Some local legislators here are saying Governor Corbett's budget needs extensive work while others are satisfied.
Governor Tom Corbett laid out his 2013-2014 budget
Corbett says it would include increased funding for education, human services and transportation...
Some local Democratic legislators in
"We're lumping liquor, pension and childcare into the same sentence and these are independent issues need to be addressed independently," says Senator Sean Wiley.
"Governors proposed budget is contingent on the sale of lottery liquor store and a gas tax and I don't know if that's going to fly. Not going to fly with us," says 3rd District Representative Ryan Bizzarro.
Governor Corbett's proposal is said to boost state government spending by nearly 3 percent.
"Years form now will not face crumbling infrastructure we can
make sure our workers, public safety protected from years beyond. We can bring
But State Representative Greg Lucas says the proposal shows promise but may need some tweaking.
Lucas says Corbett's budget proposal is going to take a lot of bipartisan work to pass... but once it does it will improve the education of the youth in the commonwealth...
"We aren't going to have a tax increase and most things are getting funding at levels last year or slightly above. Important to education especially," says Greg Lucas.
Last year, Governor Corbett proposed major cuts to higher education.