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District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Everett Says Budget Brings Increased Education and Public Safety Funding
6/30/2013

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) said today the state budget passed by the General Assembly once again contains no tax increases but provides additional funding, especially to education and public safety. The $28.376 billion plan goes into effect July 1.

“There were many considerations that went into the crafting and debate over this plan for the next fiscal year, and I believe we have upheld the effort to fund the core responsibilities of state government and hold the line on taxes and spending,” said Everett. “We were also able to give additional funds to agriculture and environmental programs.”

Everett said basic education received a $122 million increase and gives $22.5 million expressly for distressed school districts. Head Start and Pre-K programs also are getting additional funding.

Aid for public safety was increased, specifically for the training of 290 new state troopers and 90 civilian dispatchers. There is also an additional $1.5 million for the State Police Forensics Lab.

Everett said there was a successful effort to boost environmental programs with a 5 percent increase for environmental program management and an increase for environmental protection operations. Agriculture, which had not seen recent increases, receives a $2 million boost.

“This is a plan that maintains fiscal responsibility in the face of a still struggling economy and virtually flat tax revenues,” Everett said. “In Harrisburg, unlike Washington, D.C., we do not spend what we do not have. I am unwilling to mortgage the futures of our children and grandchildren or raise taxes on the hard-working folks and small businesses of Pennsylvania when times are still very tough for many. I think we did about as good as can be done with what we had to spend.  “It was not easy and it was not fun – but I am proud to be on House Appropriations Committee where much of this hard work was done.” 

Representative Garth D. Everett
84th
District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Raymond Smith
717.705.1834
rsmith@pahousegop.com
RepEverett.com
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