Highlights of the Governor’s Proposed 2013 State Budget

Infrastructure and Community and Economic Development

Community and Economic Development:

$212M, essentially the same.

Includes the same funding as last year for:

•  Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement Grants ($19M)

•  Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance ($12M)

•  PennPORTS ($3.7M)

Slight (1.4%) increase for Appalachian Regional Commission ($1M total for 2013)

Transportation and Local Transportation:

$338.4M in capital (bond) budget, same as 2012

Workforce Development and Training

Labor and Industry:

$70.5M (1.7% decrease)

•  Keystone Works:  New $2.5M program provides employer-driven training for recently unemployed

•  Job Matching System to improve search capabilities by connecting searches

•  Training for natural gas workers in consultation with industry

•  Incumbent Worker Training for companies to offer employees

•  Targeted Industry Cluster Certificate program for high priority jobs, $5M


Career & Technical Education: $74.5M, 1.5% increase from last year

Natural Resources

Conservation and Natural Resources:  $52.72M, decrease of 4.6%

Environmental Protection:  $124.84M, decrease of 7.8%

Health Care and Hospitals


$175M, down 4.6%; eliminates funds for Poison Control Centers and biotech research

Public Welfare:

$10.5B, with various proposals to move programs to block grants

•  Medical Assistance, Capitation:  Up 10%, to $3.7Billion

•  Medical Assistance, Outpatient: Down 21.5%, to $507M – move to block grant

•  Medical Assistance, Inpatient:  Down 15.5%, to $275M

•  Long-Term Care: Up .2%, to $741M

•  Long-Term Care Managed Care:  Up 27.6%, to $83M

•  Medical Assistance, Transportation: Up 8.1%, to $75M

•  Medical Assistance, Workers with Disabilities:  Up 39.8%, to $42.5M

Emergency Management:

$29.47M, up 17.7%, mostly due to 2011 storm relief


•  Proposes to combine Basic Education funding, Pupil Transportation funding, and $541.56M of School Employees’ Social Security into block grant

•  Increases for early intervention (up 4.1%, to $206M) and food service (up 2.4%, to $31M)

•  State System of Higher Education: 20% decrease, to $330M: 28% cut to Penn State and 30% cuts to Pitt and Temple

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