Monday, January 12, 2009

State Budget Forum Held in Allegheny County

The West Hills Center of the Community College of Allegheny County today played host to a meeting between several state lawmakers and residents to discuss state budget issues. House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans and freshmen Representatives Dan Deasy and Dom Costa gathered to hear public comment on the budget in terms of the current economic crisis. Deasy says the forum is an important way for legislators to hear the concerns of their constituents, especially early on in the budget-making process. Four similar forums will be held across the state. The state budget must be passed by June 30th.

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