Contact Information 

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
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)
1-800-770-2377

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

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

E-mail:
  broae@pahousegop.com

Roae Supports Responsible Budget Alternative
7/16/2009
Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) today voted for a state budget that he said addresses Pennsylvania’s most pressing needs and core government functions without a tax increase.
 
The budget plan developed by the House Republican Appropriations Committee was defeated 95-103 along a party-line vote.  
 
“The Republican budget amendment, that did not pass, would have guaranteed no tax increases would be needed,” Roae said. 
 
The budget bill proposed by the House Democrats, which Republicans attempted to amend, is not balanced unless a massive tax increase is adopted.
 
This Republican plan spends $27.27 billion and provides significant funding increases for basic education – an average increase of more than 11 percent per school district statewide in education funds and does so under the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education for stimulus funding.
 
“The Republican amendment would have restored higher education funding that is 100 percent eliminated in the Democrat budget bill,” Roae said.
 
“Our amendment protects the state’s funding for higher education to help colleges and universities control tuition growth for students and confirms Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln universities are considered public universities and thus, able to receive federal stimulus funding.”
 
The Republican plan would ensure the support and continuation of public safety programs and have guaranteed that communities would not go without the protection they need and deserve.
 
The Republican amendment would also protect the state’s most vulnerable residents with billions of dollars in programs supporting senior citizens and disabled Pennsylvanians.
 
On Friday, a vote is expected on House Bill 1416, the Democratic budget plan.
 
For more information on the budget proposals, visit www.pastatebudget.com.
 
Rep. Brad Roae
6th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 827-6054
(717) 787-2353
Contact: Len Bennett
(717) 787-3407
Member Site: RepRoae.com
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com