State Rep. Pam DeLissio is planning a town hall session for residents to discuss the recently passed state budget. 

PHILADELPHIA — State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 86th Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at Roxborough Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, 19128.

Discussion will focus on the recently passed 2019-20 state budget.

“Once again, the structural deficit was not addressed in the latest state budget,” DeLissio said. “I maintain that the budget process is flawed, and citizens would be better served if a handful of lawmakers were not making decisions for all 253 elected senators and representatives. Well-funded special interests have more influence over the budget than the rank-and-file members who represent most of the citizens of the commonwealth. Discussion will include why I voted against the spending plan and most of the code bills.”

DeLissio continued: “The devil is in the details, and I will be highlighting many of those details at this gathering. Citizens want to know that we are representing their interests and committed to making their lives better. The budget and affiliated code bills are adequate, but adequate should not be what we aspire to during this process. Code bills are often a compilation of other bills and, at times, truly a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly. I look forward to hearing from my constituents and sharing dialogue with them.”

Plenty of free parking is available at Roxborough Church. Take bus route 9 and 27 for those using public transportation.

Folks from all parts of the 194th Legislative District are welcome, and more information can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726, or visiting

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