HARRISBURG – The budget bill approved by the House of Representatives on Friday invests in early childhood education, public schools, services for those with intellectual disabilities, and state police, according to Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland).
The budget allocates an additional $1 billion in federal relief funds to nursing homes, transportation infrastructure, career and technical schools, emergency medical services, and the ongoing pandemic response.
“The pandemic showed us the importance of protecting Pennsylvanians in the case of economic emergencies, which is why we are depositing more than $2.5 billion into the Rainy Day Fund,” Delozier said. “The full impact of COVID-19 will not be felt until next year, so we need to be proactive for the Commonwealth’s future.”
The budget plan includes:
• Training funds for two new cadet classes for the Pennsylvania State Police.
• An additional $300 million for Basic Education Funding and an additional $50 million for special education funding.
• Allocations to serve an additional 832 people with intellectual disabilities.
• Millions for health care, nursing homes, assisted living and personal care homes.
Representative Sheryl M. Delozier
88th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives