Rep. Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf’s state budget proposal

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, issued the statement below in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed state budget for fiscal year 2020-21.

Kirkland, who represents the 159th Legislative District, was recently appointed to Wolf’s Special Council on Gun Violence and as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus’ anti-gun violence subcommittee. He also serves on the PA SAFE Caucus and on the Children & Youth Committee.

“I am very pleased with what I heard in the governor’s budget address today, as a lot of it would be really helpful in my community,” Kirkland said. “Whether focusing on K-12 funding and reform, or making significant investments in repairing and improving our infrastructure, to the ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage and, for committing to reduce gun violence and all types of violence, this budget proposal puts all Pennsylvanians – and particularly those in my district – on safer, healthier paths with better opportunities for successes in school and career.

“Governor Wolf addressed so many critical issues, and I am hopeful all of us in the legislature can find some common ground so we can better fund our schools, increase the minimum wage, improve our communities and keep all in our commonwealth safer. I look forward to continuing to work for the 159th and all Pennsylvanians.”

Details on the governor’s budget proposal are available here.