Emrick Sworn into Serve 137th Legislative District

“Confronting out-of-control spending” should be the primary focus of the General Assembly, according to state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth), who was sworn into office Tuesday. 

“The government has simply been spending too much money, and people are tired of Harrisburg failing to live within its means,” Emrick said. “There is too much borrowing taking place, which unfairly shifts the problem to future generations. Those of us in the General Assembly need to follow the lead of our constituents, who are being forced to make their households more financially efficient as a result of the economic times in which we live.” 

Emrick favors selling the state liquor stores as a source of revenue, and wants the school funding formula to be revisited, so growing areas such as the 137th Legislative District are sufficiently supported. 

“As it stands right now, regions of the state such as my district and the southcentral Pennsylvania area are being penalized for growth,” added Emrick. “It is hard to believe that our current funding formula does not take into account rising and falling school populations. Failing to include that key element in the equation short changes growing school districts and thus misappropriates education funding.” 

Rep. Joe Emrick
137th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

House Republican Public Relations
Contact: Scott Little
(717) 260-6137

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