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Pennsylvania Democrats Ask for Budget Ideas

1 min readBy: Joseph Bishop-Henchman

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

A group of House Democrats, albeit backbenchers, want to hear from taxpayers and they’ve created a website to make it easy.

The website,, launched Wednesday and already almost 200 people have offered ideas.

“One of the pieces missed in the budget process is getting the public’s input in a meaningful way,” said State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D., Bucks), one of five House Democrats who developed the concept. “We shouldn’t assume all the ideas are in Harrisburg.”[…]

Visitors to the site also can vote on the ideas submitted. The group will tally the results, Shapiro said, and make them public next week ahead of the June 30 budget deadline.

Prominently displayed is a disclaimer that no taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. payer money was used in creating the site. Web designers donated their time, Shapiro said.

Check it out!