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PA Senate Bill 850 v.

Cuts Proposed by Governor Rendell:
A Comparison of Selected Programs for Children and Youth

In February, 2009 Governor Rendell proposed a $28.9 billion budget for FY 2010.

In response to sharply declining revenue projections, the Senate passed SB 850 in May, cutting
$2 billion from Rendell’s budget.

With deficit projections reaching $3.2 billion by late June, Governor Rendell proposed to cut
$500 million from the February budget. He also proposed to increase the Personal Income Tax
by one half percent for the next three years.

The following table compares selected programs for children, youth and families under SB 850
and the Governor’s recent budget proposal.

SB 850 Cuts from Cuts Proposed
Governor’s Feb by Governor
Agency Department / Appropriation Proposed Budget
Education Reimbursement of Charter Schools -$53,906,000
Education Pre-K Counts -$51,847,000
Education Teacher Professional Development -$24,683,000 -$3,000,000
Education Classrooms for the Future -$22,000,000 -$22,000,000
Education Head Start Supplemental Assistance -$19,740,000
Public Welfare Medical Assistance – Inpatient (children only) -$18,499,000
Education Science: Its Elementary -$13,625,000
Public Welfare Child Care Services -$11,957,000
Public Welfare Child Care Assistance -$11,927,000
Education School Improvement Grants -$11,440,000
Education Services to Nonpublic Schools -$10,471,000 -$10,471,000
Education Basic Education Subsidy -$418,000,000
Education Dual Enrollment Payments -$10,000,000
Public Welfare County Child Welfare -$10,000,000
Education High School Reform -$8,234,000
Insurance Children's Health Insurance -$7,700,000
Education Career and Technical Education -$6,713,000 -$1,000,000
Public Welfare Community Mental Retardation – Base -$5,700,000
Program (children only)
Public Welfare Medical Assistance - Obstetrics and Neonatal -$5,000,000
Executive Offices Evidenced-Based Prevention (Safe Children) -$4,713,000 -$1,309,000
Public Welfare Mental Health Services (children only) -$3,900,000
Public Welfare Nurse Family Partnership -$3,827,000
Education Textbooks, Materials and Equipment for -$3,185,000 -$3,185,000
Nonpublic Schools
Education Safe and Alternative Schools -$2,000,000 -$4,000,000
Public Welfare Community Mental Retardation – Waiver -$1,300,000
Program (children only)
Public Welfare Medical Assistance – Transportation (children -$1,227,000
only)
Health The Children's Institute, Pittsburgh -$861,000 -$861,000
SB 850 Cuts from Cuts Proposed
Governor’s Feb by Governor
Agency Department / Appropriation Proposed Budget
Public Welfare Youth Development Institutions and Forestry -$752,000 -$1,135,000
Camps
Education Youth Development Centers - Education -$634,000 -$632,000
Health Phila. Health & Educ Corp-Pediatric -$633,000 $633,000
Outpatient & Inpatient
Education Special Education Transition -$497,000
Public Welfare Community Based Family Centers -$461,000
Health Newborn Screening -$450,000
Health Children's Hospital of Philadelphia -$401,000 -$401,000
Public Welfare Early Intervention -$330,000
Education Intermediate Units -$312,000 -$312,000
Executive Offices Improvement of Juvenile Probation Services -$267,000 -$291,000
Public Welfare Child Support Enforcement -$237,000 -$74,000
Education Teen Pregnancy and Parenthood -$170,000 -$170,000
Executive Offices Juvenile Court Judges Commission -$162,000 -$48,000
Agriculture Farm-School Nutrition Initiative -$100,000 -$100,000
Health Maternal and Child Health -$62,000
Education Education of Migrant Laborers' Children -$11,000

Additional programs that directly impact families:

SB 850 Cut from Cuts Proposed
Governor’s Feb by Governor
Agency Department / Appropriation Proposed Budget
Education Public Library Subsidy -$37,000,000 -$7,500,000
Education Library Access -$7,000,000 -$2,768,000
Education Adult and Family Literacy -$5,625,000 -$1,000,000
Executive Offices Victims of Juvenile Crime -$3,356,000 -$354,000
Executive Offices Weed and Seed Program -$3,127,000 -$621,000
Executive Offices Research-Based Violence Prevention -$3,000,000
Health State Health Care Centers -$1,084,000 -$345,000
Agriculture State Food Purchase -$1,000,000

Click here for the House Appropriations Committee review of SB 850.

* Line items shaded in gray would be eliminated.