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									ID          Month       Day        Year          Governor Source     Sentence Code            Link
      216           2          5          1980                        Archives            404 #GBA?year=1980#
                                                 ThornburghThornburghAn agricultural sales effort to let the world know that we
     1167           2          7          1984                        Archives            402 #GBA?year=1984#
                                                 ThornburghThornburghTherefore, I also recommend: That your appropriation o
     1269           2          5          1985                        Archives            404 #GBA?year=1985#
                                                 ThornburghThornburghExpansion of our marketing efforts on behalf of Pennsyl
     1405           2          4          1986                        Archives            404 #GBA?year=1986#
                                                 ThornburghThornburghWe enacted over 50 pieces of legislation designed to aid
     1573           3          3          1987   Casey               And, because we 402 #GBA?year=1987#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal recognize that the agricultural commu
     2091           2          7          1989   Casey               Agriculture, our number one industry, also's
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=1989# a full partne
     2092           2          7          1989   Casey               With the Journal 498 #GBA?year=1989#
                                                           PA House Legislative release of $13 million in capital funds last Augu
     2093           2          7          1989   Casey               I intend to strengthen #GBA?year=1989#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 402 agriculture further with over $1.5
     2094           2          7          1989   Casey               I propose we add 498 #GBA?year=1989#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal another $1.5 million to the agricultura
     2095           2          7          1989   Casey               This will Journal 498 #GBA?year=1989#
                                                           PA House Legislativebring our three-year increase to nearly $9 millio
     2096           2          7          1989   Casey               I also recommend another million dollars
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 498 #GBA?year=1989# for the PennAg
     2097           2          7          1989   Casey               To assure consumer confidence in our food
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 403 #GBA?year=1989# producers, I
     2098           2          7          1989   Casey               And I'm asking for $390,000 for agricultural
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 404 #GBA?year=1989# promotion c
     2456           2          6          1990   Casey               Agriculture's still 400 #GBA?year=1990#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvania's number one industry.
     2457           2          6          1990   Casey               In recognition of 402 #GBA?year=1990#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal its importance, we've increased our co
     2458           2          6          1990   Casey               Certain key programs #GBA?year=1990#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 498have shown even greater gains: Fu
     2459           2          6          1990   Casey               Agricultural promotion 170 percent.
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 404 #GBA?year=1990#
     2460           2          6          1990   Casey               Support to county fairs 36 percent.
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 404 #GBA?year=1990#
     2461           2          6          1990   Casey               And animal health research by 38 percent.
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 405 #GBA?year=1990#
     2462           2          6          1990   Casey               We'll celebrate the 75th anniversary of our
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 404 #GBA?year=1990# great Farmsh
     2463           2          6          1990   Casey               And this Journal 400 #GBA?year=1990#
                                                           PA House Legislativeyear, we'll make the first expenditure of funds f
     2717           2          6          1991   Casey               And we will maintain agriculture's position
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=1991# as Pennsylva
     2718           2          6          1991   Casey               This year, our General #GBA?year=1991#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 Fund commitment to agriculture
     3760           2          6          1996   Ridge               Well, you may clap if you think agriculture
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=1996# is important.
     3761           2          6          1996   Ridge               I do, too.
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=1996#
     5192           2          8          2000   Ridge               To kick off Growing Greener, we intend to
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2000# preserve 100
     5193           2          8          2000   Ridge               Did you know that since 1970, Pennsylvania
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2000# has lost mo
     5194           2          8          2000   Ridge               Over 24,000 farms have disappeared, and
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2000# one thing is fo
     5197           2          8          2000   Ridge               You have to remember, this is some of the
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2000# most produc
     5202           2          8          2000   Ridge               Mr. Jay Hicks: I have been a farmer all my
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2000# life.
     5203           2          8          2000   Ridge               Growing Journal 400 #GBA?year=2000#
                                                           PA House Legislativeup in a farm family, I spent more hours out on a
     5205           2          8          2000   Ridge               Mr. John Journal 400 the most difficult situations right
                                                           PA House Legislative Hicks: One of #GBA?year=2000#
     5206           2          8          2000   Ridge               The temptation to sell #GBA?year=2000#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 the farm and simply cash in is wh
     5207           2          8          2000   Ridge               A lot of people that have spoken to us, they
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2000# say, oh, you
     5513           2          6          2001   Ridge               and perhaps our 400 #GBA?year=2001#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal greatest accomplishment, more than 3
     5514           2          6          2001   Ridge               In fact, we have just been named the number one State
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2001#
     5515           2          6          2001   Ridge               Some of Journal 400 #GBA?year=2001#
                                                           PA House Legislativethose responsible are with our Secretary of Agr
     6591           3         25          2003   Rendell   x                              402 to provide special eligibility criter
                                                                     For our farmers I want #GBA?year=2003(2)#
     6592           3         25          2003   Rendell   x                              402 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                                                     By allowing more of our farmers to be eligible for this pr
     6963           2          3          2004   Rendell             This is not because farmers want to abandon their way o
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2004#
     6964           2          3          2004   Rendell             In fact, there are 400 #GBA?year=2004#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 1700 farms on the waiting list to enter
     6965           2          3          2004   Rendell             But the Economic 400 #GBA?year=2004#
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal realities of farming today often leave
     6970           2          3          2004   Rendell             Our farmland Preservation Program works
                                                           PA House Legislative Journal 400 #GBA?year=2004# because we p
     7101           2          9          2005   Rendell             For                  402 equipment loans from our traditi
                                                           PA Powerport the first time ever, #GBA?year=2005#
       26           3          7          1979                        Archives          1500 #GBA?year=1979#
                                                 ThornburghThornburghWe must attract new industry here, and encourage the e
       41           3          7          1979                        Archives          1524 #GBA?year=1979#
                                                 ThornburghThornburghAnother area of particularly great potential is the tourist
  42   3   7   1979                         Archives           1524 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghAlthough one of our larger industries already, there is a
  43   3   7   1979                         Archives           1524 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur state is rich in historic, cultural and natural treasure
  44   3   7   1979                         Archives           1524 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghWith a relatively modest investment, New York State ha
  45   3   7   1979                         am proposing $1million for an enhanced tourist advert
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           1524 #GBA?year=1979#
 217   2   5   1980                         Archives           1524 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghA $2.25 million tourist advertising campaign, to see that
 377   2   3   1981                         Archives           1524 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt would continue, through our tourist advertising campa
 422   2   3   1981                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghOther agencies, like the Liquor Control Board, have had
 423   2   3   1981                         recommend that you abolish the state store system an
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1981#
 426   2   3   1981                         Archives           1523 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghTo enhance our capabilities here in Pennsylvania, I prop
 571   2   9   1982                         Archives           1524 industry hit record
                      ThornburghThornburghOur travel and tourism #GBA?year=1982# levels over th
 572   2   9   1982                         Archives           1521 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur industrial advertising effort, our Small Business Acti
 584   2   9   1982                         Archives           1521 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghNumerous surveys have made it clear that small busines
 585   2   9   1982                         believe            true #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archivesit also is 1521 that the most spectacular gains in
 799   2   8   1983                         therefore          1504 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives propose today that we establish, immediatel
 811   2   8   1983                         Archives           1500 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd as we choose our mode of travel, let us remember
 812   2   8   1983                         Archives           1500 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburgh"Others as a cow…to be milked.
 813   2   8   1983                         Archives           1500 see it as a sturdy horse pulling th
                      ThornburghThornburghBut few are those who #GBA?year=1983#
 814   2   8   1983                         Archives           of private enterprise pulled Pennsylvan
                      ThornburghThornburghThe sturdy horse 1500 #GBA?year=1983#
 815   2   8   1983                         Archives           1500 have been preparing
                      ThornburghThornburghFor four years now, we#GBA?year=1983# for this jou
 816   2   8   1983                         Archives            taxing, spending and regulatory policie
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have pursued1500 #GBA?year=1983#
 821   2   8   1983                         Archives           1500 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThey can find that friend in our advertising and promotio
 822   2   8   1983                         Archives           1500 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThey can find that friend in the Small Business Action Ce
 903   2   8   1983                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThere is, of course, another group of Pennsylvanians wh
 904   2   8   1983                         am speaking of the long besieged, long bewildered and
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1983#
 905   2   8   1983                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat monopoly-so remote from either the pressure of p
 906   2   8   1983                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghRather than doing "more with less," our Liquor Control B
 907   2   8   1983                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs if this were not enough, no private business would ev
 910   2   8   1983                         propose            1528 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives again that we abolish the state store system a
 911   2   8   1983                         Archives           1521 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn doing so, of course, we also would be providing new o
 912   2   8   1983                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile there is not justification for continued state involv
 995   2   7   1984                         Archives           1500 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must continue to help Pennsylvania firms remain an
 998   2   7   1984                         Archives           1521 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must continue to encourage the establishment and
1013   2   7   1984                         Archives           1500 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn fact, one stimulus for the current national recovery ha
1030   2   7   1984                         Archives           1500 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghYet these and other potential employers often face start
1035   2   7   1984                         recommend that you approve such legislation this year
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           1500 #GBA?year=1984#
1036   2   7   1984                         also recommend a state appropriation of $2 million thi
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           1521 #GBA?year=1984#
1047   2   7   1984                         also recommend that #GBA?year=1984# percent, to $8
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           1500 we increase by 15
1048   2   7   1984                         Archives           1524 industry alone produces over $7
                      ThornburghThornburghThe travel and tourism #GBA?year=1984#
1050   2   7   1984                         Archives           1521 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghRenew our commitments to the Small Business Action C
1073   2   7   1984                         Archives            I proposed a more comprehensive pla
                      ThornburghThornburghTwo months ago,1528 #GBA?year=1984#
1074   2   7   1984                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghConsumer complaints about the State Store system are
1075   2   7   1984                         Archives           1528 reasonable selections and servic
                      ThornburghThornburghTheir inability to obtain#GBA?year=1984#
1076   2   7   1984                         Archives            hours and locations, combined with po
                      ThornburghThornburghThe inconvenient1528 #GBA?year=1984#
1077   2   7   1984                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghEditorial opinion has been nearly unanimous in support
1078   2   7   1984                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghPublic opinion polls, both statewide and those conducte
1079   2   7   1984                         am prepared, for the remainder of my term if necessar
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1984#
1085   2   7   1984                         Archives           1528 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs you know, I have recommended that the estimated $
1157   2   7   1984                         Archives          1504 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThey are, of course, the unemployed workers and distre
1234   2   5   1985                         Archives          1525 near Scranton.
                      ThornburghThornburghA ski resort has opened#GBA?year=1985#
1235   2   5   1985                         Archives          1500 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghFour major movies made in the Keystone State are prem
1238   2   5   1985                         Archives          1524 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghTourism is up while crime is down.
1241   2   5   1985                         Archives          1500 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd even General Motors is looking us over in its search
1268   2   5   1985                         Archives          1521 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghIncreased funding for our small business programs, whic
1270   2   5   1985                         Archives           effort to promote tourism
                      ThornburghThornburghA doubling of our1524 #GBA?year=1985# and econom
1277   2   5   1985                         Archives          1500 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe do mean business here in Pennsylvania, and we inte
1307   2   5   1985                         Archives          1528 be decided before
                      ThornburghThornburghThe fate of the LCB will#GBA?year=1985# the end of the
1308   2   5   1985                         am confident that the#GBA?year=1985# it is time fo
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          1528 people will say "yes,
1404   2   4   1986                         Archives          1524 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe expanded our exports, and we launched one of the m
1422   2   4   1986                         recommend we 1524 #GBA?year=1986#to $8.1 million
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          increase by 60 percent,
1495   2   4   1986                         Archives          1528 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd finally, I recommend once again that you provide an
1541   3   3   1987   Casey               We have Journal 1528 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative also begun the complex reconciliation of ideas
1542   3   3   1987   Casey               The solution will 1528 the stubborn pet
                                PA House Legislative Journal not be#GBA?year=1987#theory of the G
1543   3   3   1987   Casey               We have Journal 1505 that in this administration the St
                                PA House Legislative served notice #GBA?year=1987#
1544   3   3   1987   Casey               But in the process, we #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1505 have discovered that we must firs
1607   3   3   1987   Casey               If it is to Journal 1525 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislativebegin serving its mandated role as consumer w
1608   3   3   1987   Casey               And that Journal 1525 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative is why this year's budget finally begins to corre
1623   3   3   1987   Casey               We will conduct 1526 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journalan intensive, professional study of the m
1656   2   9   1988   Casey               While nationally 1500 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journalthere was a near 7-percent decrease in
1657   2   9   1988   Casey               While business failures in other mid-Atlantic
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1988# States incre
1762   2   9   1988   Casey               These investments in #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1500training people must be matched b
1763   2   9   1988   Casey               In the past year, 1500 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journalwe made major strides toward improvi
1794   2   9   1988   Casey               In this budget, I am also backing up a pledge
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1505 #GBA?year=1988# I made last
1795   2   9   1988   Casey               A key element of that #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1525 proposal compels insurance comp
1796   2   9   1988   Casey               But that Journal 1525 no good to us if our
                                PA House Legislativeinformation is #GBA?year=1988# Insurance De
1797   2   9   1988   Casey               I ask you Journal 1525 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative to increase the Insurance Department budget b
1798   2   9   1988   Casey               That is an investment #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1525which will pay big dividends to mi
1833   2   9   1988   Casey               It encourages business.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1988#
1845   2   7   1989   Casey               The second was 1501 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journalthe court's ruling last Friday on the so-c
1849   2   7   1989   Casey               The second reminder #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1501came last Friday when the state Su
1850   2   7   1989   Casey               As a result of this decision, the commonwealth could be
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1501 #GBA?year=1989#
1852   2   7   1989   Casey               Otherwise the banking industry will have
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1501 #GBA?year=1989#paid virtually n
1855   2   7   1989   Casey               The bank shares 1501 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journalcase requires the same response.
1856   2   7   1989   Casey               In consultation with the leadership of both
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1501 #GBA?year=1989# the house an
1857   2   7   1989   Casey               I'm confident that, once again, you'll rise
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1501 #GBA?year=1989#to the occasion
1999   2   7   1989   Casey               We'll also protect families that're on the verge of becom
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1504 #GBA?year=1989#
2000   2   7   1989   Casey               To help them, I propose $11.5 million to extend the life
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1504 #GBA?year=1989#
2087   2   7   1989   Casey               We'll increase Business Infrastructure Development gran
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1989#
2099   2   7   1989   Casey               Tourism's a major industry in Pennsylvania.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1989#
2100   2   7   1989   Casey               And I intend to continue the aggressive, highly successfu
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1989#
2101   2   7   1989   Casey               We're letting the world know that "America
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1989# Starts Here,
2102   2   7   1989   Casey               We've turned around decade-long decline
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1524a#GBA?year=1989# in our share
2103   2   7   1989   Casey               The numbers aren't in #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1524 yet, but we estimate that traveler
2104   2   7   1989   Casey               We're among the top #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1524states in tourism spending, and I r
2105   2   7   1989   Casey               I'm proposing $11 million - a 22 percent increase for sta
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1989#
2106   2   7   1989   Casey             I also propose $7 million for local and regional tourism p
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1989#
2275   2   6   1990   Casey             Another Journal 1504 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative$7.5 million will help protect families who are in
2686   2   6   1991   Casey             Now, that meant tax cuts for Pennsylvania
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1991# business tota
2694   2   6   1991   Casey             Through Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeour Commerce Department, we give Pennsylva
2695   2   6   1991   Casey             And this Journal will #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeyear, we1500continue to make Pennsylvania an
2707   2   6   1991   Casey             and $5.3 Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative million in increases to our business Machinery
2711   2   6   1991   Casey             that Ford Electronics will bring to Montgomery County;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1991#
2712   2   6   1991   Casey             and that Journal 1500 will bring to Luzerne
                              PA House LegislativeLord & Taylor #GBA?year=1991# County- all p
3048   2   9   1993   Casey             High hopes for high consumer spending alone cannot su
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1993#
3061   2   9   1993   Casey             promote Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative tourism- Pennsylvania's second largest industry
3110   2   9   1993   Casey             And finally, to help financially strapped Pennsylvanians k
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1504 #GBA?year=1993#
3385   2   8   1994   Casey             The Sunny Day Program, for example, would
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1994# receive an
3500   3   7   1995   Ridge             This reduction will help level the playing field with our n
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1995#
3502   3   7   1995   Ridge             New small businesses #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1521 deserve the chance to survive.
3505   3   7   1995   Ridge             That is about to change.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1995#
3506   3   7   1995   Ridge             This tax incentive encourages new businesses to work th
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1995#
3507   3   7   1995   Ridge             And by increasing the #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1521deduction, the cap, to $1 million,
3525   3   7   1995   Ridge             Public dollars supporting local tourism yield
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1995# a high rate o
3526   3   7   1995   Ridge             Support of our tourism industry is increased
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1995# as well.
3660   2   6   1996   Ridge             Shortly, the General Assembly will reconvene in this cha
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=1996#
3661   2   6   1996   Ridge             Pennsylvanians helped one another survive
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=1996# the blizzard
3662   2   6   1996   Ridge             As their elected representatives, we will join
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=1996# together to
3663   2   6   1996   Ridge             It is our desire, it is our duty, to help them
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=1996# rebuild.
3721   2   6   1996   Ridge             As a company doing business in three states,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1996# we face a d
3728   2   6   1996   Ridge             But, ladies and gentlemen, the flight is already under wa
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1996#
3729   2   6   1996   Ridge             Just ask 200 men and #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1521women who are unemployed in so
3730   2   6   1996   Ridge             Ask them if they 1521 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journaland their families would have enjoyed t
3736   2   6   1996   Ridge             That employer is in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, and it expa
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1996#
3762   2   6   1996   Ridge             And we will attract the dollars of foreign and
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1996# domestic v
3902   2   6   1996   Ridge             When the blizzard and #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1523 the flood struck, State governme
3905   2   6   1996   Ridge             PennDOT and the Department of General
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=1996# Services work
3906   2   6   1996   Ridge             They worked around the clock to clear snow-covered ro
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=1996#
3907   2   6   1996   Ridge             Our park Journal 1523 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative system and State universities loaned heavy equ
3908   2   6   1996   Ridge             The Department 1504 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal of Banking worked with the private ind
3909   2   6   1996   Ridge             The Blizzard Brigade was out in full force.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=1996#
3933   2   4   1997   Ridge             By this year's end, the #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1500 cost of doing business in Pennsylv
4009   2   4   1997   Ridge             Family Savings Accounts give some of our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1599 #GBA?year=1997# families an in
4010   2   4   1997   Ridge             And just Journal 1599 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativeas importantly, this will help to connect people
4014   2   4   1997   Ridge             Nancy's dream was to #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1521 own a cleaning business.
