Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dwight Evans talks state budget

Philadelphia city officials spent part of last week warning about the dire consequences they foresee if Gov. Tom Corbett's budget passes as-is. Services for people with mental illness and the homeless will be compromised, and the city will suffer as a result, they said.

Dwight Evans talks state budget

(Ron Tarver / Staff Photographer)
(Ron Tarver / Staff Photographer)

Philadelphia city officials spent part of last week warning about the dire consequences they foresee if Gov. Tom Corbett's budget passes as-is. Services for people with mental illness and the homeless will be compromised, and the city will suffer as a result, they said.

Is there any chance the budget will be changed? On this week's It's Our Money podcast, Doron Taussig and Holly Otterbein speak to a man who knows his way around state budgets: Long-time State Rep., and former head of the House Appropriations Committee, Dwight Evans. We ask Rep. Evans what Philadelphia officials might do to influence the debate in Harrisburg, and whether there's any appetite for focusing some more of the cuts on the state legislature itself.

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