Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gov. Rendell Itemizes $311 Million in Spending Freezes

Gov. Rendell today released a list of $311 million in current-year budget spending cuts, and called on the Legislature, courts and PHEAA to reduce their spending this year by about $39 million, to match the departments under his control or influence.
Most of the items frozen were from the personnel line items of state agencies. With respect to environmental programs affected, here are the totals from these agencies: Department of Agriculture - $3,492,000, Conservation and Natural Resources - $5,117,000 and Environmental Protection - $9,733,000. (Complete list online)

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