2011 Proposed Pennsylvania Budget Analysis scranton

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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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2011 Proposed Pennsylvania Budget Analysis scranton

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

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