HARRISBURG — With state government facing multibillion-dollar deficits, Attorney General Tom Corbett won't be able to keep his promise not to raise state taxes if he's elected governor, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said today. (Trib, Brad Bumstead)
...and that's coming from a fire-breathing Republican.
If Pileggi is right, the next governor would have to cut almost one out of every five dollars from the budget just for the state government to stay afloat in 2011-12. Corbett is not saying yet where those cuts might fall. (AP, via Trib)
"This kind of 'Read My Lips' crowing is great when you're trying to collect votes -- but frankly the breadth of the ignorance involved here scares me in someone who is supposed to know something about Pennsylvania's budget." Is what I would say if I were running against Mr. Corbett for something.