Bloom Responds to Governor’s Budget Message to Legislature

Bloom Responds to Governor’s Budget Message to Legislature



July 10, 2014

Rep Stephen BloomHARRISBURG – Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s veto of legislative funds in the 2014-15 state budget in an attempt to urge action on pension reform:

“I’m 100 percent with the governor on the urgent need for state pension reform, and I voted for it.  I am also pleased he has finally signed the pro-taxpayer, fiscally responsible main budget we sent him on time last week. I am, however, disappointed that instead of focusing his energy on changing the minds of the Democratic and specific Republican legislators who are siding with special interests and public sector union bosses, the governor has chosen to lash out indiscriminately at the General Assembly as a whole. I’m concerned he might be needlessly alienating himself from even those of us who are fighting for reform and diminishing his ability to successfully negotiate critical issues on behalf of the hard-working taxpayers we represent.”