Delco Legislators Split Mostly Along Party Lines on PA Budget Fix

By Kathleen E. Carey
Delaware County Daily Times

Staring at a budget deadline that could see the state running out of money, the state House approved a spending plan Wednesday night. But it did nothing to bridge the partisan divide in the state Capitol.

State Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165 of Springfield, was the only county legislator to vote against his party as he opposed the legislation.

“There were some cuts that were being made and there was some work done to reduce the level of cuts (and) frankly, they weren’t sufficient enough for me,” Charlton said.

He said his concerns were with the $100 million cuts made to multi-modal and public transportation funds as well as others made to conservation district funding.

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