Williams Calls Governor’s Budget a ‘Wish List,’ Urges House Take Middle Ground

WilliamsImage via Representative Craig Williams

HARRISBURG, PA — Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware) released this statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address:

“I was very glad to hear the governor spend several minutes from the outset of his speech reviewing our hard work to bring the Commonwealth from a budget deficit to a budget surplus. He also said some very favorable things about our Rainy Day Fund, created last year by the House.

“We have worked very hard to get our state’s financial condition in shape. As the governor noted, running a budget surplus now gives us an opportunity to invest in programs of great concern to all of us: education, health care, including mental health and addiction, and public safety.

“Of course, the budget he offered runs out all of the state’s surplus and puts us back into a budget deficit. So, I choose to see his budget as notional or a ‘wish list.’ I am confident that we will find middle ground during the budget process to bring relief to so many who continue to suffer, especially in light of the pandemic.”

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