4015   2   4   1997   Ridge             But a lot Journal 1521 her she could not
                              PA House Legislativeof people told#GBA?year=1997#do it.
4050   2   4   1997   Ridge             Soon, you have an entire block that is filled
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1997# with small b
4051   2   4   1997   Ridge             They are Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative owned and they are run by people who live the
4053   2   4   1997   Ridge             But it is difficult to get #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1504 a loan in struggling neighborhood
4054   2   4   1997   Ridge             Credit is Journal 1504 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativescarce and resources are few.
4055   2   4   1997   Ridge             With your help, we will change that.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1504 #GBA?year=1997#
4157   2   4   1997   Ridge             We have Journal 1524 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative made another commitment to promote tourism
4158   2   4   1997   Ridge             We are proud of 1524 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvania;
4159   2   4   1997   Ridge                 We are proud of 1524 #GBA?year=1997#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvania and we are going to tell th
4181   2   4   1997   Ridge                 Finally, the people have told us they want
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1528 #GBA?year=1997# government t
4182   2   4   1997   Ridge                 Next month I will detail my proposal to privatize the Sta
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1528 #GBA?year=1997#
4185   2   4   1997   Ridge                 In the meantime, let me say this: we will sell
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1528 #GBA?year=1997# the State's
4186   2   4   1997   Ridge                 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1528 #GBA?year=1997# be even stro
4310   2   3   1998   Ridge                 In Mansfield, Pennsylvania, a 20-year-old
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1998#entrepreneur
4311   2   3   1998   Ridge                 All he had was a 1521 #GBA?year=1998#
                                  PA House Legislative Journaldream, a drive to succeed, and the desi
4326   2   3   1998   Ridge                 The relationship 1500 #GBA?year=1998#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalbetween government and the business
4327   2   3   1998   Ridge                 It is one of cooperation and partnership.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1998#
4328   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Pennsylvania's assistance with low-interest
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1998# expansion lo
4329   2   3   1998   Ridge                 This used to be a vacant department store
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=1998# in the area.
4335   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Working Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1998#
                                  PA House Legislativefor Kingdom Computers has been a very reward
4336   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Not only Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1998#
                                  PA House Legislativedoes it allow Linda and I to work together, whic
4337   2   3   1998   Ridge                 I have been with the company a little over
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1998# 7 years, and i
4338   2   3   1998   Ridge                 I have been able 1521 #GBA?year=1998#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal to build my family's future better, the f
4350   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Mrs. Ulmer: Governor #GBA?year=1998#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1521 and the General Assembly, we wa
4508   2   3   1998   Ridge                 But it costs money to #GBA?year=1998#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1521make jobs accessible- money that
4509   2   3   1998   Ridge                 That is why today I propose a Capital Access
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1998# Program to
4625   2   2   1999   Ridge                 First, we Journal 1521 hand to the backbone of Pennsy
                                  PA House Legislativelend a helping#GBA?year=1999#
4626   2   2   1999   Ridge                 We slash Journal 1521 #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative their minimum tax by one third, giving 150,000
4640   2   2   1999   Ridge                 For starters, we need #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1520to expand the net operating loss d
4641   2   2   1999   Ridge                 It is critical to young tech firms.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1520 #GBA?year=1999#
4883   2   8   2000   Ridge                 These partnerships may not get the ink of
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2000# an AOL (Amer
4892   2   8   2000   Ridge                 You probably noticed #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500that Bill Gates recently stepped do
4905   2   8   2000   Ridge                 So we are real excited #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 about these partnerships.
5463   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Concerned business leaders are ready to
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2001#help, too.
5279   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It should Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative be a foundation firm enough for every entrepr
5281   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The business cycle around here used to be
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2001# a real white-k
5345   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Government has a role in helping our companies and wo
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2001#
5358   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Let me introduce the company that has made it possible
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2001#
5365   2   6   2001   Ridge                 I am standing on our 24th floor in our global
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2001# market ope
5366   2   6   2001   Ridge                 They are Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative responsible for monitoring those markets and
5367   2   6   2001   Ridge                 And in any given 1500 FreeMarkets, we
                                  PA House Legislative Journal day at#GBA?year=2001#may have 40 o
5491   2   6   2001   Ridge                 These quality-of-life investments help keep
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=2001# Pennsylvania
5492   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We are the place to be.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=2001#
5493   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Last year Journal 1524 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative we hosted the Republican National Convention
5494   2   6   2001   Ridge                 This year Journal 1526 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative we will welcome a more straitlaced crowed: th
5496   2   6   2001   Ridge                 More tourism, more jobs, and maybe, just
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=2001# maybe, more
5497   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Remember, "Pennsylvanian" is another word for a touris
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=2001#
5505   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Customers have 1500 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalgreater choices, and consumers and bu
5506   2   6   2001   Ridge                 So if any Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislativecompanies in California are watching or listenin
5719   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Within hours of the devastating World Trade Center coll
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=2002#
5720   2   5   2002   Schweiker             You saw Journal 1523 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative"Pennsylvania" written on their backs.
5721   2   5   2002   Schweiker             All of America saw it.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=2002#
5722   2   5   2002   Schweiker             They saw Pennsylvania stepping up to help
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=2002# a neighbor in
5723   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And, my Journal 1523 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislativefriends, we are honored to have with us today t
5724   2   5   2002   Schweiker             How proud they 1523 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalmade us.
5725   2    5   2002   Schweiker             Gentlemen, would you please stand to be
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=2002# recognized.
5726   2    5   2002   Schweiker             They are Journal 1523 the chamber.
                                   PA House Legislative in the back of #GBA?year=2002#
5727   2    5   2002   Schweiker             Richly deserved, 1523 you and all team members, and
                                   PA House Legislative Journaland to#GBA?year=2002#
5728   2    5   2002   Schweiker             Great job.
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1523 #GBA?year=2002#
5729   2    5   2002   Schweiker             We honor you today, #GBA?year=2002#
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1523but we also honor thousands of ot
5740   2    5   2002   Schweiker             So today am proud to name Earl Freilino
                                   PA House Legislative IJournal 1523 #GBA?year=2002# as Pennsylvan
5742   2    5   2002   Schweiker             The director will 1523 directly to me, and
                                   PA House Legislative Journalreport#GBA?year=2002# he will admin
5830   2    5   2002   Schweiker             We will pay for it with #GBA?year=2002#
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1502 the PIDA stimulus plan I mentione
5909   2    5   2002   Schweiker             And our Journal 1523 #GBA?year=2002#
                                   PA House Legislativestatewide radio network makes our emergency
5910   2    5   2002   Schweiker             It instantly links State #GBA?year=2002#
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1523agencies like PEMA (Pennsylvania
6134   3    4   2003   Rendell               This                 not include any new revenues from ga
                                   PA Powerport budget does 1526 #GBA?year=2003#
6139   3    4   2003   Rendell               Changing the calculation of the escheat dormancy perio
                                   PA Powerport                  1505 #GBA?year=2003#
6156   3    4   2003   Rendell               This                1524 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport budget cuts the marketing budget for businesses an
6288   3    4   2003   Rendell               It                   to ask this Legislature to
                                   PA Powerportis my intention 1526 #GBA?year=2003# follow the lea
6289   3    4   2003   Rendell               Today, Pennsylvanians #GBA?year=2003#to spend more
                                   PA Powerport                  1526 leave our borders
6290   3    4   2003   Rendell               I am                1526 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport sensitive to the concerns that legislators and others
6292   3    4   2003   Rendell               What's worse, this gaming exodus threatens to destroy
                                   PA Powerport                  1526 #GBA?year=2003#
6293   3    4   2003   Rendell               Not                 1526 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport only groomers, handlers, and thousands of race trac
6294   3    4   2003   Rendell               Our                 1526 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport racetracks cannot compete against tracks in other s
6295   3    4   2003   Rendell               For                 1526 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport all of these reasons, interest in expanded gaming in
6296   3    4   2003   Rendell               I therefore propose that we act in this session to approv
                                   PA Powerport                  1526 #GBA?year=2003#
6297   3    4   2003   Rendell               Let                 1526 place tight controls
                                   PA Powerport us work together to#GBA?year=2003# on its opera
6298   3    4   2003   Rendell               Let                 1526 place tight controls
                                   PA Powerport us work together to#GBA?year=2003# on its opera
6623   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1526 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             I realize that if this General Assembly approves legalizing
6624   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1526 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             So I am proposing today that Pennsylvania follow the lea
6625   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1526 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             I recognize the concerns that some have expressed abou
6626   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1526 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             But we cannot continue to ignore the fact that Pennsylv
6627   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1526 issue, Pennsylvanians
                                             As I said before, on this#GBA?year=2003(2)# are voting
6628   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1526 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             Legalizing slot machines at Pennsylvania race tracks will
6820   2    3   2004   Rendell               Our Department 1501 #GBA?year=2004#
                                   PA House Legislative Journal of Banking is embarking on far-reachin
6821   2    3   2004   Rendell               Our department 1505 #GBA?year=2004#
                                   PA House Legislative Journalof Insurance will soon open an Office o
6822   2    3   2004   Rendell               And Representative Dwight Evens came to
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1505 #GBA?year=2004# us with a gre
6823   2    3   2004   Rendell               He suggested that I appoint a task force on
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1504 #GBA?year=2004# working fam
6824   2    3   2004   Rendell               I plan to Journal 1504 #GBA?year=2004#
                                   PA House Legislativecreate that task force this month.
6826   2    3   2004   Rendell               This package will combine Federal and State
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2004# money and
6925   2    3   2004   Rendell               Increasingly, they make that investment decision not jus
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2004#
6931   2    3   2004   Rendell               We should recognize that we are sitting on
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=2004# a tourism go
6935   2    3   2004   Rendell               For example, this spring we intend to advertise in the Ph
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=2004#
6936   2    3   2004   Rendell               The incredible view from atop the Kinzua
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1524 #GBA?year=2004#Dam, the brea
7022   2    3   2004   Rendell               Existing businesses will grow and new firms
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1500 #GBA?year=2004# will come w
7110   2    9   2005   Rendell               The                 1500 #GBA?year=2005#
                                   PA Powerport private sector has recognized the value of our stimu
7113   2    9   2005   Rendell               Other private sector lenders are now competing to mee
                                   PA Powerport                  1521 #GBA?year=2005#
7114   2    9   2005   Rendell               Last                1521 #GBA?year=2005#
                                   PA Powerport month, Sovereign Bank announced a loan fund of 2
7115   2    9   2005   Rendell               These are the very firms where innovation is likely to ha
                                   PA Powerport                  1521 #GBA?year=2005#
7121   2    9   2005   Rendell               state-of-the art approaches to the creation of venture ca
                                   PA Powerport                  1599 #GBA?year=2005#
7156   2    9   2005   Rendell               At                  1528 #GBA?year=2005#
                                   PA Powerport long last, we are also taking an entrepreneurial appro
7157   2    9   2005   Rendell               And                 1528 #GBA?year=2005#
                                   PA Powerport it’s working here, too: profits from liquor sales incre
7158   2   9   2005   Rendell             Already this year 1528 in state stores are 6.5 percent hig
                                PA Powerport                  sales #GBA?year=2005#
7159   2   9   2005   Rendell             For                 we are making it possible
                                PA Powerport the first time 1528 #GBA?year=2005# for Pennsylv
7160   2   9   2005   Rendell             The                 1528 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport results have been phenomenal.
7246   2   9   2005   Rendell             Fifty               1500 major contributors
                                PA Powerport years ago the two #GBA?year=2005# to business su
7247   2   9   2005   Rendell             To                  1500 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport those ingredients they added the hard work of their e
7373   2   9   2005   Rendell             I have witnessed 1500 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport                  a dramatic shift in the focus of our bus
7439   2   8   2006   Rendell             But                 1526 significantly different
                                PA Powerport there is something #GBA?year=2006# about this y
7440   2   8   2006   Rendell             All                 1526 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport Pennsylvanians are proud of the Steelers and their br
7567   2   8   2006   Rendell             This                1500 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport type of research has tremendous importance in the
7568   2   8   2006   Rendell             And                 1500 the process of supporting great n
                                PA Powerport that means that in#GBA?year=2006#
7693   2   8   2006   Rendell             This                1521 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport budget also increases our tax credit for research an
7694   2   8   2006   Rendell             While we cannot 1500 #GBA?year=2006#– that would r
                                PA Powerport                  completely uncap NOLs
7695   2   8   2006   Rendell             Therefore this budget begins to uncap NOLs by raising o
                                PA Powerport                  1500 #GBA?year=2006#
7696   2   8   2006   Rendell             Should future revenues#GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport                  1500 permit us to continue to uncap t
8015   2   6   2007   Rendell             The                  profits would be taxed at
                                PA Powerport Pennsylvania1500 #GBA?year=2007# a rate of 6.1
8016   2   6   2007   Rendell             Even                1500 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport at this greatly reduced rate, however, the new tax
8152   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          1501 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          Ironically, the Great Depression grew out of a banking cr
8153   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          1501 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          Today, our nation also confronts a banking crisis of signi
8154   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          1501 faced, President Roosevelt said,
                                          To address the crisis he#GBA?year=2008#
8156   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           swift passage of the package of mortg
                                          That is why I urge1501 #GBA?year=2008#
8157   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          1504 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          We have all learned this lesson the hard way -- our laws
8158   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          1504 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          Nothing is more important to Pennsylvania families than
8693   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1526 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          To pay for this program, I propose today that the Comm
8694   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1526 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          As you know, video poker has long been a popular, thou
8695   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1526 17,000 video poker
                                          There are an estimated#GBA?year=2009# machines in
8696   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1526 poker is a thriving
                                          By any measure, video #GBA?year=2009#business in Pen
8697   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1526 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Several other states have acted to wrest control of this a
8700   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1526 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Despite what some might think, I do not view the legaliz
8701   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           to any such expansion,
                                          I remain opposed1526 #GBA?year=2009#and I have said
8702   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1526 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          But we are not talking about an expansion, because vide
8703   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1526 is to take control of
                                          Rather, what I propose #GBA?year=2009# this industry
8724   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1507 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In August 2008, Albert Boscov saw the chain of stores th
8725   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1507 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          As the business world waited for the death knell to soun
8727   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1507 when many corporate CEOs wer
                                          In December, at a time #GBA?year=2009#
8728   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          is working in partnership
                                          Today, Al Boscov 1507 #GBA?year=2009# with the Com
8729   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1507 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In approving the sale, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge h
8730   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1599 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          And that faith appears to be paying off: last week, Bosco
8731   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          Al Boscov and his family
                                          The courage that 1599 #GBA?year=2009# have shown, a
8732   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          us this morning, and I ask
                                          Al Boscov is with 1500 #GBA?year=2009# that he stand
8631   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          1504 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          We cannot let the state of the credit markets shut down
8632   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          when I proposed the stimulus in 2003,
                                          I believe, as I did 1500 #GBA?year=2009#
 212   2   5   1980                        Archives            201 our Minority Business Developm
                      ThornburghThornburghUnder new leadership, #GBA?year=1980#
 375   2   3   1981                        Archives            201 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt would continue the efforts of a revitalized Pennsylvan
 570   2   9   1982                        Archives            201 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Autho
 819   2   8   1983                        Archives             friend in our Minority Business Develo
                      ThornburghThornburghThey can find that 201 #GBA?year=1983#
 909   2   8   1983                        Archives            208 to criticism, of course, is to attem
                      ThornburghThornburghThe agency's response #GBA?year=1983#
1049   2   7   1984                        Archives            201 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn addition I recommend that we: Increase by 50 percen
1413   2   4   1986                         Archives            no #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe also have seen201 less than a 150-fold increase in th
2223   2   6   1990   Casey               Recently Journal 210 #GBA?year=1990#
                                PA House Legislative we extended protection to unborn children by
2224   2   6   1990   Casey               But now Journal 210 #GBA?year=1990#
                                PA House Legislativewe most go further and affirmatively encourag
2225   2   6   1990   Casey               Alternatives which reach out to women who
                                PA House Legislative Journal 210 #GBA?year=1990# are pregna
2226   2   6   1990   Casey               Alternatives which give real support to women who are
                                PA House Legislative Journal 210 #GBA?year=1990#
2227   2   6   1990   Casey               To begin Journal 210 proposing in this
                                PA House Legislative this effort, I'm#GBA?year=1990#budget women
2228   2   6   1990   Casey               For poor Journal 210 #GBA?year=1990#
                                PA House Legislative women who are not pregnant, $1 million for co
2229   2   6   1990   Casey               For poor Journal 210 #GBA?year=1990#
                                PA House Legislative women who are pregnant, $1 million for basic
2454   2   6   1990   Casey               Consistent with that commitment, and on
                                PA House Legislative Journal 202 #GBA?year=1990# the recomme
3893   2   6   1996   Ridge               We have Journal 208 #GBA?year=1996#
                                PA House Legislative increased electronic access to information with
4560   2   2   1999   Ridge               And we are a top 202 for women-owned
                                PA House Legislative Journal state #GBA?year=1999# businesses.
5640   2   6   2001   Ridge               Finally, I Journal 208 #GBA?year=2001#
                                PA House Legislativeask that we work together to update our 44-ye
5641   2   6   2001   Ridge               Times have changed, but this law sure has
                                PA House Legislative Journal 208 #GBA?year=2001# not.
5642   2   6   2001   Ridge               It did not even contemplate the photocopier, let alone e
                                PA House Legislative Journal 208 #GBA?year=2001#
5643   2   6   2001   Ridge               We will propose series of amendments
                                PA House Legislative Journala 208 #GBA?year=2001#to make public
5644   2   6   2001   Ridge               And I respectfully 208 #GBA?year=2001#
                                PA House Legislative Journal suggest one other change: to include t
5646   2   6   2001   Ridge               The General Assembly #GBA?year=2001#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 208 of 44 years ago may have feared
5647   2   6   2001   Ridge               this one Journal
                                PA House Legislativeneed not.208 #GBA?year=2001#
7132   2   9   2005   Rendell             While reaping these savings we more than doubled the
                                PA Powerport                   201 #GBA?year=2005#
7515   2   8   2006   Rendell             Sadly, Coretta Scott King passed away last week.
