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Proposed 2013-2014 Pennsylvania budget

Proposed 2013-2014 Pennsylvania budget

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Published by Andrea Gillhoolley
HARRISBURG (AP) - An ambitious budget proposal released Tuesday by Gov. Tom Corbett would boost Pennsylvania's core state government spending by nearly 3 percent while increasing support for public schools, cutting business taxes and counting on the Legislature to adopt long-term changes to public pensions.
HARRISBURG (AP) - An ambitious budget proposal released Tuesday by Gov. Tom Corbett would boost Pennsylvania's core state government spending by nearly 3 percent while increasing support for public schools, cutting business taxes and counting on the Legislature to adopt long-term changes to public pensions.

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C
OMMONWEALTH
 
OF
P
ENNSYLVANIA
O
FFICE
 
OF
 
THE
G
OVERNOR
H
ARRISBURGTHE
 
GOVERNOR
 
February 5, 2013To the People of Pennsylvania:The 2013-14 budget I present today is borne of the tough choices of the past two
scal years. Fiscal discipline andcontinued self-re
nement remain guiding principles for this budget. These principles have served Pennsylvania well. Wehave lived within our means and have not raised taxes on families or businesses. We have put Pennsylvania on a moresolid
nancial footing than when I took of 
ce.The rebuilding of the commonwealth’s programs and services begins today. It takes the form of continued investmentin job creation, of a world-class education system for our children, of a substantial support system for our vulnerable andaging populations, of a renewed transportation infrastructure, of strengthened public safety services, and of modernizedbusiness practices.The 2013-14 budget seeks to make job creation and business growth more successful and accessible for Pennsylvaniacompanies by consolidating resources and leveraging private dollars to create a more
exible
nancing tool that can quicklyadjust to ever-changing economic conditions. It invests in the workforce development system to support business and trainworkers for family-sustaining jobs that are growing in Pennsylvania.This budget commits a $90 million increase to basic education funding. This is the
rst increase in two years andbrings the total basic education funding to the highest level in Pennsylvania history. Additionally, the commonwealth willimplement the new four-year Passport for Learning Block Grant for school districts with $1 billion in revenues realizedfrom the privatization of Pennsylvania’s state stores system for enhancements to school safety, school readiness, andscience and math programs.With this budget, the commonwealth will begin tackling the growing waiting lists through an additional $20 million infunding for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Because of the commonwealth’s Private Management Agreement forthe Pennsylvania Lottery, programs for older Pennsylvanians will now receive an additional $50 million from a reliable,predictable and enhanced source of funding.Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure is critical to our economic future, and the current aged and inadequatesystem must be improved. This budget presents a new transportation funding initiative that will provide the commonwealthwith long-term solutions for its roads, bridges and public transit systems.In public safety, the commonwealth will continue to leverage savings realized through both the Justice Reinvestment andJuvenile Justice Reinvestment Initiatives for strategies that can decrease crime and strengthen the safety of our communities.Three cadet classes, with the potential of 290 more State Police troopers, are planned for the upcoming
scal year.Finally, with this budget, the commonwealth will reform its public pension system. We must take action to providebudgetary relief, to prevent these costs from consuming the commonwealth’s ability to fund core programs and services,and to institute lasting change to ensure the commonwealth does not face this problem in the future.Thank you for the opportunity to lead the commonwealth through change. The road has been long, but we now seeour destination. I look forward to the renewal and rebuilding of Pennsylvania in the upcoming year.Pursuant to Article VIII, Section 12 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, and Section 613 of the Administrative Codeof 1929 (71 P.S. Section 233), I am transmitting to your representatives in the General Assembly my proposed budget forFiscal Year 2013-14.Sincerely,Tom Corbett
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OMMONWEALTH
 
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ENNSYLVANIA
O
FFICE
 
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THE
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OVERNOR
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ARRISBURGTHE
 
GOVERNOR
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