With the House GOP plan poised for Floor action in two weeks, much of the media has been reporting the plan in broad strokes. Thus far, the story has been all about cutting the Department of Public Welfare budget and restoring proposed cuts to public and higher education.
Further inspection of the document, however, reveals that there were additional cuts made, with some additional restorations as well. In all, 135 line items were changed across most levels of government: 106 of them got cut further than what was proposed by Governor Tom Corbett while 29 individual line items got some level of increase. In addition, 42 legislative line items were reduced, saving an additional $11 million and change.
So, as a public service announcement, we provide you a comprehensive list of said cuts and increases. That way, you won’t have to do tedious side-by-side comparisons. We did them for you.
Also, we have this document and more detailed analysis and summaries over on our web site; we invite you to head on over and check it out if you are looking to immerse yourself in details.