Philadelphia officials dissecting Pa. budget

Philadelphia number crunchers are still trying to figure out how the Pennsylvania budget will affect the city.  

Mayor Michael Nutter says his financial experts have been combing over the details of Governor Tom Corbett’s budget.

“The preliminary view is significant hits in human services and the social safety net education some impact on the library system as well as the areas of public safety and a few others,” said Nutter.

The mayor says there will have to be a complete review of the state budget before the full impact is known.

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“Some of that will also require us to have further contact with the different departments and agencies of the state government so we understanding what we are reading and interpreting it the same way as they do as well, so this will easily go on for a couple weeks,” said Nutter.

And once he has that sharper picture, Nutter can enlist the city’s representatives in Harrisburg to try to alter the budget.

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