Debating PA Gov. Corbett’s budget proposal



Earlier this month, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett unveiled a budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, and launched an annual battle over dollars and priorities across the commonwealth. The $28.4 billion budget would grow 2.4 percent overall, and increases for K through 12 education hinge on a controversial proposal to privatize state liquor stores. Corbett rejected a Medicaid expansion authorized under the federal Affordable Care Act, and easing a cap on wholesale gas prices to help fund transportation infrastructure projects. Joining guest-host TRACEY MATISAK to discuss and debate Corbett’s budget and Pennsylvania’s priorities are MATTHEW BROUILLETTE, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives; and DONNA COOPER, a key aide to former Governor Rendell who recently took over the Philadelphia-based youth advocacy nonprofit Public Citizens for Children and Youth.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

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