Previewing Gov. Corbett’s Budget Proposal

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Sharon Ward joins KDKA Radio’s Johnna Pro to discuss what they expect to see from Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2013-14 spending plan.

Gov. Corbett is scheduled to give his budget address Tuesday, Feb. 5. Ward says she hopes he will “increase education funding, enact a transportation plan and also take on corporate tax evaders.”

In interviews and public appearances, Corbett has spoken of a desire to take on the state’s threatening pension obligations, expressed an intention to avoid school funding cuts and warned of the pressure from medical assistance and prison costs.

Earlier this month, he sued the NCAA over the Penn State sanctions, injecting himself into a politically charged issue. He just announced a deal to turn over management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to a British firm.

Listen to Johnna Pro every Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.

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