on June 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM,
updated June 25, 2014 at 2:01 AM
The House Republican majority has laid its cards on the table in Pennsylvania’s budget debate.
And their opening bid is a $29.1 billion budget that pares some of the proposed spending boost for public schools proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett in favor of keeping the state on track with its scheduled pension system payments.
For a line-by-line summary of the House Republican’s plan, click here.
It is a starting point, Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Adolph, R-Delaware County, said as the plan cruised through a party-line committee vote Tuesday, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.
One item that is almost sure to change in negotiations with state Senate leaders over the next few days is the plan’s dependence on $380 million in projected revenue from a privatization of the state-owned liquor stores.
Full story: Pa. House Republicans propose leaner budget than Gov. Tom Corbett’s By Charles Thompson, Pennlive, 6/24/14