This week at Third and State, we blogged about the Governor's proposed 2013-14 budget, which does little to undo the damage done by the deep cuts to education and health care enacted during his first two years in office. Plus a look at lost Postal Service jobs in Pennsylvania, as news comes that Saturday mail delivery will be ending.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
- On the state budget, Sharon Ward shared the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's statement on the Governor's proposed budget, her pre-budget op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer outlining what the budget should look like, and her post-budget op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette analyzing the Governor's proposal.
- On education, Kate Atkins posted infographics showing the proposed budget does little to reverse cuts to public schools and higher education.
- And on jobs and the economy, Mark Price blogged about a 21% decline in Postal Service employment in Pennsylvania since 2007, as news comes that Saturday mail delivery is coming to an end.
- Read the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's detailed analysis of the Governor's 2013-14 budget proposal.
More blog posts next week. Keep us bookmarked and join the conversation!