Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 255, the $40.8 billion General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22 approved by the Senate today (June 25).
“This is a reasonable spending plan that invests our state resources and temporary federal stimulus funds in a responsible manner. It also recognizes that we have not recovered from the pandemic and that many families and businesses continue to be impacted. The budget provides for sensible spending levels across the board. Instead of spending away our surplus funds as some have suggested, this budget prudently places that money in the state Rainy Day Fund to help us weather the ongoing storm.
“I am also pleased that the Computer Data Center Sales Tax Exemption, which I have championed for eight years (currently as Senate Bill 463) is included in the budget package. This is a great economic development tool for Pennsylvania to attract new employers and expand current employment in a fast-growing business segment.”
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