HARRISBURG – After the governor today in Harrisburg delivered his budget proposal in his annual address to the General Assembly, Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) outlined her own priorities and issued the following statement:
“The governor is proposing a tax increase on small employers and working Pennsylvanians at a time when many of them are struggling to hang on. Local restaurants and other employers are the backbone of our economy, and I’m going to fight to remove existing restrictions and offer assistance to help them survive. Rather than further burdening job creators and workers with higher taxes, we should be focusing on policies to help employers create good-paying, family-sustaining jobs.
“My top priority right now is making sure we get the COVID-19 vaccines that are sitting on shelves in storage into the arms of our most vulnerable citizens. Many of our children, who are our future, benefit scholastically and emotionally from being in the classroom among their peers. The best way to get students out of isolation and back into school for face-to-face instruction is by getting the vaccine to more Pennsylvanians.
“My colleagues and I will begin reviewing the governor’s proposal and I’m confident the final state budget will look much different than the one he outlined today.”
Representative Ann Flood
138th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing