Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Public Hearing Held At Point Park On State Budget

The State House Appropriations Committee held a public hearing at Point Park University today. Committee chairman Dwight Evans led the meeting and said there can not be just one solution to solve the projected $3 billion revenue deficit. Evans said that to begin fixing the problem Pennsylvania needs to focus on five areas; program cuts, increased efficiencies, federal stimulus, taxes and the rainy day fund. Evans added that in order for the budget process to work both Democrats and Republicans will need to make compromises on each of their proposed budgets. The Senate Republicans have proposed a budget of their own that passed the Senate and is now in committee in the State House.

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