Mayor Nutter is voicing alarm at certain aspects of the budget unveiled by Governor Corbett on Monday. He’s warning of a rough ride for mental health programs, libraries and homeless centers.
The 30 members, headed by Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO Rob Wondering, will include university presidents affected by the cutbacks.
Gov. Corbett is proposing 30-percent cuts in state funding for three state-related universities — Temple, Penn State, and Pitt — and 20-percent cuts for state-owned universities.
The top Republican in the state Senate says he’s braced for another painful budget process as Governor Corbett outlines his spending proposals during a speech before a joint session of the legislature today.
Numerous polls show that Americans, with the steepest income gap of any developed country, are concerned about the growing trend but are divided over what to do about it.
Pennsylvania’s budget secretary says some state spending will have to be frozen to compensate for revenue collections that continue to lag below projections.
The turmoil in financial markets could quickly filter down to the budgets of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, with officials at both levels facing difficult decisions.
Governor Corbett has endured withering criticism from the opposition party over cuts in the new budget, but one former Democratic governor has nothing but praise for the Republican currently in office.
Governor Corbett says the likely loss of federal dollars as a result of the debt ceiling deal in Washington is a good example of why he didn’t want to spend the surplus from last year’s budget.
For the first time in nine years, Pennsylvania has a finished budget in place as the new fiscal year dawns. But it went right down to the wire last night.
Tuition at West Chester University, Cheyney, and the other 12 state-owned universities will take the biggest jump in nearly a decade this fall — the first of many consequences of the state budget passed by the legislature this week.
The state house on Wednesday passed and sent Governor Corbett a budget bill he wanted: one that reduces spending without a tax increase.
Philadelphia School District officials say it appears the latest version of the Pennsylvania state budget leaves the district with another big hole to fill.
Democrats don’t have the numbers to block the main budget bills, but bills that fund Temple, Lincoln, Pitt and Penn State require a two-thirds super majority to pass. After refusing to put up votes for the state-related universities Monday, Democrats changed course on Tuesday.
Funding for Temple, Lincoln, Pitt and Penn State is in limbo for the moment because legislative Democrats, attempting to gain leverage in the budget process, are blocking approval.