February 06, 2024
- Harrisburg, PA
Governor Josh Shapiro presented his 2024-25 budget proposal to the General Assembly and to the people of Pennsylvania - sharing his 'get stuff done' approach and vision to create more opportunity and continue deliveringreal solutions to the most pressing issues Pennsylvanians face. By prioritizing economic opportunity and access to higher education, making historic investments in public education, supporting law enforcement and public safety, ensuring people receive the care they need, and funding critical initiatives to help Pennsylvanians from our cities to our farmlands - this budget will deliver real results for the Commonwealth."This year, we have a real chance to build safer communities, become more competitive economically, and invest in our students and their success - and this budget lays out a comprehensive and aggressive focus on doing just that without raising taxes and maintaining a surplus of $11 billion at the end of June 2025," saidGovernor Josh Shapiro. "Since my first day in office, I've been focused on getting stuff done - and this budget will continue to create opportunity for every Pennsylvanian with historic investments in economic development, education, healthier and safer communities, and much more. I look forward to working with the General Assembly to continue to get stuff done for the good people of Pennsylvania, solve the most pressing problems we face, and meet this moment responsibly and with bipartisan compromise."The Governor's 2024-25 budget proposal takes advantage of the Commonwealth's significant surplus to invest in Pennsylvanians and their future. The budget proposal does not raise taxes and even if every initiative is funded, the Commonwealth will still have an $11 billion surplus by the end of FY2024-25.