Protestors Urge Gov. Corbett To Reconsider Budget Cuts
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — More than 100 people rallied in Market Square, upset over Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts.
The crowd included people from agencies like the United Way and other agencies that help people with special needs.
They are upset over the governor’s proposal to cut $224 million from state-funded community agencies that help clients live independently like Jamar Young in the Hill District who has cerebral palsy.
“We want to be able to live out there on our own,” he said. “We would be in a nursing home and that isn’t where we want to be at.”
Governor Corbett still stands firmly behind his proposal to slash $866 million in current spending.
“I understand that people are upset, but at the same time, people should understand that we are $4 billion in the hole,” Corbett said.
The governor calls it “a reality-based budget.”