HARRISBURG – While the governor’s budget address is still more than two weeks away, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) is serving as the lead House Republican at the bicameral Performance-Based Budgeting hearings that started on Monday.
“While members of the General Assembly await to hear the governor’s proposed spending plan, it is of the utmost importance that we do our due diligence by gathering important budgeting data,” Ecker said. “This gives us a better understanding of Pennsylvania’s financial state while looking at how agencies spent allocations this past year.”
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Ecker was appointed by Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) to represent House Republicans at the hearing. At each hearing, members will review performance reports, completed by the nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office.
Today, the panel of policymakers heard from representatives from the Department of Revenue on the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier, and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Chairwoman Nancy Moses. The hearings continue tomorrow and conclude on Wednesday.
Representative Torren Ecker
193rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives