An ambitious budget proposal by Governor Tom Corbett would boost state spending by nearly 3-percent while increasing support for public schools, cutting business taxes and counting on long-term changes to public pensions.
The Republican's budget plan released Tuesday for the fiscal year that starts July 1st sets spending at $28.4-billion.
It would also boost spending this year by about $100-million. Corbett warns that aid for crucial programs, such as public schools, would have to be cut unless lawmakers adopt his plan to change public pensions. But it's a risky legal and political strategy.
In addition, Corbett is calling for a wholesale tax increase on gas to pay for improvements to highways, bridges and mass transit systems. Corbett pledged not to raise taxes when he ran for governor.
Oak Dining Room Table,
in great condition, includes six high back
dining room chairs with blue cushions,
- asking $350 or best offer
Josephine, Altoona 946-3481
used but very good condition,
62" H x 72" W, 6 units, 2...