Chairman Adolph Remarks on the General Assembly’s Approval of the 2010-11 State Budget

State Rep. William F. Adolph Jr. (R-Delaware) today issued the following statement in response to the General Assembly’s adoption of the 2010-11 state budget. The budget, House Bill 2279, passed the House by a vote of 117-84. Adolph, who serves as Republican Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was among those who voted for the plan:


“This has been an extremely difficult budget year, and it required tough decisions to be made by everyone. In the end, although it is not perfect, I think the approved spending plan reflected a step toward restoring fiscal restraint within state government.


“When we consider the Rendell Administration originally proposed a $29 billion spending plan that included more than $800 million in new taxes, it is remarkable what we were able to accomplish in this final budget. Our calls for controlled spending cut $1 billion from the governor’s proposal and led to a budget that was void of new or increased taxes.


“Negotiations on this spending plan were difficult for all parties, as we came to the table with an array of ideological differences. However, in the end we were able to compromise and work together to craft a reasonable plan that we could agree upon while meeting the June 30 deadline.


“We certainly still have a lot of difficult challenges before us, and we know more tough decisions will need to be made. But given the progress made during these negotiations and the bipartisan efforts through which this budget was passed, I am confident we can cooperatively work to address them in the future.”  


Rep. William F. Adolph, Jr.
165th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

House Appropriations Committee

Republican Chairman
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