Progress Being Made on State Budget
HARRISBURG – With just eight days remaining until the state budget deadline, Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) said House and Senate leadership and the governor have reached an agreement on how much money the 2012-13 budget will spend, but the details on just how the state will divvy up the $27.656 billion remains the subject of ongoing negotiations.

Moul said he and fellow lawmakers are advocating for full restoration of human services funding that the governor’s budget plan proposes to be cut by 20 percent. Moul said leadership has negotiated partial restoration of the funds, but he remains hopeful that the entire amount will be restored.

“We are going to dig our heels in on this one,” said Moul. “We are going to hold firm to having that money restored fully. These are some of the neediest people in our community. If there is any way to do this budget without having them receive a cut when we are fully funding some other things back to level or additional funding, such as education, I think we should be able to take care of the neediest people in our community. So we are working hard toward that.” 

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State Representative Dan Moul
91st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Donna Pinkham
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