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Call Governor Corbett Today

Our Budget Advocacy: Edition Nine

In budget discussions with Governor Corbett, Senate and House Republican leaders are proposing a FY 2012-2013 budget that does not raise taxes, but does spend the $2.7 billion revenue, projected by the Independent Fiscal Office, from existing taxes collected next year.

The Governor argues that the economy hasn't turned the corner, revenues this year aren't as good as he'd hoped, and a budget must be sustainable beyond the upcoming year.

If the budget does not use the level of revenue projected, it will not be big enough to allow for full restoration of the Governor's proposed cuts in the human services block grant, including Community Mental Health Services which is 73% of the proposed block grant, or for an Intellectual Disabilities Waiting List initiative, which seeks to end waiting lists for people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities who need community supports and services.

Please call the Governor today at 717-787-2500 and ask him to:

Dated: June 11, 2012