                                PA Powerport                   201 #GBA?year=2006#
7516   2   8   2006   Rendell             We                   201 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport will all miss her inspired work to help us realize the d
7517   2   8   2006   Rendell             Dr.                   “The ultimate measure
                                PA Powerport King once said,200 #GBA?year=2006# of a man is no
  28   3   7   1979                         am proposing $15 million for the Pennsylvania Industri
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1979#
  29   3   7   1979                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis is nearly four times what was provided in the curren
  30   3   7   1979                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghAt the same time, we have begun to improve the admin
  31   3   7   1979                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn addition to upgrading PIDA, I am recommending seve
  39   3   7   1979                         Archives           existing businesses an incentive to exp
                      ThornburghThornburghThis also will give1411 #GBA?year=1979#
  40   3   7   1979                         Archives           defer $65 million in revenues into futu
                      ThornburghThornburghThis measure will1411 #GBA?year=1979#
  62   3   7   1979                         Archives          1400 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghEconomic development.
 206   2   5   1980                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt will take sustained, intelligent and prudent use of our
 207   2   5   1980                         therefore         1411 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives recommend to you a $20 million appropriati
 208   2   5   1980                         Archives          1411 the PIDA reform legislation now
                      ThornburghThornburghWith timely passage of #GBA?year=1980#
 209   2   5   1980                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghLast year, you raised the PIDA appropriation by $11 mill
 210   2   5   1980                         Archives          Pennsylvania jobs will be
                      ThornburghThornburghMore than 4,000 1411 #GBA?year=1980# created as a r
 211   2   5   1980                         Archives          1411 investment deserves not only to
                      ThornburghThornburghSuch an obviously good#GBA?year=1980#
 213   2   5   1980                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghBecause this program tends to supplement our broader
 221   2   5   1980                         also am           1411 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives taking steps to coordinate interdepartmental i
 268   2   5   1980                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghIncreased funding for the Minority Business Developmen
 279   2   5   1980                         Archives          1408 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghAlso contingent upon the savings from welfare reform is
 280   2   5   1980                         Archives          1408 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThere is no excuse for our continued neglect of the heal
 281   2   5   1980                         suggest           1408 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archiveswe put an end to that neglect - once and for al
 304   2   5   1980                         speak, of         1400 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives course, of our communities.
 305   2   5   1980                         Archives          1401 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghIf we can, indeed, do more with less in Pennsylvania nex
 306   2   5   1980                         Archives          1400 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghSuccessful community conservation includes virtually all
 307   2   5   1980                         Archives          things peculiar to the very
                      ThornburghThornburghThere are certain1400 #GBA?year=1980# concept of c
 308   2   5   1980                         Archives          1400 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghOne of these is decent housing.
 309   2   5   1980                         Archives          1406 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget cannot provide a new home for every Penns
 374   2   3   1981                         Archives           the #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt would continue1411efforts of a Pennsylvania Industria
 380   2   3   1981                         Archives          however, in which a continuation of e
                      ThornburghThornburghThere's one area,1411 #GBA?year=1981#
 515   2   3   1981                         Archives         1400 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghBecause people of all ages and generations measure the
 518   2   3   1981                         Archives         1401 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghIndeed, it is only because of our special commitment to
 569   2   9   1982                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe loan program of the Pennsylvania Industrial Develop
 685   2   9   1982                         am proposing a 1407million appropriation to complete
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives         $7.4 #GBA?year=1982#
 687   2   9   1982                         Archives         1400 people pursue their
                      ThornburghThornburghAs we seek to help our #GBA?year=1982# dreams on a
 688   2   9   1982                         Archives         community conservation
                      ThornburghThornburghOur emphasis on 1400 #GBA?year=1982# in Pennsylvan
 691   2   9   1982                         Archives         1403 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget would provide for a continued focus on hou
 692   2   9   1982                         Archives         1406 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe legislation you passed and I signed two months ago,
 693   2   9   1982                         Archives         1401 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur various community revitalization efforts must not b
 694   2   9   1982                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghTo more effectively coordinate our housing effort with o
 695   2   9   1982                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile these areas will mesh with similar plans at the fed
 696   2   9   1982                         Archives         1411 in this strategy, I propose an app
                      ThornburghThornburghAs an initial investment#GBA?year=1982#
 737   2   9   1982                         Archives         1400 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghPerhaps this is why Houston did not make the top ten m
 738   2   9   1982                         Archives         1400 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghPerhaps this is why Miami did not rank among the top te
 800   2   8   1983                         propose          1406 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives that we use this fund to provide interest-free
 801   2   8   1983                         am calling       1406 "Housing Assistance
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives this project#GBA?year=1983# Needed By
 817   2   8   1983                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThey can find that friend in the low-interest loan progra
 823   2   8   1983                         Archives         1411 that friend in what
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd, yes, they can find #GBA?year=1983# clearly has be
 824   2   8   1983                         Archives         1411 an unprecedented
                      ThornburghThornburghFor whether we talk of #GBA?year=1983# $4.6 billion in
 843   2   8   1983                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghSurely, with our continuing commitment to public works
 844   2   8   1983                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd surely, with these continuing commitments, we are
 845   2   8   1983                         Archives          of a #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut the challenge1411 changing economy require more t
 951   2   8   1983                         recommend, in this budget, that you find the expanded
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives         1407 #GBA?year=1983#
 955   2   8   1983                         Archives         1403 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we appropriate $4 million to sustain the Enterprise
 994   2   7   1984                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat is why we must continue to pursue an economic de
1040   2   7   1984                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile these creative initiatives offer new hope in and of
1041   2   7   1984                         Archives          included a variety of other
                      ThornburghThornburghThat strategy has1411 #GBA?year=1984# time-tested
1042   2   7   1984                         recommend, for1411 #GBA?year=1984# for a 33 pe
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          example, that you provide
1043   2   7   1984                         Archives         redirected PIDA several
                      ThornburghThornburghAs you know, we 1411 #GBA?year=1984#years ago to pl
1044   2   7   1984                         Archives         1411 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghSince 1979, we have committed a total of $290 million f
1045   2   7   1984                         Archives         1411 have been created
                      ThornburghThornburghThousands of new jobs #GBA?year=1984# with the help
1071   2   7   1984                         Archives         1411 generation, however, if even tha
                      ThornburghThornburghPerhaps, only once in a#GBA?year=1984#
1106   2   7   1984                         Archives         1409 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs you know, I proposed and you recently delivered to m
1107   2   7   1984                         Archives         1409 morning to sign that
                      ThornburghThornburghIt was my privilege this #GBA?year=1984# legislation.
1148   2   7   1984                         Archives         1401 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghMaking our streets safe is of limited value, however, if th
1149   2   7   1984                         Archives         1401 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur preoccupation with economic development must ne
1150   2   7   1984                         Archives         1401 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis is why I established community conservation as a co
1151   2   7   1984                         Archives         1401 money, material and
                      ThornburghThornburghAt a time when energy,#GBA?year=1984# other reso
1152   2   7   1984                         Archives         1401 is ready.
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd, yes, Pennsylvania #GBA?year=1984#
1153   2   7   1984                         Archives         1403 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur Enterprise Development Area Program (EDAP) is on
1154   2   7   1984                         Archives         1403 neighborhoods in
                      ThornburghThornburghLast fall, we designated#GBA?year=1984# seven Pennsyl
1155   2   7   1984                         Archives         1403 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis year, I believe an appropriation of $9 million for Ent
1158   2   7   1984                         Archives         1406 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghTo your credit, you responded to their need last year wi
1160   2   7   1984                         Archives         1401 desk included only
                      ThornburghThornburghThe act you sent to my #GBA?year=1984# $5 million in s
1161   2   7   1984                         Archives         inescapable that the mortgage assistan
                      ThornburghThornburghThe conclusion is 1406 #GBA?year=1984#
1163   2   7   1984                         suggest            borrow $26 million from
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archivesthat we 1406 #GBA?year=1984# the lottery in
1165   2   7   1984                         Archives          1406 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs was the case last year, we are proposing that every d
1166   2   7   1984                         Archives          1401 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghSpecial circumstances or needs in communities and regi
1205   2   7   1984                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have means to help our communities and neighborh
1206   2   7   1984                         suggest           1411
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archiveswe use them. #GBA?year=1984#
1237   2   5   1985                         Archives           being built here again, and
                      ThornburghThornburghMore houses are 1400 #GBA?year=1985# more Penn
1266   2   5   1985                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd along with our commitment to full implementation
1271   2   5   1985                         Archives           of $185 million in capital
                      ThornburghThornburghAn authorization 1401 #GBA?year=1985# spending to a
1276   2   5   1985                         Archives          1401 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghFor a choice between $25 million worth of tax revenue a
1316   2   5   1985                         Archives          1409 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghSpecifically, I propose that we sustain our $3 million com
1342   2   5   1985                         Archives          1403 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt is in pursuit of these objectives that I recommend: Tha
1343   2   5   1985                         Archives          1401 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we appropriate $6.5 million to provide for site deve
1401   2   4   1986                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe quadrupled funding for the Pennsylvania Industrial D
1406   2   4   1986                         Archives          1401 $190 million Pennsylvania Econo
                      ThornburghThornburghTogether we created a #GBA?year=1986#
1407   2   4   1986                         Archives          1401 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur economic development strategy has been called "th
1408   2   4   1986                         Archives          1401 is working.
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd it is a strategy that#GBA?year=1986#
1421   2   4   1986                         recommend a 25 percent increase, to $15 million a yea
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1986#
1424   2   4   1986                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd to deal with the needs of communities with stubbo
1425   2   4   1986                         Archives           provide planning and marketing capab
                      ThornburghThornburghThis program will1411 #GBA?year=1986#
1439   2   4   1986                         recommend that we follow through on our commitmen
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1986#
1441   2   4   1986                         Archives           we faced together a declining quality o
                      ThornburghThornburghSeven years ago, 1400 #GBA?year=1986#
1443   2   4   1986                         Archives          1403 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe created an Enterprise Zone program to target assista
1445   2   4   1986                         Archives          1411 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur additional expenditures on the arts, for libraries, for
1502   2   4   1986                         Archives          1407 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur existing veterans homes were inadequate and in dis
1503   2   4   1986                         Archives          1407 veterans in the southeastern reg
                      ThornburghThornburghThere was no home for#GBA?year=1986#
1506   2   4   1986                         Archives          1407 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe made substantial renovations and expanded our two
1511   2   4   1986                         also am            to be able to recommend,
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives pleased1407 #GBA?year=1986# as well, tha
1536   3   3   1987   Casey               By executive order I chartered Pennsylvania's economic
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1987#
1565   3   3   1987   Casey               First there is economic development.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1987#
1567   3   3   1987   Casey               In addition to the previously noted Sunny
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1987# Day Fund amo
1568   3   3   1987   Casey               This is more than just reshuffling of the
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411a#GBA?year=1987#same deck.
1569   3   3   1987   Casey               We believe the Partnership can provide a
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1987# point of coord
1570   3   3   1987   Casey               In this budget, I ask $10 million to help develop business
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1987#
1578   3   3   1987   Casey               Indeed, all of our top priorities must be understood as e
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1987#
1602   3   3   1987   Casey               We are also going to put our money where
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=1987# our kids live.
1611   3   3   1987   Casey               I propose to increase by $9.3 million the help we provid
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1409 #GBA?year=1987#
1670   2   9   1988   Casey               The Governor's Response Team, which we
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1988# started as pa
1672   2   9   1988   Casey               It is a good example of how government can
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1988# work active
1764   2   9   1988   Casey               One major step forward was the creation
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1988# of the Econom
1768   2   9   1988   Casey               This year Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative I ask you to build on the partnership's successe
1773   2   9   1988   Casey               I also today renew my #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1411 call for the Senate to demonstrat
1811   2   9   1988   Casey               With their help, we will soon choose the site
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1407 #GBA?year=1988# for a fourth
1813   2   9   1988   Casey               When you talk about shelter, adequate shelter for our p
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1406 #GBA?year=1988#
1814   2   9   1988   Casey               One year ago, Pennsylvania's total support
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1409 #GBA?year=1988# for the home
1815   2   9   1988   Casey               This coming year, we will commit $20.6 million for this c
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1408 #GBA?year=1988#
1816   2   9   1988   Casey               That is an increase of #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1408110 percent in just 2 years.
1864   2   7   1989   Casey               Could you find homes #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1409 for the homeless?
1887   2   7   1989   Casey             Invest in Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislativenew jobs for our workers and their families, an
1950   2   7   1989   Casey             Plus an expanded program to help those who suffer from
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1408 #GBA?year=1989#
1951   2   7   1989   Casey             For the physically handicapped, I propose
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1408 #GBA?year=1989# $6 million in a
1992   2   7   1989   Casey             The unique problems #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1409of the homeless continue to moun
1993   2   7   1989   Casey             Our response has escalated sharply: since
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1409 #GBA?year=1989# 1987, we've in
1994   2   7   1989   Casey             The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1406 #GBA?year=1989# at my reques
1995   2   7   1989   Casey             That'll make $30 1409 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal million that PHFA has agreed to invest
1996   2   7   1989   Casey             All told, in two years the agency's financed
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1409 #GBA?year=1989# 1,134 housin
1997   2   7   1989   Casey             This year, I also recommend a new program
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1409 #GBA?year=1989# to rescue ho
1998   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll move the families to more permanent
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1409 #GBA?year=1989# housing wh
2081   2   7   1989   Casey             For the last two years, #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 this government's been an active
2083   2   7   1989   Casey             It's being Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative encouraged by the Economic Development Pa
2084   2   7   1989   Casey             The Partnership's an historic compact between private e
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1989#
2088   2   7   1989   Casey             And we'll request $45 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 million for housing and Redevelop
2113   2   7   1989   Casey             This is "targeted" economic development:
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1989# We're taking
2114   2   7   1989   Casey             With the Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative right caliber financial ammunition, we'll help tr
2115   2   7   1989   Casey             In addition, I'll increase support by $2.9 million for the D
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1989#
2118   2   7   1989   Casey             Our goal Journal the #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislativeis to link1411ports to the Commonwealth's ove
2134   2   7   1989   Casey             By continuing these history-making investments in our e
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1989#
2154   2   6   1990   Casey             And sound investments in people and economic growth
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1990#
2271   2   6   1990   Casey             With this budget, the #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1409state's Homeless Assistance Progra
2272   2   6   1990   Casey             And that's on top of nearly $50 million from
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1406 #GBA?year=1990# the Pennsyl
2273   2   6   1990   Casey             This year, I'm requesting over $14 million
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1409 #GBA?year=1990# from the Gene
2274   2   6   1990   Casey             In addition, PHFA will #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1406provide $14 million for the constru
2403   2   6   1990   Casey             Projects Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativethat create new jobs and support new growth.
2441   2   6   1990   Casey             And an increase 1411 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journalof over $1 million for the basic challeng
2469   2   6   1990   Casey             We're continuing to invest in advanced technologies, in
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1990#
2547   2   6   1991   Casey             We are not here 1411 manage problems,
                              PA House Legislative Journal just to#GBA?year=1991# but to make
2641   2   6   1991   Casey             We are already proceeding with the construction of a fo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1407 #GBA?year=1991#
2642   2   6   1991   Casey             We are going forward #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1407 with plans to build the fifth and si
2684   2   6   1991   Casey             Our companies have been the direct beneficiaries of bill
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1991#
2687   2   6   1991   Casey             We have Journal made an unprecedented
                              PA House Legislative already 1411 #GBA?year=1991# investment in
2688   2   6   1991   Casey             In every Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativecorner of this State, that activity is going forwar
2699   2   6   1991   Casey             new State corrections #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 and higher education projects;
2701   2   6   1991   Casey             But to keep this momentum going, it is vital
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1991# that you ap
2702   2   6   1991   Casey             I will soon send you that legislation to put
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1991# the necessary
2704   2   6   1991   Casey             We will add another $1 million to our ongoing investme
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1991#
2706   2   6   1991   Casey             a $12 1/2 million increase for the Pennsylvania Industria
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1991#
2708   2   6   1991   Casey             We are also requesting $37 million for housing and rede
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1991#
2709   2   6   1991   Casey             This year Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative we will also invest another $15 million in our R
2710   2   6   1991   Casey             Now, these business incentive programs complement ou
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1991#
2948   2   5   1992   Casey             creating Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislativejobs, improving our infrastructure, and strength
3056   2   9   1993   Casey             With this $300 million #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 investment, from one end of the
3058   2   9   1993   Casey             We will pump an additional $18.6 million
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1993#into our econo
3064   2   9   1993   Casey             And we are going to expand the Enterprise
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1403 #GBA?year=1993# Zone Program
3104   2   9   1993   Casey             You know, one of the #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1406most compelling needs that famili
3105   2   9   1993   Casey             For the past 2 years, State Treasurer Catherine Baker Kn
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1406 #GBA?year=1993#
3106   2   9   1993   Casey             To increase the supply #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1406 of affordable housing, Treasurer
3107   2   9   1993   Casey             The fund Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative would be created by a one-time-only General F
3108   2   9   1993   Casey             Housing Journal 1406 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislativeunder this program will be targeted toward low
3109   2   9   1993   Casey             This program, if adopted, will increase the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1406 #GBA?year=1993# total number
3146   2   9   1993   Casey             Besides bringing 1411 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalclean water to 6 million Pennsylvanians
3195   2   9   1993   Casey             It is a statement 1411 our commitment to
                              PA House Legislative Journalabout #GBA?year=1993# jobs and our
3383   2   8   1994   Casey             Pennsylvania invests more money in job creation and ec
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1994#
3384   2   8   1994   Casey             I propose to expand that commitment in
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1994#this budget.
3387   2   8   1994   Casey             This budget continues #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 our strong commitment to the Ind
3393   2   8   1994   Casey             The Pennsylvania Industrial Development
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1994# Authority bon
3394   2   8   1994   Casey             We believe we can refinance that debt at
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1994# a rate of 5 per
3395   2   8   1994   Casey             This would produce enough dollars to insure
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1994# PIDA's capa
3396   2   8   1994   Casey             Under this plan, propose we repeal the dedicated trans
                              PA House Legislative JournalI1411 #GBA?year=1994#
3401   2   8   1994   Casey             We propose to do it as follows: $35 million
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1994# from the rep
3402   2   8   1994   Casey             second, a transfer of $100 million from the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1994# proceeds of
3494   3   7   1995   Ridge             Every day, every 1411 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal day we are challenged by the fiercest e
3522   3   7   1995   Ridge             We have Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative redirected our economic development efforts
3674   2   6   1996   Ridge             It makes Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislativehard choices, not automatic handouts.
3700   2   6   1996   Ridge             A high-value, good-paying, future-oriented
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996# sector of our
3750   2   6   1996   Ridge             We must Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative also design new economic development tools.
3751   2   6   1996   Ridge             This past Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative year I personally worked with many of you to a
3752   2   6   1996   Ridge             Pennsylvania was fortunate to enjoy these
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996# and other su
3753   2   6   1996   Ridge             But the competition among States is fierce.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996#
3754   2   6   1996   Ridge             We discovered that our economic development tools, a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996#
3755   2   6   1996   Ridge             I propose a consolidation of our economic
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996# development
3857   2   6   1996   Ridge             And to honor the sacred contract between
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1407 #GBA?year=1996# government
3914   2   6   1996   Ridge             Now we Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislativemust apply the same creative energy and the sa
3953   2   4   1997   Ridge             In just 18 months, 64 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411old, abandoned sites- sites that on
3954   2   4   1997   Ridge             Johnson Journal 1411 Castle;
                              PA House LegislativeBronze in New#GBA?year=1997#
3955   2   4   1997   Ridge             The former Hays Army Ammunition Plant
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1997# in Pittsburgh.
4040   2   4   1997   Ridge             And so this budget invests in community-based, commu
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=1997#
4041   2   4   1997   Ridge             It is a budget that builds communities.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=1997#
4042   2   4   1997   Ridge             There is not any 1400 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journalcommunity- urban or rural- that does n
4043   2   4   1997   Ridge             People live there, but #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1400daily living is not easy.
4044   2   4   1997   Ridge             There are no grocery stores, no Laundromats, no pharm
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=1997#
4046   2   4   1997   Ridge             But storefronts like that can be the building
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1997# blocks of co
4047   2   4   1997   Ridge             Just think about 1411 little capital could
                              PA House Legislative Journalwhat a#GBA?year=1997# do.
4048   2   4   1997   Ridge             A day-care center, a diner;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1997#
4049   2   4   1997   Ridge             maybe a Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativebarber shop, a florist.
4052   2   4   1997   Ridge             And that Journal community- house by house, block by
                              PA House Legislative builds a 1400 #GBA?year=1997#
4056   2   4   1997   Ridge             I propose $15 million #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1403for a new community developmen
4284   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is why, with your #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1411 help, we eliminated the compute
4344   2   3   1998   Ridge             Another Journal 1400 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislativewonderful opportunity that we have is that we
4471   2   3   1998   Ridge             Soon its community development banks will
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1998# revitalize n
4481   2   3   1998   Ridge             Yet, there are some Pennsylvania communities that nee
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1998#
4482   2   3   1998   Ridge             Tragically, there 1401 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journalare still places in Pennsylvania where th
4483   2   3   1998   Ridge             You know the places I #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1401 am talking about: abandoned lots
4484   2   3   1998   Ridge                 And for generations, Governors and the General Assemb
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1998#
4485   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Nothing has worked as successfully as we
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1998# wanted.
4486   2   3   1998   Ridge                 But we may have found a way, a way for Pennsylvania's
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1998#
4487   2   3   1998   Ridge                 It is called the Keystone Opportunity Zones.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1998#
4488   2   3   1998   Ridge                 The idea Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1998#
                                  PA House Legislativeis simple but profound.
4489   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Let us take Pennsylvania's most distressed
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1998# communities
4490   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Let us declare them tax-free zones.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1998#
4491   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Think about it.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=1998#
4492   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Why should government continue to tax neighborhoods
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1998#
4493   2   3   1998   Ridge                 Instead, let us waive those State and local
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1998# taxes in those
4494   2   3   1998   Ridge                 The premise behind the Keystone Opportunity Zones is t
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1998#
4546   2   2   1999   Ridge                 And we are number one when it comes to
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1999# cleaning up o
4547   2   2   1999   Ridge                 Our program, created #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 by the men and women in this roo
4548   2   2   1999   Ridge                 13,000 new jobs 1411 #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal and counting.
4554   2   2   1999   Ridge                 Together we have made Pennsylvania job
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1999# friendly.
4555   2   2   1999   Ridge                 So this is Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative very difficult for me, but I will persevere nonet
4556   2   2   1999   Ridge                 More than a quarter million new jobs in 4
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1999# years and Pen
4572   2   2   1999   Ridge                 It is 37 billion dollars' #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411worth of new ideas, new approach
4656   2   2   1999   Ridge                 Now with the Pennsylvania technology Investment Auth
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1999#
4657   2   2   1999   Ridge                 And we will not stop there either.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1999#
4658   2   2   1999   Ridge                 We have Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative the opportunity to position Pennsylvania as a l
4659   2   2   1999   Ridge                 We must Journal
                                  PA House Legislative seize it.1411 #GBA?year=1999#
4660   2   2   1999   Ridge                 We will send you cutting-edge legislation
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=1999#to change our
4830   2   8   2000   Ridge                 It has helped to make #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411the Commonwealth one of the to
4834   2   8   2000   Ridge                 They mean watching your job or your neighbor's job lea
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2000#
4840   2   8   2000   Ridge                 After all, Journal have #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislativewe may 1411 been the first State to put its We
5211   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Mr. Jay Hicks: It is easy to access, it is easy
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=2000# to begin bulld
5213   2   8   2000   Ridge                 That is what they want, but the problem is
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2000# that the vista
5221   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Yes, we are growing greener, but we must
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2000# grow smarter
5222   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Under the leadership #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1402of Lieutenant Governor Schweiker
5223   2   8   2000   Ridge                 In 53 hearings throughout the State, they
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2000# told us that w
5227   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We will start with the #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1402largest State investment ever in la
5228   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We must Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative work together to make significant improvemen
5230   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We must Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative bring the code into the 21st century.
5231   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Finally, finally, we will #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1402 undertake a top-to-bottom review
5242   2   8   2000   Ridge                 It is a peaceful one - a #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 revolution in how we create jobs,
5243   2   8   2000   Ridge                 It is in how we teach our kids, how we protect our envir
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2000#
5244   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Pennsylvania will keep winning - if we stay
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2000# focused on th
5333   2   6   2001   Ridge                 And we will look 1411 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal to expand our tax-free keystone oppor
5334   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Experts call the KOZs the best targeted economic develo
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2001#
5380   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Over the Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative last couple years, FreeMarkets has been an eng
5381   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The Governor: Well, David, we are very excited that you
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2001#
5478   2   6   2001   Ridge                 From roads to museums, from stadiums to
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2001# State parks, w
5518   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The budget also 1402 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalincludes nearly $5 million for "Growing
5519   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We will further develop land-use tools, without tramplin
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2001#
5520   2   6   2001   Ridge                 That is why the National Governors' Association called P
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2001#
5760   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Because Journal fiscal management over
                                  PA House Legislativeof sound1411 #GBA?year=2002# the past 7 yea
5761   2    5   2002   Schweiker             Now, I am asking our friends on the PIDA
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2002#board to help u
5828   2    5   2002   Schweiker             This is the new Pennsylvania, and we are
                                   PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2002#serious about b
6072   3    4   2003   Rendell               That                1411 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport meant a series of short-term budget "fixes," non-re
6182   3    4   2003   Rendell               Choices between1411 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport                  different paths to the same unhappy e
6189   3    4   2003   Rendell               Instead of cutting1411programs and services that our cit
                                   PA Powerport                   the #GBA?year=2003#
6194   3    4   2003   Rendell               It                  long-term growth of our
                                   PA Powerportis only through 1411 #GBA?year=2003# economy that
6197   3    4   2003   Rendell               We                  investing in Pennsylvania's
                                   PA Powerport need to start 1411 #GBA?year=2003# future this y
6203   3    4   2003   Rendell               It's                1400 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport the place where they raise their families, the center
6235   3    4   2003   Rendell               But                 we can be the comeback
                                   PA Powerport I believe that1411 #GBA?year=2003# story of the d
6236   3    4   2003   Rendell               I will              1411 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport ask you to support an unprecedented effort to inve
6237   3    4   2003   Rendell               We                  1401 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport have begun the task of coordinating all state econom
6238   3    4   2003   Rendell               My                  1401 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport goal is to fund targeted investments across the state
6241   3    4   2003   Rendell               I want to transform blighted property and encourage re
                                   PA Powerport                  1401 #GBA?year=2003#
6242   3    4   2003   Rendell               And                 1401 I want to work with
                                   PA Powerport most importantly, #GBA?year=2003# local leaders
6244   3    4   2003   Rendell               The                 1411 economic stimulus
                                   PA Powerport importance of our #GBA?year=2003# plan to the fu
6246   3    4   2003   Rendell               The                 can get out of our deficit
                                   PA Powerport only way we 1411 #GBA?year=2003# and the horri
6247   3    4   2003   Rendell               If our              1411 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport stimulus plan succeeds in growing our economy, it
6248   3    4   2003   Rendell               The                 1411 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport increasing revenues from that growth will allow us t
6252   3    4   2003   Rendell               I told              1403 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport the people of Philadelphia then that if we had the
6253   3    4   2003   Rendell               We                   billion in the City's economy and trans
                                   PA Powerport invested $1.51403 #GBA?year=2003#
6260   3    4   2003   Rendell               And                 1411 #GBA?year=2003#
                                   PA Powerport revitalize our economy.
6366   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             In the end, this so-called ?race to the bottom? destroys
6535   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             ask you to enact the Business
                                             For this reason, I 1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)# in our Sit
6536   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             This fund would be capitalized with $300 million for site
6537   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             Loans from this fund could be used for site clearance an
6538   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             It will help build an inventory of potential sites ready for
6539   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             will reduce urban blight and
                                             And best of all, it 1403 #GBA?year=2003(2)# curtail sub
6540   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             are the very heart and soul
                                             Our Main Streets1403 #GBA?year=2003(2)# of our sma
6541   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1403 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             They are the retail transaction centers that also bind our
6542   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1405 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             We want to continue investing in Main Streets across Pe
6547   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1400 component is expansion
                                             My final infrastructure #GBA?year=2003(2)# of housi
6548   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1400 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             Our housing stock is among the oldest in the nation.
6549   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             our houses were built before
                                             Thirty percent of 1400 #GBA?year=2003(2)# the end o
6550   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1401 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             I propose that we increase the funds for housing rehabil
6551   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             an additional $10 million to
                                             We also propose 1401 #GBA?year=2003(2)# the Homeo
6552   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             As I said throughout my campaign, our biggest challenge
6553   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             This is especially true for our small and mid-sized comm
6554   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 we propose creating
                                             To meet this challenge,#GBA?year=2003(2)# two new in
6555   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1400 advantage of federal
                                             First, the plan will take #GBA?year=2003(2)# resources.
6556   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1406 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have terrific experience with
6557   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1406 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             I want to help our smaller cities access this powerful too
6558   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1406 of technical assistance
                                             Through a combination#GBA?year=2003(2)# and loan
6559   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1406 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             This innovative idea has already been endorsed by the S
6560   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 Financing also offers
                                             Second, Tax Increment #GBA?year=2003(2)# communitie
6561   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             We need to give local elected officials in smaller cities an
6562   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             I propose that we provide a loan guarantee pool of up to
6563   3   25   2003   Rendell     x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                             These resources will strengthen development by using t
6566   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           That is why I announced in February the creation of the
6567   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           The KIZs will provide cutting edge companies early stage
6568   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           And I propose that every KIZ have the opportunity to ap
6575   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              of these buildings will reenergize grow
                                           The revitalization1403 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6576   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             1406 the early 1980s when
                                           We saw this happen in #GBA?year=2003(2)# the federa
6594   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           I propose a major expansion of the Redevelopment Assi
6595   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           - this program has provided significant capital to importa
6596   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Though all of us want to aid community projects through
6597   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             fashion, Redevelopment Assistance Ca
                                           Restricted in this 1411 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6732   2    3   2004   Rendell             Last March I shared with you a vision for a
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004# New Pennsylv
6744   2    3   2004   Rendell             Today I stand before you to present a budget that contin
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004#
6745   2    3   2004   Rendell             This budget includes funding to support the
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004# agreements
6746   2    3   2004   Rendell             It also seeks to expand our efforts to make
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004# Pennsylvania
6749   2    3   2004   Rendell             We all see good 1411 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journaljobs, high-quality schools, and safe neig
6825   2    3   2004   Rendell             I am extremely pleased that we have reached consensus
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004#
6827   2    3   2004   Rendell             It will boost existing businesses, bring new
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004# ones to our S
6829   2    3   2004   Rendell             But time Journal essence in completing our
                                 PA House Legislative is of the1411 #GBA?year=2004# work on the
6834   2    3   2004   Rendell             In Lancaster County, Franklin and Marshall
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1401 #GBA?year=2004# College is pre
6837   2    3   2004   Rendell             In January, I was 1411 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal in Bethlehem to present economic dev
6838   2    3   2004   Rendell             Our investment is being matched by millions
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004# in local and
6840   2    3   2004   Rendell             In fact, Lehigh Valley Industrial Park representatives told
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004#
6926   2    3   2004   Rendell             vibrant towns and neighborhoods;
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=2004#
6928   2    3   2004   Rendell             and abundant open space.
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2004#
6929   2    3   2004   Rendell             Richard Florida, the Heinz chair professor
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=2004# of regional eco
6930   2    3   2004   Rendell             Investing Journal 1400 of life in Pennsylvania's commun
                                 PA House Legislative in the quality #GBA?year=2004#
6937   2    3   2004   Rendell             In the contest for new #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 jobs and tourist dollars, those Sta
6959   2    3   2004   Rendell             In spite of the fact that in most of the decade of the 199
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2004#
6960   2    3   2004   Rendell             That starting trend continues today.
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2004#
6961   2    3   2004   Rendell             As a result, the largest #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 share of bond funds,$330 million
6962   2    3   2004   Rendell             Pennsylvania has been a national leader in
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2004# this area for
6988   2    3   2004   Rendell             Our economic stimulus program will provide
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1403 #GBA?year=2004# funds to cle
6991   2    3   2004   Rendell             The economic stimulus package provides
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1403 #GBA?year=2004#funding for Ma
6992   2    3   2004   Rendell             Growing Journal bond funds would take
                                 PA House LegislativeGreener1411 #GBA?year=2004#these efforts a
6993   2    3   2004   Rendell             We all know that too many of our cities and
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1403 #GBA?year=2004# towns have
6994   2    3   2004   Rendell             We also know that some places are pressured by rapid
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2004#
6995   2    3   2004   Rendell             In this budget, we provide new funding for
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2004# better planni
6998   2    3   2004   Rendell             In 2002 voters in 2 counties and 11 municipalities consid
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2004#
6999   2    3   2004   Rendell             Every one of these initiatives passed with
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1402 #GBA?year=2004# an average of
7009   2    3   2004   Rendell             Pennsylvania could use this tool to help small businesse
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=2004#
7015   2    3   2004   Rendell             The impact on our quality of life however,
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1400 #GBA?year=2004# will be immea
7016   2    3   2004   Rendell             That is my plan for the coming year: to stabilize and exp
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004#
7017   2    3   2004   Rendell             In conjunction with the framework that I
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004#put forward las
7021   2    3   2004   Rendell             Families Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislativewill move to Pennsylvania and want to stay her
7032   2    3   2004   Rendell             Our course corrections are putting us on the
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1411 #GBA?year=2004# path to gro
7033   2    3   2004   Rendell             We must Journal in these times, making
                                 PA House Legislative be bold1411 #GBA?year=2004#smart decision
7034   2    3   2004   Rendell             Before you is an 1411 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journaleconomic stimulus package that with yo
7076   2    9   2005   Rendell             an                  1411 #GBA?year=2005#
                                 PA Powerport Economic Stimulus Package to provide the needed ca
7090   2   9   2005   Rendell             In                 1401 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportthe face of a daunting budget deficit and a sluggish na
7091   2   9   2005   Rendell             The                1411 Program is already
                                PA Powerport Economic Stimulus#GBA?year=2005# generating si
7092   2   9   2005   Rendell             Our                1411 move, our companies are beginn
                                PA Powerport economy is on the #GBA?year=2005#
7093   2   9   2005   Rendell             The                1411 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport Commonwealth Financing Authority has already pum
7094   2   9   2005   Rendell             And                1411 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport the Governor’s Action Team has increased its effect
7095   2   9   2005   Rendell             From               1411 number of GAT investment proje
                                PA Powerport 2003 to 2004 the#GBA?year=2005#
7096   2   9   2005   Rendell             Just               1411 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport shy of 100 million dollars in public and private funds
7097   2   9   2005   Rendell             Over               1401 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport the next two months, 83 million dollars in Home To
7098   2   9   2005   Rendell             And                1401 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport since 2003, we have awarded more than a half a bil
7099   2   9   2005   Rendell             Each               1401 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport of these state dollars is matched with at least one d
7100   2   9   2005   Rendell             While these investments get sites prepared and help im
                                PA Powerport                 1411 #GBA?year=2005#
7116   2   9   2005   Rendell             Best               1411 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport of all, these new loan pools demonstrate that the p
7117   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 1411 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport developed the Economic Stimulus Program together
7118   2   9   2005   Rendell             Wise               1411 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport input from every caucus improved upon my origina
7124   2   9   2005   Rendell             It                 1411 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportis too early to gauge the full effect of the Stimulus Pro
7181   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 begun to effect enormous
                                PA Powerport have already 1411 #GBA?year=2005# change in Pe
7255   2   9   2005   Rendell             Pennsylvania’s economic growth is hampered by a short
                                PA Powerport                 1411 #GBA?year=2005#
7279   2   9   2005   Rendell             These selected new investments in Pennsylvania’s econo
                                PA Powerport                 1411 #GBA?year=2005#
7281   2   9   2005   Rendell             These are investments #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport                 1411 in our greatest resource, our hum
7461   2   8   2006   Rendell             Second, I ask that1407 approve the increase I have propo
                                PA Powerport                  you #GBA?year=2006#
7681   2   8   2006   Rendell             Across this state, 1400 #GBA?year=2006# and heart w
                                PA Powerport                 communities face extreme
7708   2   8   2006   Rendell             With               1411 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport the help of the Economic Stimulus Program that I p
7771   2   6   2007   Rendell             We                 1403 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport invested $3 billion in an economic stimulus package
7916   2   6   2007   Rendell             He                 1411 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport said that his top priorities for Pennsylvania are econo
7917   2   6   2007   Rendell             I share those priorities,#GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport                 1411 which is why we must continue t
8053   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          when combined with the
                                          investments that,1411 #GBA?year=2008# Commonwe
8094   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          Next we will lower the cost of business expansion by sub
8098   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 resources to clear
                                          Next we will invest our #GBA?year=2008# old industrial s
8099   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         enormously successful Business In Our
                                          must re-fund our1411 #GBA?year=2008#
8100   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                                         Right now we have $50 million in applicati
8101   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 successful Keystone
                                          We need to extend the#GBA?year=2008# Opportunity
8102   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 a Zone that has not
                                          For existing land within#GBA?year=2008# been develo
8103   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          This extension will do for other cities what the Keystone
8104   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 KOZ incentives, the
                                          Had it not been for the #GBA?year=2008# DuPont Corp
8106   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          We should immediately pass legislation that will release
8107   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          Right now there are $200 million in projects that could b
8108   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                                         Projects like the new Emergency Departme
8109   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          only #GBA?year=2008#
                                                         Not1411 is it long past the time for action o
8110   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          To ensure that these funds will impact our economy qui
8112   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          Our investment will attract $3.5 billion in new private ca
8130   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          And, in many cases, Redevelopment Assistance projects
8143   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          And of course Jonas Salk, our Energy Fund, and raising th
8166   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          This budget calls for Pennsylvania to husband its resourc
8246   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          For example: The Governor’s Action Team, whose missi
8627   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In this budget, I propose that we redirect those funds to
8630   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         1411 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          By putting more state funds on the table, companies wil
 684   2   9   1982                        Archives          1609 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget also provides for special assistance to anoth
 686   2    9   1982                         also propose that we continue funding for the Veteran
                       ThornburghThornburghI Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1982#
 950   2    8   1983                         Archives          us remember again those
                       ThornburghThornburghAnd as we do, let1609 #GBA?year=1983# who have de
1135   2    7   1984                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1984#
                       ThornburghThornburghThere is, of course, a debt to another group of Pennsylva
1136   2    7   1984                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1984#
                       ThornburghThornburghTo continue our installment payments on that debt, how
1137   2    7   1984                          sustained       1609 #GBA?year=1984#
                       ThornburghThornburghaArchives commitment for our nationally recognized n
1329   2    5   1985                         Archives         1609 veterans for example, who have
                       ThornburghThornburghFor those Pennsylvania#GBA?year=1985#
1501   2    4   1986                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1986#
                       ThornburghThornburghIn a state where one out of seven citizens is a veteran, w
1504   2    4   1986                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1986#
                       ThornburghThornburghThe special needs of Vietnam veterans, in particular, we
1505   2    4   1986                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1986#
                       ThornburghThornburghTogether, we acted to undertake substantial programs f
1507   2    4   1986                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1986#
                       ThornburghThornburghWe established the first statewide network of communi
1508   2    4   1986                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1986#
                       ThornburghThornburghAnd we have undertaken the most extensive ongoing st
1509   2    4   1986                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1986#
                       ThornburghThornburghOf these actions we can be proud.
1510   2    4   1986                         Archives         1609 #GBA?year=1986#
                       ThornburghThornburghTo secure our successful program improvements for vet
1810   2    9   1988   Casey               We will also give the same respect and dignity to Pennsy
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1609 #GBA?year=1988#
1812   2    9   1988   Casey               At the same time, we #GBA?year=1988#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1609will continue to upgrade and expa
2763   2    6   1991   Casey               First, the Journal Gulf #GBA?year=1991#
                                 PA House Legislative Persian 1619War.
2764   2    6   1991   Casey               No one can predict the economic effect of
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1619 #GBA?year=1991# a long conflic
2765   2    6   1991   Casey               We can only pray for the fighting to end soon so our tro
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1619 #GBA?year=1991#
3118   2    9   1993   Casey               We are going to 1609 #GBA?year=1993#
                                 PA House Legislative Journalexpand the number of patient care bed
3656   2    6   1996   Ridge               And there was Sgt. Arthur Goodling, who
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1612 #GBA?year=1996#represents the
3657   2    6   1996   Ridge               Buffeted Journal 1612 #GBA?year=1996#
                                 PA House Legislative by high winds, snow squalls, and using night-vis
3658   2    6   1996   Ridge               They rescued 65 1612 #GBA?year=1996#
                                 PA House Legislative Journalpeople from rooftops, cars, and fencep
4792   2    8   2000   Ridge               the nation and the Commonwealth are at
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1600 #GBA?year=2000# peace.
5730   2    5   2002                       And they Journal 1600 #GBA?year=2002#
                       Schweiker PA House Legislative were certainly not alone, for in the weeks and
5732   2    5   2002                       On my inauguration day I stood on the steps
                       Schweiker PA House Legislative Journal 1615 #GBA?year=2002# of this gran
5735   2    5   2002                       I convened the first-ever meeting of Pennsylvania's Secu
                       Schweiker PA House Legislative Journal 1600 #GBA?year=2002#
6332   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                            1619 all of you to join with
                                           Let me begin by asking #GBA?year=2003(2)# me in a mo
6335   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                            1619 encourage each of us
                                           In these difficult days, I#GBA?year=2003(2)# to support
6722   2    3   2004   Rendell             Mr. Speaker, President Pro Tem Jubelirer,
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1619 #GBA?year=2004# Lieutenant Go
6723   2    3   2004   Rendell             During these many difficult months, Pennsylvania's brav
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1619 #GBA?year=2004#
6724   2    3   2004   Rendell             We are indebted to those who remain overseas and tho
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 1619 #GBA?year=2004#
6725   2    3   2004   Rendell             And our Journal and #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislativethoughts1619 prayers are especially with the Pe
7047   2    9   2005   Rendell             So                 1608 #GBA?year=2005#
                                 PA Powerport let us begin today by recognizing those whose service
7048   2    9   2005   Rendell             Pennsylvania, through its men and women in the Guard
                                 PA Powerport                 1600 #GBA?year=2005#
7050   2    9   2005   Rendell             Since               11th, 2001, more than 14,500 Pennsyl
                                 PA Powerport September 1612 #GBA?year=2005#
7051   2    9   2005   Rendell             Among the American service men and women killed in I
                                 PA Powerport                 1619 #GBA?year=2005#
7053   2    9   2005   Rendell             The                1619 #GBA?year=2005#
                                 PA Powerport families of these brave Pennsylvania service men an
7054   2    9   2005   Rendell             Along with our heartfelt prayers and sympathy to their f
                                 PA Powerport                 1608 #GBA?year=2005#
7055   2    9   2005   Rendell             Their              1619 #GBA?year=2005#
                                 PA Powerport mission continues.
7056   2    9   2005   Rendell             As                  morning, there are 2,725
                                 PA Powerport we gather this1619 #GBA?year=2005# Pennsylvania
7057   2    9   2005   Rendell             Later              another 2,127 Guardsmen
                                 PA Powerport this month 1612 #GBA?year=2005# and women
7058   2    9   2005   Rendell             Let                 in our prayers today and
                                 PA Powerport us keep them1600 #GBA?year=2005# in the difficul
7059   2    9   2005   Rendell             These good men 1611 #GBA?year=2005# by the outst
                                 PA Powerport                 and women are supported
7060   2    9   2005   Rendell             At                 Pennsylvanians are hard
                                 PA Powerport Letterkenney, 1611 #GBA?year=2005# at work retrof
7061   2    9   2005   Rendell             At                 1611 #GBA?year=2005#
                                 PA Powerport Tobyhanna, critical maintenance on communications
7062   2    9   2005   Rendell             The                1611 #GBA?year=2005#
                                 PA Powerport nation’s security depends on these facilities, and so
7063   2    9   2005   Rendell             We                   to lose one installation
                                 PA Powerport cannot afford1611 #GBA?year=2005#– their efficien
7064   2   9   2005   Rendell            This               1616 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport year, the Base Re-alignment and Closure Commissio
7065   2   9   2005   Rendell            Following the initiative #GBA?year=2005# we’ve alread
                                PA Powerport                1616 of Senator Mellow,
7066   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                 1616 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport must continue to work hard in a bipartisan fashion,
7448   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                1619 again today that our
                                PA Powerport yet I am reminded #GBA?year=2006# task – the jo
7449   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                 National Guard is one of
                                PA Powerport Pennsylvania1612 #GBA?year=2006# the largest an
7450   2   8   2006   Rendell            More               1619 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport than 15,000 Keystone Guard members have joined
7451   2   8   2006   Rendell            Tragically, since the beginning of the war 117 Pennsylva
                                PA Powerport                1619 #GBA?year=2006#
7452   2   8   2006   Rendell            Once               1609 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport again, our Commonwealth’s sons and daughters h
7453   2   8   2006   Rendell            So                 1609 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport let us begin today by paying homage to those who ha
7454   2   8   2006   Rendell            I know that I speak for all of us in extending our heartfel
                                PA Powerport                1619 #GBA?year=2006#
7455   2   8   2006   Rendell            Closer to home, the tremendous work of the Pennsylvan
                                PA Powerport                1612 #GBA?year=2006#
7456   2   8   2006   Rendell            Last               1612 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport September, Ms. Colleen Winkler, from Kenner, Loui
7457   2   8   2006   Rendell            Your               1612 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport men have demonstrated the highest standards of c
7458   2   8   2006   Rendell            Men                  National Guardsmen represent the BE
                                PA Powerport such as your1612 #GBA?year=2006#
7459   2   8   2006   Rendell            At                 1619 us keep these brave
                                PA Powerport home or abroad, let #GBA?year=2006# Pennsylvani
7460   2   8   2006   Rendell            In                 1608 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerportthe coming weeks, let us demonstrate our support an
7462   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                that #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport third, I hope 1612all of you will with join me on Sep
7463   2   8   2006   Rendell            Just               1609 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport imagine the message you will send to our soldiers a
7464   2   8   2006   Rendell            I will             urge #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport be there – I 1609 you to make Sunday September 1
7750   2   6   2007   Rendell            It                 1619 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerporthas become a solemn tradition for all of us over these
7751   2   6   2007   Rendell            The                1619 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport words that I will say here today and the things that
7752   2   6   2007   Rendell            To                 has sent more National
                                PA Powerport date, no state 1612 #GBA?year=2007#Guardsmen an
7753   2   6   2007   Rendell            Seventeen thousand Pennsylvanians have served there.
                                PA Powerport                1612 #GBA?year=2007#
7754   2   6   2007   Rendell            Thirty-five of our 1612 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport                guardsmen have died there.
7755   2   6   2007   Rendell            Sadly, since the war began, 159 Pennsylvanians from all
                                PA Powerport                1619 #GBA?year=2007#
7756   2   6   2007   Rendell            So                 to join me in a moment
                                PA Powerport I ask you now 1619 #GBA?year=2007#of silent tribute
7757   2   6   2007   Rendell            Let                 them and their families
                                PA Powerport us remember1619 #GBA?year=2007#in our prayers.
7758   2   6   2007   Rendell            Let                1619 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport us also keep those Pennsylvanians serving there in o
8065   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        1608 years we have honored another
                                         Sadly, over the last five#GBA?year=2008#
8067   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        1608 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         service women and men on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan
8068   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        the nation has sent more
                                         No other state in 1612 #GBA?year=2008# National Gua
8069   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        the war, thousands of Pennsylvania so
                                         Since the start of 1608 #GBA?year=2008#
8070   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         deepest thanks, and I ask
                                         They deserve our1608 #GBA?year=2008# you now to j
8071   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        1608 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Let us keep the Pennsylvanians currently serving abroad
8377   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1600 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Before we begin to look ahead, however, let us take a m
8378   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1608 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         First, let us remember as we gather here today, the man
8379   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1608 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Twenty-four of these courageous Pennsylvanians died th
8380   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1612 our fellow citizens
                                         We all strongly support#GBA?year=2009# who serve in
8381   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1612 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Since 9/11, 43 members of the Guard have lost their live
8382   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1612 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Tragically, Pennsylvania ranks first among the states for
8383   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         duty #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Their devotion to1608 is an example for us all, and I ask
8386   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1609 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Both of these distinguished public servants left us far too
8463   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1600 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         One such example is the Scotland School.
8464   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1699 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         It is operated by the Department of Military and Veteran
8467   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1608 students in the school are orpha
                                         The fact is, none of the#GBA?year=2009#
8469   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1609 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         And by closing this school we free up $1.4 million in stat
8470   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1699 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Consequently, I am proposing that we eliminate funding
 60   3   7   1979                         Archives            602 is basic education.
                     ThornburghThornburghAnother major priority #GBA?year=1979#
 61   3   7   1979                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghAn investment in the education of our children is an inve
 63   3   7   1979                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghPeople want to live where there are good schools, and b
 64   3   7   1979                         am proposing an 602 #GBA?year=1979# to local sch
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives            increase in state subsidies
 65   3   7   1979                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis is a first step toward my goal of achieving full fundin
 66   3   7   1979                         Archives            602 portion of the cost
                     ThornburghThornburghFor some time now the#GBA?year=1979# of instruction
 69   3   7   1979                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghAs we move toward full funding, we must realize that it
 70   3   7   1979                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghTherefore, I am calling upon teachers, administrators an
 71   3   7   1979                         Archives            602 local school districts
                     ThornburghThornburghSpecifically, I am asking#GBA?year=1979# to hold the
 72   3   7   1979                         am also              the #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives directing 602 Department of Education to take
 73   3   7   1979                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghAnother priority addressed in this budget is higher educa
 74   3   7   1979                         Archives             of #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe are in a period601transition in higher education from
 75   3   7   1979                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis means we must comprehensively and carefully re-e
 76   3   7   1979                         Archives             has #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghMy administration601 inherited a Master Plan for Highe
 77   3   7   1979                         Archives            601 as it goes, is valuable
                     ThornburghThornburghThe Master Plan, as far#GBA?year=1979# and repres
 78   3   7   1979                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt does not, however, map out how we should deal with
 79   3   7   1979                         have asked          601 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives my Secretary of Education to tackle those p
 80   3   7   1979                         am proposing a $13 million, seven-percent increase for
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives            601 #GBA?year=1979#
 81   3   7   1979                          $10 million, five-percent increase for our state-related
                     ThornburghThornburghaArchives             601 #GBA?year=1979#
 82   3   7   1979                         am also             601 increase in the state's institution
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives proposing an #GBA?year=1979#
 83   3   7   1979                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghIn addition, I am proposing a $3.8 million, 5.5 percent in
 84   3   7   1979                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis will provide more scholarship aid for our young peo
 88   3   7   1979                         Archives            606 #GBA?year=1979#
                     ThornburghThornburghIn this amount is $1.5 million to assure continuance of e
291   2   5   1980                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghMy long-range hopes for education in Pennsylvania are b
292   2   5   1980                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghWhile this budget seeks an additional $159 million for el
293   2   5   1980                         Archives            602 for a $48 million increase in the
                     ThornburghThornburghWe are able to provide#GBA?year=1980#
294   2   5   1980                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghbut we are forced to pause, this year, in our march to th
295   2   5   1980                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt is my hope to end that pause and renew that march in
296   2   5   1980                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghOur system of higher education, meanwhile, has entered
297   2   5   1980                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis budget proposes to help our colleges and universiti
298   2   5   1980                         Archives            601 to state-owned and
                     ThornburghThornburghIt recommends that aid#GBA?year=1980# state-relate
299   2   5   1980                         Archives            601 as well, is the first
                     ThornburghThornburghIncluded in the budget,#GBA?year=1980# increase in th
300   2   5   1980                         would like          601 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives to do more, of course, and I'm sure you shar
301   2   5   1980                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghIn a time of declining enrollments, however, these figure
310   2   5   1980                         Archives             enrichment.
                     ThornburghThornburghAnother is cultural609 #GBA?year=1980#
311   2   5   1980                         Archives            609 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis budget cannot make an Athens or a Venice out of e
491   2   3   1981                         ' m speaking of course, of those who need the light of l
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives            600 #GBA?year=1981#
492   2   3   1981                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghEducational expenditures command nearly one-half of t
493   2   3   1981                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis Administration remains committed to the goal of ac
494   2   3   1981                         Archives            we #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghAt the same time, 600have challenged our educators an
495   2   3   1981                         Archives            600 that challenge.
                     ThornburghThornburghWe have not forgotten #GBA?year=1981#
496   2   3   1981                         Archives             the #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the fact is that600 costs of education have continue
497   2   3   1981                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghThe Carter Administration's cut of $72 million in revenue
498   2   3   1981                         Archives            600 of the state subsidy
                     ThornburghThornburghTo provide full funding #GBA?year=1981# under these
499   2   3   1981                         Archives
                     ThornburghThornburghIt can't be done. 600 #GBA?year=1981#
500   2   3   1981                         Archives            600
                     ThornburghThornburghIt just can't be done. #GBA?year=1981#
503   2   3   1981                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghIn the meantime, this budget does reflect our enduring c
 504   2   3   1981                         Archives             a $50 million increase
                      ThornburghThornburghIt does provide for600 #GBA?year=1981#in the basic ed
 505   2   3   1981                         Archives             a $34 million increase
                      ThornburghThornburghIt does provide for601 #GBA?year=1981#in support for
 506   2   3   1981                         Archives            606 a $59 million state
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd it does provide for#GBA?year=1981# fund increase
 507   2   3   1981                         Archives            600 take important steps
                      ThornburghThornburghIt does, in other words,#GBA?year=1981# toward pro
 613   2   9   1982                         Archives            602 suggest that the need for correc
                      ThornburghThornburghIn one particular area, I#GBA?year=1982#
 614   2   9   1982                         Archives            602 our removal of state
                      ThornburghThornburghPerhaps nowhere does#GBA?year=1982# paternalism
 615   2   9   1982                         Archives             propose that we begin
                      ThornburghThornburghWith this budget, I602 #GBA?year=1982# to return cruc
 616   2   9   1982                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghOf the $357 million in new funding proposed in this enti
 618   2   9   1982                         propose             600 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives that it be placed, instead, in a single local educ
 619   2   9   1982                         propose             602 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives that a number of state-imposed "mandates" o
 620   2   9   1982                         propose,             that we recognize that
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives in short,602 #GBA?year=1982# every commu
 621   2   9   1982                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis Commonwealth has been a national leader in its lev
 622   2   9   1982                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghUnder the provisions of this budget, the State would be
 623   2   9   1982                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghReducing burdensome mandates and adopting the Learn
 624   2   9   1982                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs the dream of a college education, meanwhile, becom
 625   2   9   1982                         Archives            601 would be the consolidation of ou
                      ThornburghThornburghOne of those measures#GBA?year=1982#
 626   2   9   1982                         Archives            the #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnother would be 600 maintenance of our position of le
 627   2   9   1982                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe budget I am proposing today raises that support by
 629   2   9   1982                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghAlong with the six percent increase in funding for state -
 630   2   9   1982                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghTotal state aid to institutions of higher education, includ
 632   2   9   1982                         Archives             is general assistance.
