Governor Corbett to Propose Fiscal Budget Feb. 7th
Stay tuned for Governor Corbett’s presentation of his proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 on Tuesday, February 7th before a joint session of the PA House and Senate. This is only the first step in the annual fiscal process, as legislators will be in budget meetings discussing the proposal in the days and weeks following Corbett’s proposal.
You may be asking, “Well, who cares? It’s only the first step in the process.” Guess what? It does matter and you should care! If you are concerned about cuts in funding for a particular program or agency, you need to speak up. Take for example the students from four state-related universities who rallied at the Capitol building to advocate for state education funding. They are concerned about financial aid and affordable tuition for college, and they made sure their voices were heard.
What are your biggest concerns as the state budget is debated and determined? Share with us your thoughts. But more importantly, share your thoughts with your local representatives and senators. Let them hear your concerns so that they can be your voice in the debate. Change won’t be accomplished unless you participate.
Watch the address at: http://www.governor.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/governor_pa_gov/20650