Phillips-Hill’s statement on the state budget


HARRISBURG – Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) released the following statement regarding her affirmative vote for a state spending plan for Fiscal Year 2019-2020:

“This state budget strikes a responsible balance between funding important services while making necessary reforms to ensure future fiscal stability. While this budget is not perfect, it is a reasonable compromise that does not include any broad-based tax increases that would adversely affect the hardworking residents of York County.

“I am pleased to continue the state’s commitment to funding school safety programs and support services benefiting area senior citizens. Most importantly, the entire budget surplus of $300 million will go into the state’s rainy day fund. Ensuring we live within our means, plan for the future and do not hike taxes on York Countians, I was able to support the state budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

“We have a lot of critical issues we must address, including school property tax relief, reforming our state’s regulatory climate and other long-term budgetary reforms. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work over the summer on the issues that are a priority to the people of York County.”