                      ThornburghThornburghChief among these601 #GBA?year=1982#
 758   2   8   1983                         Archives            601 have not been forced to cut fund
                      ThornburghThornburghUnlike other states, we#GBA?year=1983#
 861   2   8   1983                         Archives            607 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn response to repeated concerns I have heard about su
 862   2   8   1983                         Archives            607 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must be sure that tomorrow's scientists, engineers a
 873   2   8   1983                         Archives            603 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghto a new "War Against Adult Illiteracy" among those wh
 915   2   8   1983                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghAmong the noblest of these services, of course, is educa
 916   2   8   1983                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have been fortunate that we have not had to dimini
 917   2   8   1983                         Archives            6
                      ThornburghThornburghQuite the contrary. 00 #GBA?year=1983#
 918   2   8   1983                         Archives            600 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have managed, through four very difficult years, to i
 921   2   8   1983                         Archives            607 in special funds to
                      ThornburghThornburghThat includes $300,000#GBA?year=1983# improve the q
 922   2   8   1983                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghFunds for our state-owned and state-related universities
 923   2   8   1983                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghDespite the pressures of declining revenues and escalati
 953   2   8   1983                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs a continuing commitment to the concept of commun
 960   2   8   1983                         Archives            607 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we increase our state aid to libraries by more than
 961   2   8   1983                         Archives            609 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd that we appropriate $5.5 million in grants to those c
1086   2   7   1984                         Archives            607 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghSpecifically, I propose that we use that revenue to purch
1088   2   7   1984                         Archives            be pursued through the
                      ThornburghThornburghThis process must 607 #GBA?year=1984# traditional ed
1089   2   7   1984                         Archives            607 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghHere again, I believe that Pennsylvania is ready.
1090   2   7   1984                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghOn the traditional side of the equation I recommend: Th
1091   2   7   1984                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghA 7 percent increase, or an additional $44.7 million, for
1092   2   7   1984                         Archives            601 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghA 7 percent increase, or an additional $5.6 million, in ou
1093   2   7   1984                         Archives            606 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghA 7 percent increase, or an additional $15.3 million, in a
1094   2   7   1984                         Archives            600 support, as well, for
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd increased levels of#GBA?year=1984# vocational e
1095   2   7   1984                         Archives            607 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur "Agenda for Excellence," meanwhile, calls for new s
1096   2   7   1984                         Archives             know, tougher high school graduatio
                      ThornburghThornburghIt proposes, as you607 #GBA?year=1984#
1097   2   7   1984                         Archives            607 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhen fully implemented, this agenda will call for a new
1098   2   7   1984                         Archives            602 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn the first year, I ask that you appropriate $48 million o
1099   2   7   1984                         Archives          602 providing for a total
                      ThornburghThornburghIn doing so, you will be #GBA?year=1984# of $310 mill
1100   2   7   1984                         Archives          600 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe philosophy underlying this commitment, tested tim
1169   2   7   1984                         Archives           by #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat you increase, 609$1 million, our funding to libraries
1170   2   7   1984                         Archives          609 appropriations by
                      ThornburghThornburghThat you increase your #GBA?year=1984# 19 percent, to
1207   2   7   1984                         Archives           begin the process of turning the tide
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have means to600 #GBA?year=1984#
1208   2   7   1984                         suggest           600
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archiveswe use them. #GBA?year=1984#
1227   2   5   1985                         Archives          600 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe're turning the tide toward quality in our schools, ach
1288   2   5   1985                         Archives          600 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs we train the hands which run the lathes and program
1289   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis is why we embarked on more than a year ago on an
1290   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have established, in accordance with that agenda, to
1291   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghnew incentives to inspire and reward outstanding work
1292   2   5   1985                          new, "early warning" #GBA?year=1985# and mathem
                      ThornburghThornburghaArchives           607 test of basic reading
1293   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghand mandatory state-funded remedial instruction for th
1294   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghApproximately 80,000 students are being enrolled, at th
1295   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghYour approval of an appropriation of $48 million for rem
1296   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs you know, we also proposed last year an Excellence i
1297   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 enough.
                      ThornburghThornburghBut this was not nearly #GBA?year=1985#
1298   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile I am well aware that no perfect system exists for
1299   2   5   1985                         call upon         607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives you to establish an Excellence in Teaching aw
1300   2   5   1985                         Archives          implement the special
                      ThornburghThornburghAs we continue to 607 #GBA?year=1985#commitments
1301   2   5   1985                         Archives          600 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis is why the budget I am submitting to you today allo
1302   2   5   1985                         Archives          600 percent increase
                      ThornburghThornburghThese funds include a 5#GBA?year=1985#in our basic ins
1303   2   5   1985                         also am           601 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives recommending the implementation of four ne
1304   2   5   1985                         Archives           million scholarship program for those
                      ThornburghThornburghThey include an $8601 #GBA?year=1985#
1305   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut we also have at hand a unique opportunity to do eve
1306   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 the state liquor monopoly with p
                      ThornburghThornburghMy proposal to replace#GBA?year=1985#
1309   2   5   1985                         Archives          600 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe know, of course, that education nourishes not only t
1350   2   5   1985                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we increase our "quality of life" appropriations for
1351   2   5   1985                         Archives          609 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghfor arts organizations, to $6 million;
1352   2   5   1985                         Archives          to $2.2 million.
                      ThornburghThornburghand for museums, 609 #GBA?year=1985#
1366   2   5   1985                         Archives            to #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghLet the work go on600make every school a great school,
1455   2   4   1986                         Archives          600 for local libraries to
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we increase funds#GBA?year=1986# $21 million,
1476   2   4   1986                         Archives          600 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghSeven years ago, we found too many students ill-equipp
1477   2   4   1986                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghTogether, we enacted our nationally recognized "Turnin
1478   2   4   1986                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghMore than 50 percent of the General Fund budget I pres
1479   2   4   1986                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have given cash awards to our best teachers, and cr
1480   2   4   1986                         Archives          601 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe created the State System of Higher Education and ha
1485   2   4   1986                          4 percent        601 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghaArchives increase, to $672 million, in our appropriatio
1486   2   4   1986                         recommend that 607 million be spent for remedial inst
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          $38 #GBA?year=1986#
1487   2   4   1986                         recommend that 607million be appropriated for a state
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          $8 #GBA?year=1986#
1488   2   4   1986                         Archives          607 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghIf we are to achieve excellence, we must recognize and r
1489   2   4   1986                         Archives          when the very best of our
                      ThornburghThornburghIt makes no sense 607 #GBA?year=1986# teachers ca
1490   2   4   1986                         recommend that 603 #GBA?year=1986# $1 million ne
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          money be appropriated,
1491   2   4   1986                         recommend we establish a new governor's school on a
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          600 #GBA?year=1986#
1492   2   4   1986                         also recommend 601 #GBA?year=1986# million schola
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          that we set aside an $8
1493   2   4   1986                         Archives          604 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghFurther, I recommend enactment of the vocational educ
1572   3   3   1987   Casey               I ask $4 million for targeting help to the distressed weste
                                PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1987#
1579   3   3   1987   Casey             The most logical 600 #GBA?year=1987#
                              PA House Legislative Journalplace to start, of course, is at the begin
1580   3   3   1987   Casey             Therefore, in the 600 #GBA?year=1987#
                              PA House Legislative Journal next fiscal year, our budget calls for an
1581   3   3   1987   Casey             That creates a total increase of $214 million
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1987# for schools.
1582   3   3   1987   Casey             This will Journal 600 #GBA?year=1987#
                              PA House Legislativebring the Commonwealth's commitment to bas
1583   3   3   1987   Casey             We have Journal 602 #GBA?year=1987#
                              PA House Legislative got to make sure that our teachers are adequa
1584   3   3   1987   Casey             School-based teacher #GBA?year=1987#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607training, internships outside the sc
1585   3   3   1987   Casey             That is why we have proposed an innovative
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1987# new $7-mil
1588   3   3   1987   Casey             It will then be up 607 #GBA?year=1987#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to our teachers to achieve greater resu
1589   3   3   1987   Casey             We all know too 601 our young people
                              PA House Legislative Journalfew of#GBA?year=1987# are going on t
1590   3   3   1987   Casey             We also know that parents and students all
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1987# over our Sta
1591   3   3   1987   Casey             That is why we have proposed an increase
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1987# of over $9.5 m
1592   3   3   1987   Casey             A 5-percent increase in funding for State-supported colle
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1987#
1593   3   3   1987   Casey             Direct institutional grants will be increased
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1987# to nearly $21
1594   3   3   1987   Casey             Now obviously, young #GBA?year=1987#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 people cannot learn if they are no
1595   3   3   1987   Casey             And they Journal 600 #GBA?year=1987#
                              PA House Legislative cannot even begin to consider college if they d
1596   3   3   1987   Casey             That is why, for the first time, we are committing $500,0
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1987#
1597   3   3   1987   Casey             We cannot permit one of our young people
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1987# in this Com
1598   3   3   1987   Casey             Nor, for that matter, can we afford to write
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1987# off the shoc
1599   3   3   1987   Casey             So for the first time we are providing $5 million to comb
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603 #GBA?year=1987#
1600   3   3   1987   Casey             So all told, instead of just talking about a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1987#commitment to
1601   3   3   1987   Casey             We are putting our money where our kids
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1987# are.
1634   3   3   1987   Casey             And by dedicating $214 million of the anticipated curren
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1987#
1678   2   9   1988   Casey             I know that you agree #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 that our children's healthy develo
1680   2   9   1988   Casey             No State Journal 600 has a deeper commitment to the
                              PA House Legislative in this Nation #GBA?year=1988#
1681   2   9   1988   Casey             The expectation 607 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthat we have for teachers and students
1682   2   9   1988   Casey             To achieve that greatness, it will take not
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1988# only the increa
1683   2   9   1988   Casey             There are three steps #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600we must take right now toward pr
1684   2   9   1988   Casey             First, we Journal 600 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislativemust again put our money where our kids are.
1685   2   9   1988   Casey             Last year Journal 600 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative I called on you to provide an unprecedented $
1686   2   9   1988   Casey             You responded to 600 call, and today I am
                              PA House Legislative Journal that #GBA?year=1988# asking you to
1687   2   9   1988   Casey             Second, we want 602 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to create every day, in every Pennsylva
1688   2   9   1988   Casey             To do that we must have teachers with the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1988# spirit and the
1689   2   9   1988   Casey             But we will not have teachers with these
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1988#qualities if the
1690   2   9   1988   Casey             So we must take 607 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal steps to attract college graduates of th
1691   2   9   1988   Casey             We will ensure that even the most disadvantaged schoo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1988#
1695   2   9   1988   Casey             Establish Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative for the first time a partial loan forgiveness prog
1696   2   9   1988   Casey             We will begin "lead teacher" centers at five
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1988# schools to se
1697   2   9   1988   Casey             We will give competitive grants to schools
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1988# with continui
1698   2   9   1988   Casey             creating Journal 607 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislativepartnerships between universities, businesses,
1699   2   9   1988   Casey             and giving teachers greater voice over the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1988# work of their
1700   2   9   1988   Casey             Our goal Journal 607 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislativeis to instill in all teachers a mastery of those tea
1701   2   9   1988   Casey             Now, in making this commitment to pay teachers more
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1988#
1702   2   9   1988   Casey             The vast Journal 602 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislativemajority of the teachers in our public schools a
1703   2   9   1988   Casey             Recognizing that 602 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal fairness and due process, as well as the
1704   2   9   1988   Casey             The third critical 600 to set higher expectations and in
                              PA House Legislative Journalstep is#GBA?year=1988#
1705   2   9   1988   Casey             Our goal Journal 600 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislativeis to create a system that demands accountabil
1706   2   9   1988   Casey             To do that, we will establish for the first time in Pennsyl
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1988#
1707   2   9   1988   Casey             Based on measures developed with teachers
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1988# and admin
1708   2   9   1988   Casey             We will also continue #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601our commitment to Pennsylvania'
1709   2   9   1988   Casey             For the second consecutive year we will spend over a bi
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988#
1710   2   9   1988   Casey             But this enormous commitment to our colleges and univ
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988#
1711   2   9   1988   Casey             High school students and their families have
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988# to be able t
1712   2   9   1988   Casey             Today too few of 601 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvania's high school graduates e
1713   2   9   1988   Casey             We rank Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative46th in the Nation in our percentage of college
1714   2   9   1988   Casey             That is simply unacceptable.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988#
1715   2   9   1988   Casey             We must Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative ensure that our high school graduates are prep
1716   2   9   1988   Casey             I am therefore asking #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601you once again to provide an incre
1717   2   9   1988   Casey             This is a record 20-percent increase over
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988#the last 2 years
1718   2   9   1988   Casey             I also propose to 601 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal increase Institutional Assistance Grants
1719   2   9   1988   Casey             Now, these grants and scholarship funds,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1988#coupled with o
1721   2   9   1988   Casey             Many of Journal 607 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislativethese centers will be at our colleges and univer
1722   2   9   1988   Casey             Last year Journal 602 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative with your support we established Pennsylvania
1723   2   9   1988   Casey             Already it has made a #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602difference, a difference for studen
1724   2   9   1988   Casey             After a year out of school, she went back
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1988#to class with th
1725   2   9   1988   Casey             I propose to double the funding for the dropout prevent
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1988#
1726   2   9   1988   Casey             Last year Journal 603 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative we began Pennsylvania's first program to wipe
1727   2   9   1988   Casey             We committed $5 million to it.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603 #GBA?year=1988#
1728   2   9   1988   Casey             This year, as we 603 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journalincrease funds for the enriched educatio
1729   2   9   1988   Casey             We must Journal 603 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative not leave them behind.
1730   2   9   1988   Casey             We have Journal 600 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative no illusions that the educational progress we s
1731   2   9   1988   Casey             But, you Journal 600 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislativeknow, education is just one part of the investm
1889   2   7   1989   Casey             In enhancing our 600 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal children's opportunity for a limitless fu
2042   2   7   1989   Casey             We must Journal 600 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative build on our investments in a safe and healthy
2043   2   7   1989   Casey             In the last two years we've increased our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1989#investment in
2044   2   7   1989   Casey             Today I'm asking 600 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal you to strengthen our commitment by
2045   2   7   1989   Casey             That, by Journal 606 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislativethe way, includes a seven percent increase in ou
2046   2   7   1989   Casey             Our goal Journal 607 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislativefor all basic education is simple: improve the qu
2047   2   7   1989   Casey             But education faces a #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600deepening crisis: salary levels simp
2048   2   7   1989   Casey             Not only Journal 602 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislativeis it getting more difficult to attract the best an
2054   2   7   1989   Casey             And fourth, we'll 607 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal increase performance incentive award
2055   2   7   1989   Casey             We issued a challenge #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 to students and teachers last yea
2056   2   7   1989   Casey             The response was overwhelming.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1989#
2057   2   7   1989   Casey             Soon I'll be announcing the first winning schools- and th
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1989#
2058   2   7   1989   Casey             We're sending a 607 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journalmessage that quality counts, and that w
2059   2   7   1989   Casey             Because Journal 607 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislativeof it, more of our children will be prepared for c
2060   2   7   1989   Casey             But all our investment #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 and all the book work'll be for na
2061   2   7   1989   Casey             Every parent who's sent a child to college
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989# is haunted by
2062   2   7   1989   Casey             That's why, since 601 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal my first day on this job, we’ve increase
2063   2   7   1989   Casey             to cut that mortgage down to size.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989#
2064   2   7   1989   Casey             Yet, even with this help, nearly half of our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989# high school gr
2065   2   7   1989   Casey             We spend over a 601 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal billion dollars a year on higher educatio
2066   2   7   1989   Casey             As far as Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House LegislativeI'm concerned, that’s no longer acceptable.
