August 16, 2011: State Budget Cuts


Reps. Joe Markosek, D-Allegheny (left) and Sid Michaels-Kavulich, D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Susquehanna/Wyoming, respond to a testifier at a public hearing in Scranton.

Reps. Joe Markosek, D-Allegheny (left) and Sid Michaels-Kavulich, D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Susquehanna/Wyoming, respond to a testifier at a public hearing in Scranton.

Rep. Kevin Murphy, D-Lackawanna, offers a welcome to testifiers and the public at an HDPC in Scranton. Murphy and Rep. Ken Smith, D-Lackawanna (on the far left), were hearing co-chairs.

Rep. Kevin Murphy, D-Lackawanna, offers a welcome to testifiers and the public at an HDPC in Scranton. Murphy and Rep. Ken Smith, D-Lackawanna (on the far left), were hearing co-chairs.


A panel of educators from northeastern Pennsylvania testify on the impact of budget cuts at an HDPC hearing.

A panel of educators from northeastern Pennsylvania testify on the impact of budget cuts at an HDPC hearing.

Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, asks a testifier about how state budget cuts impacted social services in northeast Pennsylvania.

Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, asks a testifier about how state budget cuts impacted social services in northeast Pennsylvania.