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Presented by Tony Ross \ President of United Way of Pennsylvania...

Presented by Tony Ross \ President of United Way of Pennsylvania
March 16, 2011 as part of the PA Budgetwatch Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

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  • 1. 2011 PA Budget Analysis United Way of Pennsylvania
  • 2. Governor’s Proposed Budget
    • $27.3 Billion
    • Over $3 Billion in Temporary Federal Dollars Not Renewed in 2011-12
    • 44 States Anticipating Shortfalls Going Into FY 11-12
  • 3. Budget Address Themes
      • “ Day of Reckoning” is here
      • Living within our means
      • No taxes, fees or revenue of any kind
  • 4. Proposed General Fund 2011-12 Funding Source 2010-11 2011-12 Change from Percent Funding Source Available Gov. Budget 2010-11 Available Change General Funds 25,142,560 27,331,219 2,188,659 8.7% Federal 3,054,992 0 (3,054,992) -100% Total 28,197,552 27,331,219 (866,333) -3.1
  • 5.
    • $29 million increase to the Women, Infant, and Children’s (WIC) program
    • Family Care Giver program for seniors level funded
    • CHIP program level funded
    Health
  • 6.
    • Drug and alcohol programs increased by $9.75 million
    • Modest hike in EITC tax credit to $75 million annually
    • Emergency Food Assistance program level funded
    • State Food Purchase Program level funded at $17.5 million
    Other Level/Increased Funding
  • 7.
    • Human Services Development Fund
    • Attendant Care
    • Long-Term Living
    • County child welfare
    • Hospitals
    Human Services Not Spared
  • 8. Other Function Breakdown
    • Education: -11%
    • Higher Education:
    • -52%
    • DCED: -31%
    • Corrections: +11%
    • Parole: +6.3%
    • State police: +5.7%
  • 9. Education
      • $1.1 billion cut from basic education
      • $550 million (10%) basic education line
      • $259 million Accountability Block Grant
      • $47.6 million EAP tutoring program
      • $224 million charter school subsidy
  • 10. Education
    • Special Education
      • $1.0 billion
      • No increase for 3 yrs
      • Lost of $1.6 billion in temp funds
    • Early Intervention
      • Up 9% to $198 mill
  • 11. Education
    • Head Start, Early Intervention and Pre-K Counts all avoided cuts
    • Accountability Block Grant eliminated
    • Pre-k classrooms
  • 12. Libraries and Literacy
      • State Library 54% reduction since 2008-09
      • Public Library subsidy
      • Held harmless
      • Down 30% overall
      • Adult Literacy
      • Down $2.5 million
      • 46% cut since 2008-09
  • 13. Higher Education
    • Program Amount Change
    • State system $232.6million -50%
    • Penn State $165.1 million -51%
    • Community colleges $212.2million -10%
    • Pitt, Temple, Lincoln $169.5million -52%
    • PHEAA $411.6 million -6.7%
  • 14. Welfare and Cash Assistance
      • Work First Orientation
      • New Directions: -50%
      • County Assistance:-$15 million redirect E&T
      • Cash Grants: -$26 million for E& T
      • Supplemental payments:
      • Essentially flat funded
  • 15. Shift of Tobacco Settlement Funds
    • Shift of Tobacco Settlement Funds
      • Public Welfare
      • MAWD
      • Long-term care
      • Home/Community Services
  • 16. DPW COST SAVINGS INITIATIVE SAVINGS Deinstitutionalization of services and $ 40.5 million rebalancing of long-term living More effective care management $ 55.9 million Smart purchasing $165.5 million Program integrity* $ 46.6 million Fair Share payment $ 56.1 million TOTAL $364.6 million
  • 17. Lackawanna County
    • Human Services Development Fund - $349,000 cut
    • $1.4 million in accountability block grant money loss for Scranton School District
    • Possible loss of $64.4 million in state education funding for the region
    • Loss of funds for local hospitals