Cook Reacts to 2022-23 State Budget
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) issued the following statement in response to the 2022-23 state budget being passed by the House of Representatives:

“The 2022-23 state budget invests $42.8 billion in Pennsylvania. Going into this budget season, my main priority was saving money in the state’s Rainy Day Fund. I believe we are headed toward a recession, and we will need that saved money to get the Commonwealth through that difficult time without further burdening taxpayers. We were able to deposit an additional $2.1 billion into that fund, totaling a historic $5 billion saved away. That is a great number for us to have in our back pocket.

“This budget saves for our future, returns money to taxpayers in the form of relief for vulnerable Pennsylvanians and small businesses, and invests in several important industries in Pennsylvania.

“Targeted areas of investment include Pennsylvania’s families, public schools and higher education, veterans, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, law enforcement, infrastructure, agriculture, environmental issues and health care.”

Representative Bud Cook
49th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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