HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Corbett’s budget address.
“Today, Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a commonsense budget that will grow our economy, educate our children and build a stronger Pennsylvania,” Gleason said. “After inheriting a fiscal mess from the previous Democrat Administration, Tom Corbett eliminated a $4 billion budget deficit and invested more state funding in education than at any other point in our history. Tom Corbett brought fiscal sanity to Harrisburg, and he did it without raising taxes on Pennsylvania families.
“Tom Corbett wants to build upon Pennsylvania’s successes to make us stronger. While President Obama and the Democrats in Washington lead our country toward a path of less jobs, higher debt and a broken health care system. Governor Corbett understands that good government focuses on how we invest our funds, not how we spend them. Tom Corbett’s investments in our future have resulted in nearly 150,000 new private sector jobs, national recognition for our schools, and increases access to quality, affordable health care for all Pennsylvanians.
“I applaud Governor Corbett for proposing a fiscally responsible budget that will keep taxes low, create jobs and continue his strong commitment to our children. Governor Tom Corbett has put our Commonwealth on the right track, and his plan will ensure a stronger Pennsylvania for future generations.”