Monday, June 27, 2011

Details Released of the Proposed State Budget

Flag of PennsylvaniaA proposed state budget was just released. Here you can find the complete list of funding levels. While a full analysis of the budget is being worked on some of the highlights or in some cases lowlights include:
  • Industry Partnership – which at one point was completely cut out of the budget – will receive $1,613,000 (a decrease of $32,000)
  • Adult and Family Literacy will receive $12,289,000 (a decrease of $2,598,000)
  • County Child Welfare will receive $1,000,475,000 (a decrease of $45,132,000)
  • Child Care Services will receive $154,265,000 (a decrease of $17,455,000)
  • Child Care Assistance will receive $171,989,000 (a decrease of $17,593,000)
  • New Directions will receive $17,183,000 (a decrease of $15,618,000)
  • Maternal and Child Health will receive $887,000 (a decrease of $1,541,000)
  • Homeless Assistance will receive $20,551,000 (a decrease of $2,283,000)
  • Domestic Violence will receive $12,261,000 (a decrease of $124,000)
More information will be posted once a complete analysis can be done. If you are unhappy with any of the numbers above be sure to contact your members of the General Assembly.

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