News for Immediate ReleaseFeb. 5, 2013As Prepared for Delivery: Text of Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2013-14 BudgetSpeechIntroduction
Lieutenant Governor Cawley, President Pro Tempore Scarnati, Speaker Smith,Majority Leader Pileggi, Majority Leader Turzai, Minority Leader Costa, MinorityLeader Dermody, members of the House and Senate, distinguished guests, myfellow Pennsylvanians, thank you.I stand here today proud to have worked with you over the past two years to makePennsylvania a better place to live, work, and raise a family.The results we have accomplished make me optimistic about our future. And I'mpleased to say, I believe Pennsylvania’s best days are ahead:
We are a state blessed with a wealth of natural resources.
We are and always will be the Keystone State because of our unique locationin this country and the world.
We are, most of all, home to the hardest-working people in the world.
Pennsylvania has unlimited potential.Two years ago, I talked about creating a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians.And, over the last two years we have worked together to make that a reality.We have worked together to bring spending under control.We have worked together to reduce taxes, putting more money in the pockets of our hard-working taxpayers and small business owners.We have worked together and learned that our potential is, and continues to be,greater than any challenge we face.Together we continue to seize every opportunity to create success which leads tomore success and more success. We didn’t create our success by raising taxes. Wecreated it by expanding our opportunities.