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Responding to Gov. Shapiro's Budget Proposal

PA House Republican leaders respond to the governor's proposal

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Back to Basics: House Republican Appropriations Committee Offers Reform Bills Following Budget Hearings

Apr. 08, 2024 /

WHAT: Republican House Appropriations Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) will host a press conference to unveil “Back to Basics” government reform bills. This legislative package is based on observations and feedback from agencies during the 2024 budget hearings. Other confirmed speakers include state Reps. Dawn Keefer (R-York), Ann Flood (R-Northampton), and Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks).

Budget Hearing Wrap with Governor’s Office of the Budget

Mar. 07, 2024 /

House Republicans also focused their questions on Pennsylvania’s structural deficit and spending down the Commonwealth’s General Fund Surplus and Rainy Day Fund to pay for future budgets. There is $2.5 billion in new or expanded spending on government programs, which will increase our budget in future years. Chairman Grove ended his questions with Sec. Monson by saying, “If I were planning to do a get out of business sale, this is the kind of budget I would do. I would empty my reserves, sell my assets, and get out of town.”

Budget Hearing Wrap with PA Department of Human Services

Mar. 06, 2024 /

House Republicans focused their questions on the DHS's core functions and their inability to address basic access to care. Questions were asked about the failing children and youth system, lack of access to maternity care, and overall hospital sustainability across the entire Commonwealth. Additionally, Republicans probed the Secretary about new initiatives and continued growth in spending.

Budget Wrap with PA Department of Education

Mar. 05, 2024 /

House Republicans focused their questions on the Governor’s Basic Education Funding proposal, which is based off the Basic Education Funding Commission’s (BEFC) Democrat Majority report, as well as the Governor’s “Blueprint for Higher Education.” Additionally, Republican’s asked about school choice options for parents, career and technical education, and various other programs within the PDE. House Republicans again found agency leaders unable to answer the most basic questions regarding the most significant pieces of the Governor’s 2024-25 budget proposal.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit the PA House Republican Appropriations Committee’s website. I hope you will check back often as we provide detailed information about the annual process of crafting a state budget. You will also be able to follow the committee's work relative to the review of the financial impact legislative proposals have on state government. With the ability to more closely follow the work of this committee, I hope you feel more informed about the dollars and cents behind state government and empowered to be more involved in the democratic process.
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Rep. Seth Grove
Chairman, House Appropriations Committee
196th Legislative District

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