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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 4, 2020 02:52 PM
From: Representative Barbara Gleim
To: All House members
Subject: Biennial (Two-Year) Budget (Former HR764)
 
In the near future, I will be re-introducing legislation that would establish a biennial (two-year) budget cycle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

As many of you would probably agree, our current budget process is often time-consuming, repetitive, and inefficient. As required by the State Constitution, we must have an on-time, balanced budget by June 30. In the past ten years, however, this has only occurred a handful of times. As seen time and again, the repercussions of budget impasses greatly hurt the hardworking residents of Pennsylvania.

My legislation would require the enactment of a budget covering a two-year period.  I share a belief that such a proposal would greatly increase the efficiency and productivity of state government, while encouraging long-range planning among state agencies and other entities receiving state appropriations. Implementing a two-year budget cycle would allow us to have a more in-depth and long-term view of such programs, ensuring maximum benefits for our residents and appropriate use of valuable taxpayer resources.

Please consider co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Previous Co-sponsors: ZIMMERMAN, DIAMOND, KAUFFMAN, ROTHMAN,
RYAN, BERNSTINE, MILLARD, KEEFER AND GROVE



Introduced as HB720