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Gov. Corbett presents $29.4B 2014-15 budget proposal

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Gov. Tom Corbett
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Gov. Tom Corbett presented his $29.4B 2014-15 budget proposal this morning, a $925 million increase.

Corbett's budget proposal would mean the following for selected agencies, according to the appropriations list:

Agriculture: $123.9 million, up 0.1 percent from 2013-14 available with supplementals  
Community and Economic Development: $241 million, up 1.9 percent
Corrections: $2.04 billion, up 4 percent
Education: $11.2 billion, up 3.3 percent
Environmental Protection: $137.7 million, up 7.8 percent
Health: $194.7 million, down 0.4 percent
Labor and Industry: $72.4 million, down 0.3 percent
Public Welfare: $11.4 billion, up 3.9 percent
State System of Higher Education: $412.8 million, level
General Assembly: $277.6 million, level

The governor’s proposal would increase spending by 3.3 percent compared with the current budget.

Staff reporter Jason Scott tweeted updates during the address and other details of the governor's spending plan through his @JScottJournal account. Here are some of Jason's tweets:

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin County. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jasons@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JScottJournal. Circle Jason Scott on .

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