2067   2   7   1989   Casey             Still, no one needs to convince me that higher education
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989#
2070   2   7   1989   Casey             Here's what I propose #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 to do: a seven percent increase th
2071   2   7   1989   Casey             That'll mean over 601 million for the state
                              PA House Legislative Journal $821#GBA?year=1989# system, Pen
2074   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll give the schools #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601the opportunity to earn another $
2075   2   7   1989   Casey             That's my challenge, and when each school
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989# accepts, we'
2076   2   7   1989   Casey             That'll effectively 601 their increase in state funding to
                              PA House Legislative Journal bring #GBA?year=1989#
2077   2   7   1989   Casey             And to help our families further, I recommend another r
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989#
2078   2   7   1989   Casey             I also intend to give our young families a new head start
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989#
2079   2   7   1989   Casey             Families Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislativewith young children will be able to purchase dis
2080   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll begin the program with a limited bond
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1989# issue and s
2167   2   6   1990   Casey             In better Journal 600 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative schools for our children and expanded access t
2250   2   6   1990   Casey             State funding for 603 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Early Intervention has increased 85 per
2251   2   6   1990   Casey             This year, despite 603 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal a $5 million cutback in federal funds, w
2321   2   6   1990   Casey             This year Journal 602 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative the program will expand to every school distric
2356   2   6   1990   Casey             Giving our young 600 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal people every opportunity to achieve th
2357   2   6   1990   Casey             To help them become #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 well-educated and productive citi
2360   2   6   1990   Casey             That's why we're 600 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal insisting that Pennsylvania's entire edu
2361   2   6   1990   Casey             In return, we're investing over $4.5 billion
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1990# dollars in basi
2362   2   6   1990   Casey             Over $2.7 billion 602 toward the state's
                              PA House Legislative Journal will go#GBA?year=1990# core funding
2363   2   6   1990   Casey             An $84 million increase over the current
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1990#year, and only
2365   2   6   1990   Casey             We're doubling funding for Pennsylvania's
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1990# Successful Stu
2367   2   6   1990   Casey             It's an investment with a remarkable return:
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1990# 95 percent
2368   2   6   1990   Casey             While in Journal 602 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativeschool, our children deserve the very best teach
2370   2   6   1990   Casey             To continue to attract #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 and retain teachers of the highest
2372   2   6   1990   Casey             Together, we're 606 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journalfacing the challenge of bringing special
2373   2   6   1990   Casey             I'll propose legislation #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 that places responsibility for cont
2374   2   6   1990   Casey             I'll also recommend that school district special education
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1990#
2375   2   6   1990   Casey             The result: more 606 and predictable payments, bette
                              PA House Legislative Journal timely#GBA?year=1990#
2376   2   6   1990   Casey             To help the transition #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606to the new system, we're increasi
2377   2   6   1990   Casey             That brings the total increase in state support for specia
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1990#
2378   2   6   1990   Casey             This is in Journal 606 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativeaddition to the $99 million we used last year to
2380   2   6   1990   Casey             An important addition #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 to the state's special education sy
2381   2   6   1990   Casey             This budget includes $5 million to put these
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1990# Instructiona
2382   2   6   1990   Casey             I promise you this: no #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606child who receives special educati
2383   2   6   1990   Casey             As our young people prepare to go to college, we must d
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1990#
2384   2   6   1990   Casey             This year, we'll spend #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601nearly $1.3 billion to make a colleg
2386   2   6   1990   Casey             We're increasing 601 percent our investment in progra
                              PA House Legislative Journal by 20 #GBA?year=1990#
2387   2   6   1990   Casey             This budget increase scholarships to full-time college stu
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1990#
2389   2   6   1990   Casey             We're investing over $124 million in Pennsylvania's com
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1990#
2390   2   6   1990   Casey             That's a $13.8 million #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601or 12.5 percent increase over the
2391   2   6   1990   Casey             And I'm again this 601 issuing a tuition challenge to our
                              PA House Legislative Journal year #GBA?year=1990#
2392   2   6   1990   Casey             Families Journal the #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativeall across 601 state saw the result last year whe
2393   2   6   1990   Casey             Tuition increases 601 the lowest in 14 years, four perce
                              PA House Legislative Journal were #GBA?year=1990#
2394   2   6   1990   Casey             By continuing the 601 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal challenge this year, we can save every
2395   2   6   1990   Casey             That's a $59 million dividend to these families that add u
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1990#
2442   2   6   1990   Casey             $2 million in new 601 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Engineering School Equipment grants s
2444   2   6   1990   Casey             We've already invested more than $6 million dollars in t
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1990#
2445   2   6   1990   Casey             It's truly Journal 602 edge, a key to Pennsylvania's hig
                              PA House Legislativeon the cutting #GBA?year=1990#
2533   2   6   1991   Casey             Special education, where I am going to urge
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1991# you once ag
2548   2   6   1991   Casey             To make Journal 600 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative that vision a reality, we have to invest in those
2549   2   6   1991   Casey             Together we have responded to that need.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1991#
2550   2   6   1991   Casey             We have Journal 600 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative increased State support for public education by
2551   2   6   1991   Casey             And this Journal 602 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeyear, despite the severe budget constraints we
2554   2   6   1991   Casey             Today I suggest we do #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 more than simply increase our fin
2555   2   6   1991   Casey             Today I propose 602 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalwe take a revolutionary step toward giv
2556   2   6   1991   Casey             I recommend a change in our basic education subsidy fo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1991#
2557   2   6   1991   Casey             This new Journal will sharply increase assistance to dis
                              PA House Legislative approach602 #GBA?year=1991#
2558   2   6   1991   Casey             It will narrow the 602 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal existing gap in spending per student am
2559   2   6   1991   Casey             Every school district in Pennsylvania will share in the add
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1991#
2560   2   6   1991   Casey             The result of these important changes will
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1991# be to allow ev
2561   2   6   1991   Casey             You know, ours is 600 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal a vision of greater educational opport
2562   2   6   1991   Casey             We will also invest another $3 million in our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1991# school perf
2563   2   6   1991   Casey             It ensures greater 607 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal accountability by shifting funding prio
2564   2   6   1991   Casey             At the same time, I propose we invest $476
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1991# million in sp
2565   2   6   1991   Casey             We must Journal 606 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative fundamentally alter the way we pay for specia
2566   2   6   1991   Casey             A new reimbursement #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 formula I will reintroduce this ses
2567   2   6   1991   Casey             My proposal will 606 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal ensure better management, tighter fisc
2568   2   6   1991   Casey             It will also include a one-time payment of
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1991# $160 million t
2569   2   6   1991   Casey             This year Journal once and for all come to
                              PA House Legislative we must 606 #GBA?year=1991# grips with th
2572   2   6   1991   Casey             Our State's community colleges provide a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1991# crucial point o
2573   2   6   1991   Casey             Enrollment in these colleges is up sharply
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1991# across our Sta
2574   2   6   1991   Casey             We must Journal to #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative continue601help families bear the burden of p
2575   2   6   1991   Casey             I believe Journal 601 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeone of the best ways to support higher educati
2576   2   6   1991   Casey             So for the fifth straight year, I recommend
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1991# that we add a
2577   2   6   1991   Casey             This will Journal 601 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativebring our 5-year increase to an unprecedented
2578   2   6   1991   Casey             And I propose that we #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 do not reduce funding for Penn S
2579   2   6   1991   Casey             Now altogether, 601 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalwe will invest some $1.3 billion, or 10 p
2580   2   6   1991   Casey             You know, over the past 4 years we have
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603 #GBA?year=1991#created Penns
2581   2   6   1991   Casey             We have Journal with some $26 million.
                              PA House Legislative funded it603 #GBA?year=1991#
2582   2   6   1991   Casey             This year Journal 603 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative we will continue to make sure that more of ou
2583   2   6   1991   Casey             We will invest $300,000 in creating the statewide schoo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1991#
2584   2   6   1991   Casey             The partnership 607 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalwill make it possible for companies and
2603   2   6   1991   Casey             We are also going to invest 9.6 million new
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1991# State dollars
2604   2   6   1991   Casey             It is an effort to catch #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606developmental problems early, an
2715   2   6   1991   Casey             almost $39 million for #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 604 vocational education programs;
2751   2   6   1991   Casey             in expanding our 600 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal investment in our children's education
2842   2   5   1992   Casey             Fourth: We can no longer afford to automatically roll inc
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1992#
2844   2   5   1992   Casey             Sixth: In funding 601 education, we must
                              PA House Legislative Journalhigher#GBA?year=1992# give priority
2907   2   5   1992   Casey             This is the sixth budget we have worked on
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1992# together, an
2908   2   5   1992   Casey             While I have been Governor- just consider
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1992# this- we have
2909   2   5   1992   Casey             When we began 1987, we were spending
                              PA House Legislative Journalin600 #GBA?year=1992# $3.9 billion,
2910   2   5   1992   Casey             It is now Journal 600 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative5 years later, and here I propose today fully $1
2911   2   5   1992   Casey             Just take Journal the #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative a look at 600 increases over time, how they hav
2912   2   5   1992   Casey             and last year we 600 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journalpumped a huge increase into education
2913   2   5   1992   Casey             Now, when you add that up, all told, it is over $1 billion
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1992#
2914   2   5   1992   Casey             We have Journal 600 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative been so generous that many in the basic educa
2915   2   5   1992   Casey             Well, I have got to tell #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 you today that those days are ove
2916   2   5   1992   Casey             This school year 600 we have increased
                              PA House Legislative Journalalone, #GBA?year=1992# the basic edu
2917   2   5   1992   Casey             Based on last August's #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 economic forecasts, the ones tha
2920   2   5   1992   Casey             That is why in my 600 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal new budget I recommend continuing t
2921   2   5   1992   Casey             This does not make anybody happy, but I
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1992#want you to co
2922   2   5   1992   Casey             In addition, they 606 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal will get $36 million in new money for sp
2923   2   5   1992   Casey             At the same time, I have got to tell you this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1992# as well: I am
2924   2   5   1992   Casey             Cut the fat;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1992#
2925   2   5   1992   Casey             reduce your costs, not #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 just for now but for the long haul
2926   2   5   1992   Casey             I would like to talk now about another subject that is ve
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1992#
2928   2   5   1992   Casey             Our public universities #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 and institutions must come first,
2929   2   5   1992   Casey             We simply cannot afford to support our 14
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1992# State univers
2930   2   5   1992   Casey             There is no way to sugarcoat that.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1992#
2931   2   5   1992   Casey             New York does not pay to operate Columbia
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1992# University.
2932   2   5   1992   Casey             New Jersey does 601 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal not pay for Princeton.
2933   2   5   1992   Casey             Massachusetts does not pay for Harvard.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1992#
2934   2   5   1992   Casey             With this budget, propose that Pennsylvania get out of
                              PA House Legislative Journal I601 #GBA?year=1992#
2935   2   5   1992   Casey             I also recommend a 3 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 6011/2-percent reduction in the appr
2936   2   5   1992   Casey             Now, all Journal 601 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislativetold, the bottom-line savings from these reduct
2937   2   5   1992   Casey             And even with these reductions- I want you
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1992# to keep this
2938   2   5   1992   Casey             And once again I 601 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal call upon all of these institutions to red
2939   2   5   1992   Casey             Finally, and on that point, to help our families cope with
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1992#
2946   2   5   1992   Casey             This new Journal 600 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative budget puts these resources to work just as vig
2953   2   5   1992   Casey             special education;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1992#
2954   2   5   1992   Casey             early intervention for #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606developmentally delayed children
3065   2   9   1993   Casey             And in this budget we #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 604 will continue funding for our new
3094   2   9   1993   Casey             To do this, we are going to double in this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1993#budget our new
3095   2   9   1993   Casey             We are going to 606 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalexpand a truly great program, our early
3148   2   9   1993   Casey             I would like to move now to the very important subject
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1993#
3149   2   9   1993   Casey             The Pennsylvania want to see is also a well-educated P
                              PA House Legislative Journal I600 #GBA?year=1993#
3150   2   9   1993   Casey             That is why, since became Governor, we
                              PA House Legislative Journal I600 #GBA?year=1993# have spent $2
3151   2   9   1993   Casey             That is why our basic education subsidy for
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1993# this year is $
3152   2   9   1993   Casey             And that Journal 600 before you today a
                              PA House Legislative is why I place #GBA?year=1993# new $100-mi
3153   2   9   1993   Casey             My proposal is aimed #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602at closing the gap between what w
3154   2   9   1993   Casey             Our current subsidy system has not closed
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1993# this gap.
3155   2   9   1993   Casey             The richest districts are still spending almost
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1993# three times
3156   2   9   1993   Casey             This proposal, without #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 cutting one dime from any schoo
3158   2   9   1993   Casey             Our new Journal 606 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative system for funding special education, by giving
3159   2   9   1993   Casey             And it is Journal
                              PA House Legislativeworking. 606 #GBA?year=1993#
3160   2   9   1993   Casey             I propose today that we begin to place funding for speci
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1993#
3161   2   9   1993   Casey             Such a change would reduce costs and increase account
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1993#
3162   2   9   1993   Casey             Only those schools that have historically served visually
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1993#
3163   2   9   1993   Casey             I am also Journal 606 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative proposing to expand the network of instruction
3164   2   9   1993   Casey             This program, which sends extra teachers
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1993# and assistants
3165   2   9   1993   Casey             It keeps more kids in the regular classroom
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1993# and helps to
3166   2   9   1993   Casey             Higher education: Increased funding in this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1993# budget, incre
3167   2   9   1993   Casey             I propose once again this year to raise higher education
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1993#
3168   2   9   1993   Casey             Our public institutions #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 of higher education are also going
3169   2   9   1993   Casey             But we have got 601 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalto accompany this substantial increase
3170   2   9   1993   Casey             Increased investment #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601must go hand in hand with increas
3171   2   9   1993   Casey             So today am challenging the State universities to exerc
                              PA House Legislative IJournal 601 #GBA?year=1993#
3172   2   9   1993   Casey             After all, Journal 601 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislativesupport for higher education, whether in the fo
3173   2   9   1993   Casey             So I am proposing today a $31 million tuition challenge g
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1993#
3174   2   9   1993   Casey             If a school keeps 601 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal its tuition increase below the rate of in
3175   2   9   1993   Casey             Enrollment in our 601 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal community colleges has been increasi
3176   2   9   1993   Casey             For many of our 601 people, the community college is
                              PA House Legislative Journalyoung #GBA?year=1993#
3177   2   9   1993   Casey             For this reason, I 601 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal propose increasing in this budget reimb
3178   2   9   1993   Casey             Once we Journal 601 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative do this, however, we must, in my judgment, at
3179   2   9   1993   Casey             This means that 601 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalno more State money will be used to su
3236   2   8   1994   Casey             So we begin with 600 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal that historical context as we examine t
3237   2   8   1994   Casey             In the last 7 years, the #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 educational landscape has been d
3238   2   8   1994   Casey             The State's annual investment in basic education has inc
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1994#
3240   2   8   1994   Casey             we began the largest capital construction
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1994# program for o
3241   2   8   1994   Casey             tuition challenge 601 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal grants kept increases within reasonabl
3242   2   8   1994   Casey             our teacher loan-forgiveness program brought more tha
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1994#
3243   2   8   1994   Casey             we began a basic 600 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal reform to bring equal educational opp
3244   2   8   1994   Casey             we made early intervention services for developmentall
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1994#
3245   2   8   1994   Casey             Our reforms have 600 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal borne rich fruit.
3246   2   8   1994   Casey             For the third year 602 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal in a row, we have experienced a declin
3247   2   8   1994   Casey             The number of Pennsylvania high school graduates goin
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1994#
3248   2   8   1994   Casey             This budget continues #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 and expands these reforms and c
3249   2   8   1994   Casey             For basic Journal 600 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative education, this budget proposes an increase of
3250   2   8   1994   Casey             It continues our commitment to equal opportunity for a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603 #GBA?year=1994#
3251   2   8   1994   Casey             When we began 602 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journallast year, some schools were spending
3252   2   8   1994   Casey             With this year's increase, no district will be
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1994# spending les
3253   2   8   1994   Casey             You know, in education, like everything else,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1994# results are
3254   2   8   1994   Casey             In the final analysis, our children will be judged by what
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1994#
3255   2   8   1994   Casey             To prepare our young #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 people for the challenges of intern
3256   2   8   1994   Casey             Working Journal 607 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativewith Pennsylvania 2000, representing business
3257   2   8   1994   Casey             The cornerstone 600 education reforms
                              PA House Legislative Journal of our#GBA?year=1994# is accountabi
3258   2   8   1994   Casey             The taxpayers of 602 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvania deserve to see the results
3259   2   8   1994   Casey             For the first time 607 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal in Pennsylvania, we are developing cha
3260   2   8   1994   Casey             This year's budget will #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 continue our unprecedented $4 1
3261   2   8   1994   Casey             We have Journal 606 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative brought under control, for the first time, the sk
3262   2   8   1994   Casey             We did this by placing #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 ultimate responsibility in the elec
3263   2   8   1994   Casey             This has stabilized the #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 special education program and br
3264   2   8   1994   Casey             This budget increases #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606our investment in special educatio
3265   2   8   1994   Casey             I think it Journal 600 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativeis important for our people to understand the s
3266   2   8   1994   Casey             Now, here again, 607 States, under the
                              PA House Legislative Journal some#GBA?year=1994#pressure of the
3267   2   8   1994   Casey             We have Journal 606 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative expanded it so that the total investment in spe
3268   2   8   1994   Casey             This budget once 606 expands our commitment to chil
                              PA House Legislative Journal again#GBA?year=1994#
3269   2   8   1994   Casey             By helping them 606 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journalearly in their lives, we give them a real
3270   2   8   1994   Casey             The budget proposes #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603an investment of almost $97 millio
3271   2   8   1994   Casey             The budget increases #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601higher education funding by almos
3272   2   8   1994   Casey             Now, these increases #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600raise combined spending for basic
3273   2   8   1994   Casey             How about the cost of #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 college education?
3274   2   8   1994   Casey             Our families understand full well the backbreaking finan
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1994#
3275   2   8   1994   Casey             To help them, we 601 increased funding
                              PA House Legislative Journal have #GBA?year=1994# for the college
3276   2   8   1994   Casey             This budget proposes #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601another 10-percent increase, raisi
3277   2   8   1994   Casey             The maximum grant has been increased from $1,750 in
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1994#
3278   2   8   1994   Casey             And again, this year, 20,000 more students
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1994# are receiving
3279   2   8   1994   Casey             Now, as an additional #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601relief to the pocketbooks of Penns
3280   2   8   1994   Casey             By passing this budget, you will substantially
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1994# reduce the
3306   2   8   1994   Casey             special education;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 606 #GBA?year=1994#
3348   2   8   1994   Casey             Everyone tells us 600 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal our kids should stay in school, and I ag
3360   2   8   1994   Casey             A strong Journal therefore, for young people in their l
                              PA House Legislativeincentive,602 #GBA?year=1994#
3432   2   8   1994   Casey             Increased opportunity #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 for children in poor school distric
3433   2   8   1994   Casey             Increased opportunity #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 for young people who find the co
3568   3   7   1995   Ridge             Parents, Journal and #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislativeteachers, 600 communities -together- designing
3569   3   7   1995   Ridge             Harrisburg mandates will not be an obstacle
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1995# to local effo
3570   3   7   1995   Ridge             Our philosophy toward funding higher education will als
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1995#
3571   3   7   1995   Ridge             For years, State government has funded State universiti
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1995#
3572   3   7   1995   Ridge             Who in Harrisburg should make spending
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1995# decisions for t
3573   3   7   1995   Ridge             In my mind, no one.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1995#
3574   3   7   1995   Ridge             Let the schools decide.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1995#
3575   3   7   1995   Ridge             In this budget, higher #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601education is given more flexibility
3576   3   7   1995   Ridge             Half the increase 601 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal will be used to create tuition challenge
3577   3   7   1995   Ridge             the other half to 601 college education
                              PA House Legislative Journal boost #GBA?year=1995#grants to empo
3578   3   7   1995   Ridge             We increase funding to support community
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1995# colleges and
3452   3   7   1995   Ridge             Instead of a new 600 was a quality education for my b
                              PA House Legislative Journal car, it #GBA?year=1995#
3539   3   7   1995   Ridge             There is absolutely nothing, nothing a parent or govern
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1995#
3540   3   7   1995   Ridge             The future offers 600 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal neither hope nor opportunity to the un
3541   3   7   1995   Ridge             As parents, Michele and I work every day
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1995# to nurture the
3543   3   7   1995   Ridge             And as Governor, 600 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal my job is to make certain that the opp
3544   3   7   1995   Ridge             By far, education 600 Commonwealth's
                              PA House Legislative Journal is the#GBA?year=1995#single largest i
3545   3   7   1995   Ridge             From kindergarten to #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600college, nearly 45 percent of the b
3546   3   7   1995   Ridge             But for too long, has #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal it600 been a priority in decline.
