Monday, June 27, 2011

Budget updates from PA Budget and Policy Center

Details are emerging on the 2011-12 state budget deal recently reached by Pennsylvania's legislative leaders and Governor Tom Corbett.

Much like earlier proposals, this budget plan includes deep cuts to education, health care and other cost-effective local services, while leaving much of a $550 million revenue surplus untouched.

The agreement, which will be voted on in the coming days, cuts the current state budget by nearly $1.2 billion, setting spending at $27.149 billion for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The new fiscal year begins on Friday, July 1.

PBPC is reviewing the line-by-line funding details now and will have a more detailed analysis tomorrow. Check our web site throughout the day.

In the meantime, you can view the line item details here.

Also, take a moment to learn how you can take action for a more responsible state budget with the Better Choices for Pennsylvania Coalition.

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