Rendell Wants $170 Million In Spending Cuts

Rendell Wants $170 Million In Spending Cuts — Pennsylvania’s Obamaconic budget crisis has caused Gov. Ed Rendell to announce a plan to cut state spending by $170 million and has specified where $161 million of those cuts would be.

It should be noted that Rendell said he was cutting last year but spending actually rose.

Under the just announced plan, State Correctional Institutions would receive $15.377 million less than last year. This appears to be the biggest line item cut.

Public Welfare would be cut $53.688 million, with County Child Welfare (-$10.4 million), Acute Care Hospitals (-$4.7 million), Autism Intervention and Services (-$4.5 million), the Human Services Development Fund (-$4 million), and Health Care Clinics (-$3 million) taking the biggest hits. Money to the acute care hospitals and health care clinics would, in fact, being zeroed out.

State money for education would be cut by $27.835 million with the biggest share of the cuts coming in the Authority Rentals and Sinking Fund Requirements line item at $11.5 million.

Things like Cultural Preservation Assistance, Regional History Centers and Minority Business Development would be zeroed out.

For the complete list see here.

Rendell Wants $170 Million In Spending Cuts

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  1. Under the just announced plan, State Correctional Institutions would receive $15.377 million less than last year. This appears to be the biggest line item cut.

    This is a fascinating number. Please translate.

    Ed Note: $15.377 million = $15.377 x 1 million or $15.3 million + 77,000 or 15,377,000.

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