HARRISBURG — Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) issued the following statement in response to the $45.55 billion Fiscal Year 2023-24 budget that the House passed this evening:
“I voted NO because the budget spends more than what the state will collect in taxes. We should be fighting over how to spend the tax money that will be coming in and that’s all we should spend. Spending from the reserves when the unemployment rate is only 4% is stupid. We need reserves to fall back on when the next multi-year recession comes, unemployment rate is at 10% and tax revenues have tanked.”
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
Pennsylvania House of Representatives