Hutchinson: Wolf Budget Abandons All Fiscal Discipline

Harrisburg — Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) released the following statement in reaction to today’s budget address by Gov. Tom Wolf:

“Unfortunately, Governor Wolf’s proposal abandons any notion of smart fiscal stewardship.  It overestimates revenues while underestimating expenditures, and it spends one-time Federal funds to pay for ongoing programs.  We can’t engage in reckless spending like the Federal government.  The make-believe numbers presented today are unreasonable and should not be relied upon by school districts or other programs that receive state government dollars.  We have to go back to the drawing board during the Budget process and develop a more sustainable plan.”

CONTACT: Justin Leventry jleventry@pasen.gov