Governor Shapiro Proposes Big Investments in Education, Gun Violence Prevention, and Affordable Housing

What the Governor’s Budget Proposal Means for Our Communities

We have the money. The question is do we have the guts to do something with it, to invest in the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

– Senator Hughes –

2024-25 Budget Recap

Governor Shapiro recently shared his proposed plan for Pennsylvania’s next budget which included several investments for issues that matter most to our communities. He called for more money for kitchen table issues like affordable housing, gun violence prevention, and economic development.

He also included a BOLD plan to fix Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional public education system with over $1 billion dollars in new funding AND increased investments to support teachers and recruit new, diverse educators.

This is a budget that delivers for the people of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Senator Hughes is ready to get to work with lawmakers in the Senate and the House of Representatives to deliver on these investments.

The next step in the process: Lawmakers will hear from state leaders during budget hearings to get their take on needed investments and supports for some of our most vulnerable communities.

Senator Vincent Hughes

Investment Highlights Include

2024-25 Budget Address - Over 1B for Basic Education Funding
2024-25 Budget Address - $300M for fix Toxic Schools
2024-25 Budget Address - $100M to end gun violence in PA
2024-25 Budget Address - Over $38M to support teachers and address shortage pipeline
2024-25 Budget Address $96M for Affordable Housing
2024-25 Budget $20M for Historically Disadvantaged Business Program