2018-2019 Governor's Budget is Announced
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The chart pictured here shows selected line items from the Governor's budget. Basic Education, Pre-K Counts, and the Children's Health Insurance Program are among the programs set to get an increase, while Adult and Family Literacy and County Assistance Offices see a slight decrease in funding. A number of programs, including Mobile Science and Math Education, Job Training and Special Education, Regional Cancer Institutes, ALS Support Services, and the New Choices/New Options program have been zeroed out.
You can see the full budget online. You can find a list of budget "winners and losers" here, or check out the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's complete coverage of the budget.
Action Steps - Call your legislators to share your thoughts on the budget. Find their numbers here. Here's a sample script: "My name is ___, and I live in ___'s district. I'm calling to show my support/disapproval of the Governor's budget." Then share one or two sentences about the programs you care about and if you agree with the proposed funding.