2023-24 State Budget
2023-24 Budget Hearings
On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Governor Shapiro delivered his budget address, presenting his plan for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
Stay tuned on this page for updates, resources, and reactions from Senate Democrats throughout the budget process.
Senate and House Democrats React
Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus and Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus gathered in the main rotunda of the Capitol after the Governor’s Budget Address to share perspectives and responses to the proposed budget.
Senate Democrats share thoughts and reactions following Governor Shapiro’s budget address on March 7, 2023.
2023-24 Proposed Budget Details
2023-24 Proposed Budget
(Introduced by Governor Josh Shapiro, March 7, 2023)
2023-24 Governor’s Executive Budget (PDF)
2023-24 Proposed Budget Line-Item Appropriation (PDF)
2023-24 Proposed Budget Slide Presentation (PDF)
The Plumber’s Perspective
Op-ed By Senator John Kane
Senator John I. Kane shares his thoughts on Governor Shapiros Proposed Budget and its impact on District 9.
Folks, let me tell you something: if being a plumber and union business manager has taught me anything, it taught me about being responsible for the finances of others. It taught me to invest in yourself, your trade, your people, and your community. Every year, Pennsylvania’s budget is a statement of who we are and what we want to be. Governor Shapiro’s budget proposal is exactly what our 9th Senate District needs to keep moving forward.
Senator Street: Governor Shapiro’s PA Budget Invests in People Now & for the Future
Harrisburg, PA – March 8, 2023– Following Governor Shapiro’s inaugural 2023-2024 budget address, Senator Sharif Street issued the following statement: “After another violent weekend of shootings in Philadelphia and in the wake of the death of Temple Officer...
Democratic Senators, Representatives Praise Budget as A Good Start, Call for Continued Collaboration Throughout Budget Process
HARRISBURG, PA: Today, Senate Democrats and House Democrats held a joint press conference to respond to Governor Shapiro’s Budget Address. Senate Democrats are pleased with a commonsense budget that invests in the future of Pennsylvania, and are excited to continue...
Senator Collett Reacts to Governor Shapiro’s First Budget Address
Harrisburg, Pa. – March 7, 2023 – Senator Maria Collett (D-12 Montgomery, Democratic Caucus Secretary) attended Governor Josh Shapiro’s first budget address today. She would like to share her response to the proposed budget and its implications for the 12th...
Senator Lisa Boscola Statement on Governor Shapiro’s 1st Budget Address
After reviewing the proposed budget and hearing the governor’s speech, I was struck by the lack of proposals to help Pennsylvania’s hard working, middle class families. Many of these families continue to be battered by record high inflation and there was little in the...
Brewster Issues Statement Following Governor Shapiro’s Inaugural Budget Address
Harrisburg, PA – March 7, 2023 – State Sen. Jim Brewster issued the following statement today regarding the governor's budget address: "The governor’s budget provides a solid framework for building upon recent improvements to education, public safety, and the...