Mar. 07, 2023

HARRISBURG — Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2023-24 budget proposal:

“Shapiro’s budget proposal spends too much this year, which would result in massive budget deficits and tax increases in future years. The budget surplus and Rainy Day Fund must be preserved so that we have that money to plug budget holes four or five years from now.

“While I agree with some of the governor’s points, including that it’s time for Pennsylvania to reform government in order to draw businesses in by removing red tape, once you dive into the details, many parts of his spending plan will cause residents to flee as taxes go up since our savings will be depleted. Budgeting requires a long-term plan that is sustainable, not just talking points that sound good. Today is just a first step. I look forward to working with my colleagues to create something that is actually workable and keeps Pennsylvania on the road to success.”

For more information on Shapiro’s 2023-24 proposal, visit

The 6th Legislative District includes the city of Meadville; Beaver, Conneaut, East Fairfield, East Fallowfield, East Mead, Fairfield, Greenwood, Hayfield, North Shenango, Pine, Randolph, Sadsbury, South Shenango, Spring, Summerhill, Summit, Union, Vernon, Wayne, West Fallowfield, West Mead and West Shenango townships; and Cochranton, Conneaut Lake, Conneautville, Linesville and Springboro boroughs in Crawford County and Conneaut, Elk Creek and Springfield townships and Albion and Cranesville boroughs in Erie County.

Representative Brad Roae
6th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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