Greiner Votes to Send Budget to Senate

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock) released the following statement regarding his support of House Bill 1437, which is the general appropriations bill for the 2013-14 fiscal year:

“I’ve used my background as a Certified Public Accountant to thoroughly review the numbers in this legislation, and I like what I see.  The budget is balanced with current revenue projections for the next year, it does not include any tax increases, and the spending increase of 2.1 percent is below the rate of inflation.  This is a sensible budget that reflects our current economic standing.

“I appreciate the $100 million increase in basic education funding included in this budget.  Education is one of the most important functions of government, and it is vital that we prepare Pennsylvania’s children to thrive in a global economy.  With so many competing interests involved in this spending plan, it is clear that we place a high value on public education.

“Another aspect of the budget I am pleased with is the increase in funding to reduce the waiting list for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  This proposal also includes a 17 percent increase for autism intervention and services.  These funding increases will go a long way to improve the everyday lives of citizens who are differently abled.”

House Bill 1437 will now go before the Senate for consideration.  The constitutional deadline for adopting a spending plan for the next fiscal year is June 30.

More information about Greiner and his legislative priorities is available at and      

Representative Keith J. Greiner
43rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Nicole Wamsley
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