Contact Information 
District Office
282 West King St., 1st Floor
Abbottstown, PA 17301
(717) 259-7805
Toll-Free: 1-877-480-9525
Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Satellite Offices
South Middleton Township Building
520 Park Drive
Boiling Springs, PA 17007
Tuesday, Wednesday, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (717) 612-0807 

North Newton Township Building
528 Oakville Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Second and fourth Thursday of every month, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: (717) 612-0807
Toll free: 1-877-480-9525

Capitol Office
427 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202193
Harrisburg PA 17120-2193
Phone (717) 783-8875
Fax (717) 787-7588
Key Piece of Budget Package Draws Opposition From Tallman
6/30/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) was one of the dissenting votes today on a key element of the budget process that passed in the state House by a 173-27 margin. House Bill 218, the general appropriations portion of the process, now heads to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

Tallman issued the following statement after passage of the legislation:

“The piece of legislation we sent to the governor’s desk today does not represent an on-time budget. The task of crafting a spending plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which starts tomorrow, is far from over and reaching a final product will not be easy.

“The process is backward. Today, we decided how we’re going to spend taxpayer dollars. Next week, we’ll return to figure out from where those dollars will come. No one runs their household that way.
 
“From an education perspective, the good news is we’re setting another record for funding our public schools. Now the bad news - we sent an inordinate amount of money to the Erie School District, which has serious financial problems, yet just gave its communications director a 39 percent raise.

“I do want to commend House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) and House Appropriations Committee Majority Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) for putting together this portion of the budget and doing so with a minimal spending increase that I expect will require no broad-based taxes. Unfortunately, that fact was not enough to earn my vote of approval.

“The budget bill passed by the House in April drew my support. What the Senate did to it and then sent us before leaving town today did not. It’s simple - you can’t spend what you don’t have. We can do better for the Pennsylvania taxpayers.”

Representative Will Tallman
193rd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little
slittle@pahousegop.com
RepWillTallman.com / Facebook.com/RepTallman
Share |