PA Budget and Policy Center and the Commonwealth Foundation on Transportation Funding
Over the past three weeks, we have had a bipartisan parade of legislators and interest groups who have dropped by our offices to discuss the 2013-14 state budget and the myriad of issues surrounding it. Two organizations that probably could not be farther apart on most issues confronting policy makers are the Commonwealth Foundation and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.
Sharon Ward, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center and Matt Brouillette, President and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, are regular fixtures on PCN and statewide political talk shows. They have been outspoken on the major issues confronting the Commonwealth; the expansion of Medicaid, liquor store privatization, tax policy, and pension reform to name a few.
One of the biggest non budgetary issues being discussed is the Commonwealth’s transportation infrastructure. The Governor has proposed a $1.8 billion dollar funding package to address, highways, bridges and mass transportation. As you would expect, Ms. Ward and Mr. Brouillette do not see eye to eye on the issue.
You can learn more about the Governor’s 2013-14 Executive Budget by visiting Triad Strategies 2013-14 Budget Page
or listen and watch what other lawmakers, advocates, and influencers think about this years’ budget proposals.
This video was produced by Triad Strategies. Triad Strategies, LLC, is a bipartisan lobbying, public affairs, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, issue management consulting firm located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.