Seth Grove

State Rep. Seth Grove, the ranking Republican member of the House Appropriations Committee, spoke during a committee meeting Feb. 21.

Pennsylvania would have a massive budget deficit within three years under Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2023-24 budget, the ranking Republican member of the state House Appropriations Committee said Wednesday.

Rep. Seth Grove, of York County, outlined House Republicans’ priorities in upcoming budget negotiations and hearings in a news conference where he said Shapiro’s budget plan obscures growth in spending — and uses an overly optimistic estimate for expenditures in coming years.