Friday, July 31, 2015

Podcast: The juicy secrets of Corbett's budget

The It's Our Money team dug deep into the budget, and unearthed some interesting secrets.

Podcast: The juicy secrets of Corbett's budget

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Last week, Gov. Corbett gave his budget address.
Last week, Gov. Corbett gave his budget address. AP/Bradley C. Bower

You may have heard that Gov. Corbett's budget includes proposals to slash state higher education funding, and that, of course, the guv has once again avoided proposing any tax hikes. But in this week's podcast, the It's Our Money team dug deep into the budget, and unearthed some interesting secrets.

Like: There are a couple of interesting places in the budget that got funding bumps, amid all the cuts. We'll tell you what they are.

And did you know that the state is actually proposing giving cities like Philadelphia a great deal more freedom with this budget? But there's a trade-off ...

Listen here.

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