Analysis of House Republican Budget Proposal


The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus introduced a 2011-12 state budget proposal on May 10 that is consistent with the principles communicated by caucus leaders over the past few months. This analysis of the budget plan shows a shift in cuts rather than a restoration of programs. This is evident throughout the budget. For example, the plan restores $20 million of the $23 million cut to the Human Services Development Fund ‰ a source of flexible funding for county human services ‰ but cuts the county child welfare line by $22 million.