By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett rolled out a wide-ranging agenda as he delivered his budget address to the legislature this afternoon.READ MORE: Four Children Among Five Killed In Pottstown Home Explosion, Police Say
As he unveiled his spending priorities, Corbett said the federal government has failed to provide clear answers about what an expansion of Medicaid would cost Pennsylvania.
“Without serious reforms, it would be financially unsustainable for the taxpayers. And I cannot recommend a dramatic Medicaid expansion,” he said.READ MORE: Beach Erosion Will Keep One-Third Of North Wildwood Beaches Closed Memorial Day Weekend
And while on one hand proposing a slight decrease in the Liquid Fuel Tax paid at the pump, the governor proposed a considerably larger increase in the gasoline tax at the wholesale level to raise new funds for roads, bridges, and mass transit.
He also wants to save money by requiring vehicle registration renewals every two years, license renewals every six years, and through the elimination of registration stickers.
Corbett added that he wants to save millions by reforming the pensions of state and school employees. His budget proposes a slight increase for basic education.MORE NEWS: CBS3 SummerFest: 2 St. Joe's Grads Bringing New Tiki Cruise Experience For Adults To Wildwood