By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Senate has approved its version of a new state budget amid words of caution from Governor Corbett.READ MORE: Wilbin De-La-Rosa Arrested For Deadly Hit-And-Run In Kensington, Police Say
With the state’s revenue picture improving, the state senate’s budget plan would restore all of the governor’s proposed cuts to higher education and about half of his proposed cuts for county-run human services programs.
During floor debate, state senator Michael Stack (D-Phila.) said the senate budget was an improvement but not good enough.READ MORE: Justin Bieber, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion To Headline Philadelphia's Made In America Festival
“This budget plan is certainly a step in the right direction. But it’s only a step. And I’m going to vote against this plan because I think we can do better,” he told colleagues.
But appearing this morning on WPHT Talk Radio with Dom Giordano, Governor Corbett said the senate plan is about as far as he could go.
“I take that to be the ceiling in the negotiations,” he said.MORE NEWS: Frankie Lane Wanted For Allegedly Stabbing, Killing Girlfriend Inside Hard Rock Hotel Room In Atlantic City
The governor says he remains concerned that the improving economy could sputter again, and he wants to make sure any final budget will be “sustainable.”