Budget Statement Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland)

“Gov. Shapiro can still deliver on his campaign promise to Pennsylvania to give ‘every child of God a chance to have a good education’ by signing the budget that was passed by the General Assembly, without blue lining the PASS scholarship program. The truth is there was a deal regardless of what Gov. Shapiro says publicly and he knows there was a deal. Senate Republicans worked in good faith with Gov. Shapiro for nearly two months making concessions and giving him all the goodies he wanted with his promise to work with his party and bring PASS scholarships across the finish line. PASS scholarships have passed both the House and Senate. The outstanding question is will Gov. Shapiro deliver on his promise or will he leave Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable kids trapped in failing schools”?


~Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland)

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