Yesterday, Governor Tom Corbett presented his FY 2012-2013 proposed $27.4 billion budget, designed to close the gap on a $4.2 billion structural budget deficit.
For the second year, there are no new taxes and no tax increases in the proposal. Rather, Governor Corbett said his zero-growth budget seeks to reconfigure government and revamp how it provides services.
The governor’s proposal will spend over $20 million less than last year’s budget, a 0.1 percent decrease in spending. It eliminates 33 appropriations and reduces 164 additional line items. The governor has proposed greater use of block grants for local government, community organizations and school districts, calling it a way for recipients to have greater control and flexibility.
The proposed buget covers:
Visit the Budget Office website to watch
the governor's address and review
the budget documents and summaries.