Harrisburg, February 5, 2019 – State Senator John Yudichak (D – Luzerne/Carbon) issued the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf unveiled his 2019-20 budget proposal today:

“Governor Wolf celebrated Pennsylvania’s strong economic growth as a central factor to the fiscal health of the Commonwealth and the essential driving force behind growing prosperity for millions of Pennsylvanians.


“I applaud Governor Wolf’s call for continued investments in education and workforce development training that will further fuel the job growth, economic development and fiscal responsibility in Pennsylvania.

“Northeastern Pennsylvania is leading the way in job creation with over 4,000 new jobs created in the South Valley in just the last two years – jobs that empower families and improve communities.

“As the budget process gets underway, I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass a budget that helps the Commonwealth invest in a brighter future for all Pennsylvania.”