. It cuts red tape, speeds up permitting, and supports business. It strengthens our communities and makes them safer and more just. It protects our environment and invests in public health. And it starts the long process of making our education system more fair so that every child in this Commonwealth has a shot. The people of Pennsylvania have entrusted us with the responsibility to negotiate and come together. So instead of playing politics as usual, let’s show the people that we are up to this task.”

Watch the Governor’s full budget address to a joint session of the House and Senate here.

Governor Shapiro’s budget proposal is intended to address the challenges Pennsylvanians face every day, create opportunities, and advance “real” freedom in Pennsylvania. You can read the Governor’s full 2023-24 budget proposal in brief here.

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