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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: January 23, 2023 11:17 AM
From: Representative Barbara Gleim
To: All House members
Subject: Biennial (Two-Year) Budget (Prior HB 720, 2021-22)
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 cosponsoring this important legislation.

Previous cosponsors of HB 720 (2021-2022): Greiner, Stambaugh, Keefer, Ryan, Kauffman, Millard, Toohil, Zimmerman, Gaydos, Moul, Rowe, Gillen

Introduced as HB212