James Reacts to Governor’s Budget Proposal
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address in Harrisburg to a joint session of the state House and Senate:

“The governor’s budget proposal represents his priorities. The Legislature now will review that proposal in an effort to determine how reasonable it may be.

“One of my top priorities will be to continue fighting for adequate funding for our state-owned universities. State universities, like Clarion University and the other schools in the state system, provide advanced educational experiences at competitive prices. Our state-owned universities are preparing the next generation of workers and leaders in Pennsylvania.

“The governor’s continued push for a new tax on homegrown natural gas production raises some serious concerns and could threaten Pennsylvania jobs. I believe state government should create an atmosphere that promotes private-sector job creation, and I will review the governor’s budget proposal with that aim in mind.”

Representative Lee James
64th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Dan Massing
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