Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett calls for another round of spending cuts in his second state budget.
Corbett ran for governor on a promise not to raise state taxes, and legislators are bracing for more of the deep spending cuts that he advocated last year. They say Corbet proposes reductions for education and social services to offset sluggish tax collections and the mounting costs of pensions and state borrowing.
Administration officials have declined to discuss in detail what Corbett will propose for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The bottom line is expected to be around $27 billion–about the same as this year.
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