Stephen Drachler and Peg Dierkers, co-chairs of the Better Choices for Pennsylvania Coalition, issued the following statement on the final 2012-13 budget:
The final budget restores some of the cuts proposed by the governor. We thank the legislators who advocated strongly on behalf of children, families and our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians. The budget also restores cuts to the state’s higher education system, which is good for the economy.
The Pennsylvania House and Senate have approved a 2012-13 state budget. Total spending will increase by roughly $500 million over Governor Tom Corbett's proposal, from $27.139 billion to $27.656 billion.
A diverse group of organizations and Pennsylvanians sent this letter to members of the General Assembly today, raising concerns about the proposed cracker plant tax credit Beaver County.
Dear Honorable Members of the General Assembly,
Legislative leaders and Governor Tom Corbett remain at odds over the 2012-13 state budget.
A bipartisan group of local officials from across Pennsylvania urged Gov. Corbett and lawmakers to reject pressure to enact new business tax cuts and instead restore funding to schools and county human services. The group of 52 elected officials from both parties and all levels of local government sent a letter to the governor (and copied members of the Legislature) on Friday.
June 1, 2012
June 1, 2012
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives plans to vote next week on the state budget. We need your help to email and call your elected officials to tell them we simply cannot afford to cut General Assistance, a proven, cost-effective program of last resort that is a bridge to self-sufficiency for victims of domestic violence, people with serious health conditions, and other vulnerable Pennsylvanians.
May 25, 2012
Delaware County residents sent a message to Harrisburg on Thursday: Cuts hurt people's lives and lawmakers should make better choices.