Pennsylvania needs state lawmakers who will put working families first and build an economy that works for everyone. The number one way to do that? Pass a state budget that allows working families to succeed.
For too long, we’ve seen working families struggle to get ahead while big corporations and wealthy special interests get all the breaks. The Republican majority in the Legislature continues to try to rig the rules in their favor and seems more interested in protecting their power than enacting a budget that improves the lives of the people and families who make our economy work.
It doesn’t have to be this way. As work on the next state budget heats up this spring, we – the Democrats in the House of Representatives – are taking our budget ideas to the people and fighting for a state budget that benefits Pennsylvania’s working families. We hosted four telephone town halls over the past few weeks to lay out our plans to improve funding for public schools; raise wages for working people; invest in crumbling infrastructure to put more Pennsylvanians to work; and ensure access to affordable health care.