Ryan Set to Introduce Bill Mandating Reductions in Government Spending
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today announced he will soon formally introduce legislation that would mandate meaningful reductions in government spending until Pennsylvania is fiscally solvent.

“Pennsylvania faces a number of serious fiscal challenges,” Ryan said. “Politicians will have to take concrete steps to confront these challenges and on some levels, sacrifice will be required.”

Ryan’s legislation would mandate a 10 percent reduction in spending for General Government Operations funding, which includes the executive branch, the attorney general’s office, the auditor general’s office, as well as the both houses of the General Assembly. These reductions would take affect retroactively to July 1, 2017.

“This problem did not begin with Gov. Tom Wolf, and in fact, it began long before, but Wolf’s reckless deficit spending and refusal to budget within our means have hastened my action on this,” Ryan said. “Spending and budgetary concerns can be met both by reasonable and prudent increases in revenue and decreases in spending. My legislation addresses both immediately as a reverse supplemental for the budget appropriation that was just completed for fiscal year 2017-18.”

Ryan is a strong fiscal conservative and an expert in corporate restructurings and management, having brought many organizations back from financial ruin. His detailed proposal to restore Pennsylvania’s fiscal integrity – A Financial Rescue Plan for Pennsylvania – can be read and downloaded at RepFrankRyan.com.

“In light of the current fiscal crisis, this legislation is intended to send a strong message that spending reductions are appropriate and that the executive branch and the legislature must lead the way toward fiscal responsibility,” Ryan said.

Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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