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Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Fairview Office (Mondays Only)
Fairview Township Building
7471 McCray Rd., Fairview, PA
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1-800-770-2377

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Cranesville Borough Office
10195 John Williams Ave.
Cranesville, PA 16410
Phone: 1-800-770-2377
Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Thursday)

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Hon. Brad Roae
151 East Wing
Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
Phone: (717) 787-2353
Fax: 717-782-2902

E-mail:
  broae@pahousegop.com

Roae Votes for On-Time State Budget
6/29/2011

HARRISBURG – The House today approved and Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) voted for a state budget bill that is balanced, includes no new or increased taxes, and sets the stage for the first on-time budget in the past eight years.  Following the vote, Roae issued the following statement:

“This is the first time I have ever voted ‘yes’ on the state budget.  Spending approximately $1 billion less than last year is a step in the right direction to fiscal responsibility.  Almost everything in the budget is funded at lower levels than the 2010-11 budget, but that is an economic reality of the times. 
 
“More than 35 percent of the spending is for education, approximately 20 percent is for Medical Assistance programs, and another 20 percent is for other welfare spending such as people served by Mental Health and Mental Retardation programs, child welfare programs, subsidized day care, and other initiatives.  The Legislature’s funding is being cut by $15 million and another $50 million in reserves from prior years is being redirected to education.  We did as well as we could since we were adjusting from having $3 billion of federal stimulus funds in last year’s budget and will have none of that funding in this new budget.
 
“Some people wanted us to spend the projected $700 million of unanticipated tax collections for the 2010-11 fiscal year, but that is approximately how much the General Fund will have to pay back to the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund based on the court’s ruling.  We also have almost $4 billion we owe the federal government for the loan they gave us to pay unemployment claims after our unemployment fund went broke.  We do not really have a surplus.”

State Representative Brad Roae
6th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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