SEIU Statement on the Governor’s Budget Address

SEIU Statement on the Governor’s Budget Address

Harrisburg: The leaders of the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council issued the following statement following Governor Tom Wolf’s second budget address:

“Today, the Governor laid out a clear choice – move Pennsylvania forward, or face devastating cuts to public education, human services, health care and a spike in property taxes.  To SEIU members, the choice is clear.  It is time to move Pennsylvania out of this budget crisis and make a long term investment in the future of the Commonwealth.

“There is a human cost to inaction.  Just last month, a boiler explosion in a Philadelphia school left mechanic and SEIU member Christopher Trakimas fighting for his life.  When failure to properly fund our schools has life threatening consequences, something has to change.

“We urge each and every legislator to move past the politics and the rhetoric and do what’s right for the Commonwealth.  The people of Pennsylvania are counting on it.”

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