Mar. 07, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Butler/Lawrence) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Josh Shapiro’s address on his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2023-24, which spends 5.9% more than the current year.

“Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal calls for massive spending and bigger government. His $45.8 billion proposal is a slap in the face to taxpayers who are already feeling the pain of skyrocketing inflation and price increases.

“Additionally, minimum wage hikes, marijuana legalization and the rest of Shapiro’s far-left wish list will only serve to further crush our small businesses and erode our communities. The state’s economy is on the fast track to billion-dollar deficits. Now is the time to practice fiscal responsibility, not take taxpayers on a reckless spending spree.”

Representative Aaron Bernstine
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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