HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) voted with the majority to approve the General Appropriations budget for fiscal year 2019-20, but not without expressing his dissatisfaction with the level of state spending.
“The General Assembly missed a golden opportunity to get ahead during a robust economy,” Moul said. “State revenues are up thanks to a booming national economy. Sales tax collections are up 7.6%, more than $700 million over last year. Personal Income Tax collections are up 5.2% or $633 million and Corporate Net Income Tax collections are up nearly 22% or $508 million.
“This is promising news and will provide us with more than $250 million to prop up the state’s Rainy Day Fund. However, instead of holding the line on state spending and focusing on paying down debt, this budget feeds the voracious appetite of state programs and institutions that continue to grow our government and hinder our efforts to bring state spending under control.”
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House Bill 790
passed the House by a 140-62 vote and now goes to the state Senate on concurrence.
Representative Dan Moul
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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