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District Offices

Somerset Office
301 Georgian Place

Somerset, PA 15501
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (814) 443-4230
Fax: (814) 443-3866

Windber Office
1605 Graham Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday
Closed on Wednesday 
Phone: (814) 467-4011

Hyndman Office
158 Washington St.
Hyndman, PA. 15545
Open on Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
(814) 842-3362
TOLL-FREE: (866) 779-1477
Fax: (814) 842-3367
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment

Capitol Office
Room 111 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202069
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2069
(717) 783-8756
Fax: (717) 782-2911

Metzgar Votes for Responsible, On-Time Budget
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Bedford/Somerset) issued the following statement in response to passage of a responsible, no-tax-increase budget today by the House:

“The $32.7 billion budget approved by the House today holds the line on taxes but also increases funding for core functions of government, including public safety. This includes added funding for an additional 285 state police troopers to protect our communities. It also includes an additional $12 million in increases to help struggling EMS providers.

“Specifically, reimbursements for Advanced Life Support (ALS) services would increase from $200 to not less than $300, and Basic Life Support (BLS) services would increase from $120 to $180. The rate increase would be effective at the start of 2019.

“With approval by the House, Senate and governor, this would be the first increase in Medicaid reimbursement for ambulance companies in the state in nearly 15 years. Current rates are more than 200 percent below reimbursements provided by Medicare and commercial insurance, which has made it incredibly difficult for ambulance companies to keep operating.

“This budget also invests $100 million more for basic education, $25 million more for early childhood education and an additional $15 million for special education. This equates to a record-high $12.3 billion for PreK-12 education. A 3 percent increase to higher education should keep tuition rates from seeing an increase.

“On the same token, overall spending in this budget was below the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) index. By once again holding the line on taxes, we are allowing our economy to grow naturally and free from government meddling.”

Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
69th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Greg Gross

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