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the work and the issues that I have been
involved with, both in Harrisburg and
throughout our community.
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2013-14 State Budget
Lawmakers in Harrisburg are about to start writing the state budget. This process determines how Pennsylvania will spend more than $27 billion in the coming year. It’s vital that ordinary citizens understand what is at stake and make their voices heard. Below is a summary of my priorities that I will be fighting for in the Pennsylvania Senate.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Our #1 priority must be creating good jobs so that people can support their families I’ve
introduced legislation that would create more than 35,000 jobs in health-care related fields
I support increased funding for repairs to our public infrastructure, including road, bridges, and
mass transit. We can also create jobs with more funding to repair our sewers, water mains, and
Funding for Education
Gov. Tom Corbett has cut funding for education by nearly $1 billion, while providing deep tax
cuts to some of Pennsylvania’s largest corporations. Philadelphia School District has a deficit of
more than $300 million and is threatening to cut important programs like academic support, the
arts, and extracurricular activities. I am working with state and local leaders to make sure that
Philadelphia has the resources necessary to properly educate our children.
Provide Health Insurance for 500,000 people
More than 500,000 people could be provided health insurance thanks to legislation signed by
President Barack Obama. Gov. Tom Corbett has refused to accept $4 billion federal funds to
make this expansion of health insurance happen. I will keep fighting to make sure that
Pennsylvania takes advantage of this opportunity to improve the health of our citizens.
Learn more about the 2013-14 State Budget and provide your feedback on my website at senatorhughes.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).
Offices of State
Senator Vincent Hughes