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Ford City
 Office
312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff), Amajor@pahousegop.com
Marissa DeLorenzo, Mdelorenzo@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon- Wed and Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. 12 pm - 7 pm.

Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh, Zreigh@pahousegop.com
Marcia Fox Mfox@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, egodsey@pahousegop.com 
 
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The Honorable Jeff Pyle, jpyle@pahousegop.com
Pyle Cautiously Examining Governor's Budget Proposal for 2010-11
2/9/2010
Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana) today issued the following statement after the governor presented his 2010-11 budget proposal to the General Assembly:

“I found the governor's budget proposal interesting and I am studying it in more detail.
 
“I can say, however, that certainties exist that will act as cardinal reference points in the budget process. First, I feel last year’s budget standoff was disgraceful and unnecessarily hurt many citizens through layoffs, partial paychecks, reduction of vital services such as daycare, drug and alcohol counseling, mental health providers and others too many to call by name. Using people as pawns again to force higher taxes is unconscionable. Second, it is entirely appropriate to demand the state to manage its finances the same way we expect our families – live within our means. In short, ‘don’t spend what you don’t got.’ Third, it took the Commonwealth more than 300 years to reach a budget worth $20 billion. In the last six years, it’s grown to nearly $30 billion. Given the findings of Auditor General Jack Wagner and his detection of widespread fraud in Philadelphia’s welfare system, it is our obligation to see that such fraud stops immediately and is not reinforced by continuing to make those streams of funding available. Actions such as this will allow us to budget more sensibly and meet the needs of our citizens in a more responsible manner.

“Expending the Commonwealth’s revenues to meet existing commitments is one thing, but raising taxes to fund the government’s ‘initiatives’ is not an acceptable option. Although recent economic figures show the national economy struggling but starting to get back on its feet, we as a state are not at the point where we can afford experimental ‘initiatives’ out of the taxpayers’ pockets.
 
“I will continue to echo the demands of the citizens of the 60th District and eagerly look forward to the formation of the 2010-11 Pennsylvania budget.”

Rep. Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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House Republican Public Relations
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