Press Release: PBPC statement about the passage of HB 1460

Marc Stier,

PBPC statement about the passage of HB 1460

It's time to put aside ideology and pass a budget that invests in Pennsylvania's school children

HARRISBURG, Pa.Dec. 8, 2015 – Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House’s passage of House Bill 1460:

"To no one’s surprise, the House Republicans today adopted a partisan budget that does little to help either school children or those who need human services in Pennsylvania. Fortunately, there is little hope of this budget becoming law, as it is clearly unacceptable to both Governor Wolf and the large bi-partisan majority in the Senate that yesterday adopted a much better, if not totally satisfactory, budget.

“Three of the four legislative caucuses have now indicated that they favor the budget framework agreement their leaders reached with the Governor. Now that the House Republicans have used this vote to express their ideological preferences, we can only hope that a substantial number of them will be ready to embrace the pragmatic, bi-partisan compromise that will enable the government and schools of our commonwealth to do the work they are meant to do."