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Rep. Gleim Comments on House Action to Approve the 2019-20 State Budget

Jun. 26, 2019  Download

House lawmakers have voted to support a 2019-20 General Fund budget that continues a multi-year effort to hold the line on taxes, fees and spending. Total state spending would be set at $33.997 billion, a 1.8% increase over the current fiscal year, which is in line with the rate of inflation. The plan provides for a record level of spending on education and includes a deposit of more than $250 million into the Rainy-Day Fund, the state’s primary “savings account.” Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-Cumberland) offered the following comments on the spending priorities of the budget plan.

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Rep. Gleim Comments on Governor's Budget Proposals

Feb. 05, 2019  Download

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2019-2020 state budget proposal on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The $34 billion spending plan represents a nearly 1 billion dollar increase in state spending over last year. Rep. Barbara Gleim (R-Cumberland) said she was pleased that the Governor's budget plan contains no new tax increases, but wonders where the money will come from for new spending.

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Rep. Gleim Sworn-in for the 2019-20 Session of the PA House on New Year’s Day in Harrisburg

Jan. 02, 2019  Download

Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives were sworn in on New Year’s Day in Harrisburg with the members taking the oath of office in the House chamber at noon to officially begin the 2019-20 legislative session. Republicans hold a 110 member working majority in the House with 19 newly elected Republican members.This is the fifth consecutive term that Republicans have retained majority control of the PA House. Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) offered the following comments on the swearing-in ceremony and issues expected to be addressed in the new legislative session.