Senator Christine Tartaglione Dissents on Pennsylvania Budget, Calls for Action on Key Issues

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PENNSYLVANIA — Senator Christine Tartaglione expressed her dissent on the budget which passed the Pennsylvania Senate on Friday. She highlighted its failure to address key issues such as raising the minimum wage, funding mass transit, and providing adequate support for public education. Senator Tartaglione hopes that the Pennsylvania House leadership will recognize these shortcomings and make the necessary revisions to prioritize the interests of all Pennsylvanians in the budget.

“The budget is supposed to reflect our Commonwealth’s moral priorities and aspirations for the future. The bill we voted on today does nothing to move Pennsylvania forward. From failing to act to raise the minimum wage for our Commonwealth’s lowest earners, to failing to fund mass transit, and continuing the systemic underfunding of public education, this bill, and this budget fall far short of the needs of our Commonwealth.

“I am hopeful the leadership in the Pennsylvania House will see the failures and shortcomings of this proposed budget, and make the necessary changes to ensure all Pennsylvanians are heard and represented in our Commonwealth’s budget.”

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