When It Comes To Energy, Corbett Is Willing To Spend
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett certainly can't be accused of being a big spender. The 2011 budget he signed into law cut more than $1 billion in state spending, reducing funding for nearly every state department.
This year's budget, finalized last month, kept funding relatively level, but reduced spending for county-level public health programs, among other items.
There's one exception to this bare-bones philosophy, though: the grants and tax breaks the Corbett Administration has directed to energy companies.