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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
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 Says Conference Committee-Produced Budget Will Lead to Higher Spending
7/21/2009
The lawmaker supports a leaner state budget bill approved by the state Senate
 
Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) said today he supported the Senate-amended version of the state budget (House Bill 1416) proposal because it did not require a tax increase and it funded essential government programs.     
 
“We are in a recession and the fiscal year that just ended had a $3.2 billion deficit,” Roae said. “Most people understand that spending cuts need to be made.”
           
On Monday, the Senate approved an amended $27.1 billion version of the House budget bill.
 
Following the Senate vote, the state House voted 49-150 to defeat the Senate proposal, which sends the budget bill to a House-Senate conference committee.
 
“Several hundred million dollars in tax increases to pay for additional spending could result from the conference committee,” Roae said. “Spending rarely goes down when a budget bill goes to a conference committee.”
 
The members of the conference committee have not been named yet nor has a date been set for them to meet. 
 
The Commonwealth has been without a budget since July 1.
 
Rep. Brad Roae
6th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(814) 827-6054
(717) 787-2353
Contact: Len Bennett
lbennett@pahousegop.com
(717) 787-3407
Member Site: RepRoae.com
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com