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Radio Smart Talk for Wednesday, February 6:
Governor Corbett has announced his $28.4 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. As many expected, the plan addresses issues like pension reform, transportation infrastructure, and public education. The Governor is calling for a modified retirement plan for new state employees. He also wants to get rid of the cap on the wholesale price of gasoline, to help make up the state’s $3.5 billion transportation funding gap. He’s proposing a nearly two percent increase for basic education in Pennsylvania. And, just like last year, there’s no tax increase included in the plan.
On Radio Smart Talk, we’ll break down Governor Corbett’s budget proposal for the 2013, 2014 fiscal year. We’ll be joined by witf’s Capitol Bureau Chief, Mary Wilson, and Dr. G. Terry Madonna, director of the Franklin and Marshall College Poll and professor of Public Affairs at F&M. We’ll also hear from some representatives from industries affected by the proposed budget.
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