Statement On Stop-Gap Budget Veto

Sen. Lisa Baker issued the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of the stop-gap budget approved by the legislature:

“Since a settlement on the state budget does not seem imminent, it seems a misjudgment on the part of the governor to put negotiating position ahead of the operating difficulties of service providers and the needs of those depending on state services.  A stopgap is not good government, but it is preferable to service reductions or provider shutdowns that cannot be recovered by those adversely affected.  A veto is a no win for the public interest.”

Andrew M. Seder
District Communications/Constituent Services for Pike and Wayne Counties
(570) 226-5960
aseder@pasen.gov
www.senatorbaker.com