Pa. Senate Democrats unveil $1.1 billion savings plan

    At a news conference this morning at Temple University, Pa. Senate Democrats detailed a plan to save the state $1.14 billion as an alternative to Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to cut funding.

    WHYY’s Lizz Fiedler will have the full story later on plans that include:

    “$750 million in savings from fiscal responsibility initiatives in Public Welfare, Corrections, procurement and maximizing revenues; $290 million in savings generated through a tax fairness plan that includes a Marcellus Shale tax levy but eliminates other tax breaks suggested by the governor; $100 million from higher state stores revenues.”

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