Senator Hutchinson’s Statement on Senate Passage of FY 19-20 Budget

Senator Scott Hutchinson issued the following statement following today’s Senate passage of House Bill 790, the General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20. Senator Hutchinson voted for the measure, which now goes to the Governor for enactment into law.

“I am pleased we were able to put together a responsible and prudent spending plan which holds the line on taxes. Additionally, for the first time in a long time, we were able to set aside a substantial amount in the Rainy Day Fund for the inevitable time when the economy turns down.  This budget spends less than the Governor proposed while transferring at least $250 million to the Rainy Day fund.”

Contact:  Justin Leventry     (717) 787-9684       jleventry@pasen.gov