Sen. Lisa Baker’s Statement on Budget Process

HARRISBURG – Senator Lisa Baker offered the following statement after the governor used his line-item veto power on the Legislature-approved budget:

“From my standpoint, passage of this partial state budget was not designed to be the end of the process.  This was an emergency move that at least ends the disruption and uncertainty for the majority of program providers and service recipients, who can begin receiving badly needed state and federal funding, now six months overdue.  There still appears to be substantial negotiation required to reach agreement on final spending levels, revenues to support that spending, formulas for distributing money fairly, and the biggest challenge of all, pension reform.”

Andrew M. Seder
District Communications/Constituent Services for Pike and Wayne Counties
Office of Senator Lisa Baker
2512 Route 6
Hawley, PA  18428
(570) 226-5960
aseder@pasen.gov
www.senatorbaker.com