August 3, 2011: State Budget Cuts


Rep. Larry Curry, D-Montgomery/Phila., asks a question regarding the impact of budget cuts on early childhood education in western Pennsylvania.

Rep. Larry Curry, D-Montgomery/Phila., asks a question regarding the impact of budget cuts on early childhood education in western Pennsylvania.

Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, welcomes the public to a hearing in Beaver County on the impact of state budget cuts. Reps. Jaret Gibbons, D-Lawrence/Beaver/Butler (left), and Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny (right) were hearing co-chairs.

Policy Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, welcomes the public to a hearing in Beaver County on the impact of state budget cuts. Reps. Jaret Gibbons, D-Lawrence/Beaver/Butler (left), and Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny (right) were hearing co-chairs.


Several municipal leaders and education professionals testified before the Policy Committee at a hearing in Conway, Beaver County.

Several municipal leaders and education professionals testified before the Policy Committee at a hearing in Conway, Beaver County.

Rep. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny, asks how human service programs have been affected following cuts to funding in the 2011/12 state budget.

Rep. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny, asks how human service programs have been affected following cuts to funding in the 2011/12 state budget.