3547   3   7   1995   Ridge             So this budget reverses a 7-year trend.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1995#
3548   3   7   1995   Ridge             For the first time 600 1988, education's
                              PA House Legislative Journal since #GBA?year=1995#share of the bu
3549   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget provides an additional $124 million to suppo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1995#
3550   3   7   1995   Ridge             Our funding formula will incorporate the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1995#equity provisio
3551   3   7   1995   Ridge             But unlike those 600 we will also base State aid on en
                              PA House Legislative Journalyears, #GBA?year=1995#
3552   3   7   1995   Ridge             Every school district in Pennsylvania will receive at least
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1995#
3553   3   7   1995   Ridge             But money alone 600 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal will not guarantee quality or improvem
3554   3   7   1995   Ridge             We must Journal differently, because in
                              PA House Legislative do things600 #GBA?year=1995# the end, educ
3555   3   7   1995   Ridge             Education is about our children, their opportunity, and P
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1995#
3556   3   7   1995   Ridge             I believe Journal not #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislativeparents - 600 government - know what is best f
3557   3   7   1995   Ridge             I want families to 600 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal decide for themselves where their chil
3558   3   7   1995   Ridge             Let me ask, why it that students begin year 13 of their
                              PA House Legislative Journalis 602 #GBA?year=1995#
3559   3   7   1995   Ridge             The needs of one 600 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 7-year-old are different from the next,
3560   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget empowers parents with the opportunity of s
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1995#
3561   3   7   1995   Ridge             It provides nearly 600 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal $40 million for educational opportunit
3562   3   7   1995   Ridge             It is the first installment of a plan that begins with poor a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603 #GBA?year=1995#
3563   3   7   1995   Ridge             We will start by reaching into 167 of Pennsylvania's poo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1995#
3564   3   7   1995   Ridge             In years 2 and 3, 602 choice will become
                              PA House Legislative Journalschool#GBA?year=1995# a reality stat
3565   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget also 600 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journalencourages the development of charte
3566   3   7   1995   Ridge             It is an exciting concept.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1995#
3763   2   6   1996   Ridge             But when it comes to #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600creating jobs- jobs for the future-
3764   2   6   1996   Ridge             The link between 600 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal economic development and education
3765   2   6   1996   Ridge             A Pennsylvania high school diploma should
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1996# send, should
3766   2   6   1996   Ridge             It should Journal 600 recipient is ready to
                              PA House Legislative mean that its #GBA?year=1996# meet the hig
3768   2   6   1996   Ridge             If today's students are #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 to be tomorrow's workers, they n
3769   2   6   1996   Ridge             I propose project 607 to Learn" for Pennsylvania's child
                              PA House Legislative Journal "Link #GBA?year=1996#
3770   2   6   1996   Ridge             $121 million for 607 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthe 21st century.
3771   2   6   1996   Ridge             It will bring Pennsylvania's children together
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996# and put our
3772   2   6   1996   Ridge             Erin O'Brien is a fifth-grader at Grace Park
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996# Elementary Sc
3773   2   6   1996   Ridge             The other day she e-mailed me about the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996# role she hope
3774   2   6   1996   Ridge             This is what she sent: #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607"We could be on the Internet and
3775   2   6   1996   Ridge             We could see things that otherwise would
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996# be impossible
3776   2   6   1996   Ridge             I want Erin and her fellow students to see
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996# the impossible
3777   2   6   1996   Ridge             Our goal Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislativeis to make computers as commonplace as the c
3778   2   6   1996   Ridge             This community 607 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journalpartnership begins with a $40 million pa
3779   2   6   1996   Ridge             We will help buy 607 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal computers for local school districts, tar
3780   2   6   1996   Ridge             And just Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislativeas important, we will link these computers with
3781   2   6   1996   Ridge             Think about it- virtual #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607libraries, virtual classrooms, and t
3782   2   6   1996   Ridge             Coupled Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislativewith an expansion of the distance learning netw
3783   2   6   1996   Ridge             In fact, tomorrow will have the chance to
                              PA House Legislative Journal I607 #GBA?year=1996# use this new
3784   2   6   1996   Ridge             From our capital, will #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal I 607 be linked to students in Philadelp
3785   2   6   1996   Ridge             Together we will 607 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal explore the information superhighway
3787   2   6   1996   Ridge             Three-to Journal 603 receive more help
                              PA House Legislative five-year-olds #GBA?year=1996# with a $2-mill
3788   2   6   1996   Ridge             We will create a 600 atmosphere for learning with an
                              PA House Legislative Journalbetter #GBA?year=1996#
3789   2   6   1996   Ridge             And we will bolster Pennsylvania's support
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1996# of lifetime le
3790   2   6   1996   Ridge             Last year, Pennsylvania's school districts received their l
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1996#
3791   2   6   1996   Ridge             This budget sustains that record funding level, but it will
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1996#
3792   2   6   1996   Ridge             Yet we can still provide millions and millions
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1996# of dollars to
3793   2   6   1996   Ridge             I challenge the General Assembly to send
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1996# me the broade
3795   2   6   1996   Ridge             Spending previously dictated by Harrisburg
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1996# will be direct
3796   2   6   1996   Ridge             The Pennsylvania 602 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal School Boards Association estimates t
3797   2   6   1996   Ridge             That is the equivalent #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602of the General Assembly voting fo
3800   2   6   1996   Ridge             For me, one of the most difficult decisions
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1996# in the budget
3801   2   6   1996   Ridge             It is no secret how I feel.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1996#
3802   2   6   1996   Ridge             There are only three or four people who applauded that
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1996#
3803   2   6   1996   Ridge             Maybe we should 600 that vote now, Mr.
                              PA House Legislative Journal have#GBA?year=1996# Speaker.
3804   2   6   1996   Ridge             It is certainly no 600 how I feel;
                              PA House Legislative Journalsecret #GBA?year=1996#
3805   2   6   1996   Ridge             giving parents and children choices must
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1996#be one of our h
3981   2   4   1997   Ridge             And with Journal 607 Link to Learn initiative, our schoo
                              PA House Legislative our landmark#GBA?year=1997#
4077   2   4   1997   Ridge             I say to you, let us put #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 communities in charge of Charter
4078   2   4   1997   Ridge             Charter schools put parents and teachers
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997# and communit
4079   2   4   1997   Ridge             Charter schools in charge of them.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997#
4080   2   4   1997   Ridge             If they want a longer school year, it is up to
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997# them.
4081   2   4   1997   Ridge             Uniforms?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997#
4082   2   4   1997   Ridge             It is up to them.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997#
4083   2   4   1997   Ridge             More math, less 602 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journalsports?
4084   2   4   1997   Ridge             It is up to them.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997#
4085   2   4   1997   Ridge             Last year Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative we funded planning grants for charter schools,
4086   2   4   1997   Ridge             This budget continues #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 to fund charter school planning gr
4087   2   4   1997   Ridge             But parents and 602 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journalcommunity leaders cannot start charter
4088   2   4   1997   Ridge             This year Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative let us pass meaningful charter school reform.
4089   2   4   1997   Ridge             This budget also 600 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journalincreases the dollars available to public
4090   2   4   1997   Ridge             We have Journal 600 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative increased funding for special education, transp
4091   2   4   1997   Ridge             We have Journal 600 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative added $100 million more dollars to the basic e
4092   2   4   1997   Ridge             That is a Journal increase.
                              PA House Legislative3-percent600 #GBA?year=1997#
4093   2   4   1997   Ridge             We are going to 600 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journaltry to spend some of it better.
4094   2   4   1997   Ridge             Ten percent of the increase will be set aside
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997# for schools
4095   2   4   1997   Ridge             It is a proposal to 602 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal create a little healthy competition.
4096   2   4   1997   Ridge             It is not school district #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 versus school district and it is not
4097   2   4   1997   Ridge             We will measure 607 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal performance with improved statewide
4098   2   4   1997   Ridge             And in the coming weeks, my administration
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997# will announ
4099   2   4   1997   Ridge             We will start in the primary grades, and we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997# will start wit
4100   2   4   1997   Ridge             We will insist upon standards that parents
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997# can tape to th
4101   2   4   1997   Ridge             We expect the highest #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 standards of our teachers as well
4102   2   4   1997   Ridge             Our Commonwealth is #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 blessed with thousands of teache
4103   2   4   1997   Ridge             I believe Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativein the power and the importance of the job our
4104   2   4   1997   Ridge             And it is Journal 601 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativebecause of that very strong belief that I have ca
4105   2   4   1997   Ridge             Recently Journal 602 education journal
                              PA House Legislative a professional#GBA?year=1997# noted that Pen
4106   2   4   1997   Ridge             Ironically, only a 602 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative JournalC+ is required to gain admission to our
4107   2   4   1997   Ridge             C+ is average.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997#
4108   2   4   1997   Ridge             There is nothing 602 with average.
                              PA House Legislative Journalwrong#GBA?year=1997#
4109   2   4   1997   Ridge             But average is not what we want from our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1997# teachers.
4110   2   4   1997   Ridge             And at a Journal 602 are raising the standards for our
                              PA House Legislativetime when we#GBA?year=1997#
4111   2   4   1997   Ridge             In higher Journal 601 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative education, we have increased funding by nearl
4112   2   4   1997   Ridge             Like many of you, could not afford college
                              PA House Legislative Journal I601 #GBA?year=1997# without a sc
4113   2   4   1997   Ridge             That is why I am 601 strong believer in
                              PA House Legislative Journalsuch a#GBA?year=1997#Pennsylvania's
4114   2   4   1997   Ridge             Just a few weeks 601 was proud to award
                              PA House Legislative Journal ago, I #GBA?year=1997# Temple stud
4115   2   4   1997   Ridge             It included the three billionth dollar ever
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1997#awarded by PH
4116   2   4   1997   Ridge             Like thousands of 601 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal other students, she works hard for he
4117   2   4   1997   Ridge             In the first year of this #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 administration, we granted PHEA
4118   2   4   1997   Ridge             And last Journal 601 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativeyear, even though it was a tight budget, we sus
4119   2   4   1997   Ridge             Today we propose to #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601increase that program again- this t
4120   2   4   1997   Ridge             Our schools, colleges, #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601and universities provide our childr
4121   2   4   1997   Ridge             As our economy 601 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journalbecomes more and more dependent up
4122   2   4   1997   Ridge             That is why this budget supports public libraries with an
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997#
4123   2   4   1997   Ridge             Libraries Journal core of our communities'
                              PA House Legislativeare at the607 #GBA?year=1997# ability to p
4124   2   4   1997   Ridge             That is why we also make the next $40 million installme
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997#
4125   2   4   1997   Ridge             As you recall, it is 607 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal a 3-year, $120 million project to exten
4126   2   4   1997   Ridge             Link to Learn starts in #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607the schools, because a child excite
4127   2   4   1997   Ridge             But Link Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativeto Learn is more than just computers in classroo
4128   2   4   1997   Ridge             It forges Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativecommunity partnerships.
4129   2   4   1997   Ridge             It links our schools with museums, libraries,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997# hospitals, bu
4130   2   4   1997   Ridge             It creates whole 607 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journalnew alliances that identify the needs of
4131   2   4   1997   Ridge             Let me give you an example that most of
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997#you probably n
4132   2   4   1997   Ridge             The Link Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativeto Learn connection will give farm families acce
4133   2   4   1997   Ridge             Everyone wins- the farmer, the environment, the comm
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997#
4134   2   4   1997   Ridge             And the Link to Learn #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607technology makes the connection
4135   2   4   1997   Ridge             It is a different world from the one our parents and gran
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1997#
4213   2   3   1998   Ridge             Our public schools, once some of the best
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1998# in the nation,
4214   2   3   1998   Ridge             The voices of parents #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600and children were rarely heard an
4222   2   3   1998   Ridge             And we have established plain, tough, commonsense ac
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4357   2   3   1998   Ridge             The new Journal holds promise for all Pennsylvanians,
                              PA House Legislativeeconomy600 #GBA?year=1998#
4358   2   3   1998   Ridge             If technology is at 600 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the heart of the new economy, educa
4359   2   3   1998   Ridge             Lifelong learning 600 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal has become a necessity.
4368   2   3   1998   Ridge             Bottom line: In the new economy, education
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1998# is the work
4369   2   3   1998   Ridge             This budget makes an #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 unprecedented commitment to P
4371   2   3   1998   Ridge             But the best way, 600 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the best way to ensure that success is
4372   2   3   1998   Ridge             Let us capture their natural love of learning-
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1998# nurture it, e
4373   2   3   1998   Ridge             Allow them to find the joy of discovery while they acqui
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1998#
4374   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is the idea at the #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 core of our groundbreaking Link t
4375   2   3   1998   Ridge             This year, with your help, we make the final
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998# installment
4376   2   3   1998   Ridge             We will also expand it #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 with an additional $5 million to pr
4377   2   3   1998   Ridge             Two years ago, when #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607we started this $132-million progr
4378   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is what we are doing.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4379   2   3   1998   Ridge             Kids are excited, 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journalteachers are empowered, and schools a
4380   2   3   1998   Ridge             Just ask the children at Sulzberger Middle
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1998# School in Wes
4381   2   3   1998   Ridge             Thanks to Link to 607 and the University
                              PA House Legislative Journal Learn#GBA?year=1998# of Pennsylvan
4382   2   3   1998   Ridge             They use Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative their computers to study environmental issues
4383   2   3   1998   Ridge             We know sometimes the best lessons learned are those
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1998#
4384   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is the power 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal of Link to Learn.
4391   2   3   1998   Ridge             Governor, my colleagues and I would like
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998# to thank you a
4392   2   3   1998   Ridge             It has enabled the faculty and students of
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998# Sulzberger Mi
4393   2   3   1998   Ridge             Eight years ago we started this partnership,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998# and every ye
4394   2   3   1998   Ridge             The Link Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislativeto Learn program support in technology has allo
4396   2   3   1998   Ridge             With the Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Link to Learn program, students are being train
4397   2   3   1998   Ridge             I would like to introduce to you two members of our stu
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4403   2   3   1998   Ridge             Mr. Hall: Journal 607 to be telling you about the Link to
                              PA House Legislative We are going #GBA?year=1998#
4404   2   3   1998   Ridge             SMS News stands 602 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal for Sulzberger Middle School News.
4406   2   3   1998   Ridge             Right now, my friend, #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607Oneil, is going to tell you about th
4427   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is certainly a 602 lesson Mr. Campbell's class will
                              PA House Legislative Journal civics#GBA?year=1998#
4428   2   3   1998   Ridge             It has been your 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journaleffort and your support of Link to Learn
4429   2   3   1998   Ridge             Let me give you another example of the power of techn
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4430   2   3   1998   Ridge             Next door, in the 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Reception Room, three students are o
4433   2   3   1998   Ridge             These students are from the West Branch
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1998# School Distric
4434   2   3   1998   Ridge             It is called "Webcasting," and these students, along with
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4435   2   3   1998   Ridge             These young Pennsylvanians are high school
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998# students 15
4437   2   3   1998   Ridge             Now, classrooms 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal are not the only places that could use
4438   2   3   1998   Ridge             Pennsylvania libraries #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 could as well.
4439   2   3   1998   Ridge             We give with a 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House LegislativeitJournal record funding increase- $11 million.
4440   2   3   1998   Ridge             Most of it goes for technology.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4441   2   3   1998   Ridge             Most of that $11 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal million goes to technology, technology
4442   2   3   1998   Ridge             Technology obviously #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607holds great promise for education
4443   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is why today propose an increase of
                              PA House Legislative Journal I602 #GBA?year=1998# more than $2
4444   2   3   1998   Ridge             The basic subsidy 607 up by 3 1/2 percent,
                              PA House Legislative Journal goes #GBA?year=1998# and we will
4445   2   3   1998   Ridge             In higher Journal 601 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative education, we have increased funding by over
4446   2   3   1998   Ridge             Yet, all the money in the world will not mean a thing if o
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=1998#
4447   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is why with 607 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journalyour help last year we enacted charter
4448   2   3   1998   Ridge             In this budget, we give those teachers unprecedented su
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4449   2   3   1998   Ridge             This budget includes a #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 high-tech training initiative to rea
4450   2   3   1998   Ridge             I know you are familiar with them.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4451   2   3   1998   Ridge             Each summer they open their doors to Pennsylvania's be
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4452   2   3   1998   Ridge             Now they will keep the same doors open
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#for Pennsylvan
4453   2   3   1998   Ridge             And to better ensure all Pennsylvania teachers are the b
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1998#
4454   2   3   1998   Ridge             Our Commonwealth is #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 blessed with thousands of teache
4455   2   3   1998   Ridge             I believe Journal 602 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislativein the power and the importance of the job the
4458   2   3   1998   Ridge             So today call upon the General Assembly
                              PA House Legislative IJournal 600 #GBA?year=1998# to help Penns
4460   2   3   1998   Ridge             And while we are 602 before you break for
                              PA House Legislative Journal at it, #GBA?year=1998# summer, let
4515   2   3   1998   Ridge             The kids Journal 602 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislativein Mr. Campbell's class are not standing still.
4673   2   2   1999   Ridge             We must Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative help them prepare for it.
4674   2   2   1999   Ridge             And with Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative this budget, we do.
4675   2   2   1999   Ridge             We begin at the 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journalvery beginning, even before our childre
4676   2   2   1999   Ridge             We will partner with parents, day-care centers, and edu
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
4677   2   2   1999   Ridge             And yes, Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislativewe will extend our Link to Learn programs for a
4678   2   2   1999   Ridge             In our effort to make technology education
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999# a priority aft
4679   2   2   1999   Ridge             It provides up to 601 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal $9,000 for Pennsylvania students study
4680   2   2   1999   Ridge             In return, they agree to work in Pennsylvania for up to 3
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1999#
4681   2   2   1999   Ridge             Scitech Scholars Pennsylvania's first direct
                              PA House Legislative Journalis 601 #GBA?year=1999# attempt to
4682   2   2   1999   Ridge             But I think you understand and we want our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1999# young peop
4683   2   2   1999   Ridge             So we introduce 604 Bill for the New Economy.
                              PA House Legislative Journalour GI#GBA?year=1999#
4684   2   2   1999   Ridge             It will help those 604 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvanians who do not seek a 4-ye
4685   2   2   1999   Ridge             But our emphasis 604 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal on bits and bytes must be built on a st
4686   2   2   1999   Ridge             This budget also 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journalconcentrates on the basics.
4687   2   2   1999   Ridge             We will invest $5.8 billion in Pennsylvania's
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999# public schoo
4688   2   2   1999   Ridge             Our school districts will see nearly a quarter-billion-dolla
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
4689   2   2   1999   Ridge             We will increase 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journalperformance funding for our schools by
4690   2   2   1999   Ridge             We will increase 606 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journalfunding for special education by nearly
4691   2   2   1999   Ridge             And we will enact 602 to Succeed, a bold
                              PA House Legislative Journal Read#GBA?year=1999# new program
4692   2   2   1999   Ridge             In the first 3 years, you learn to read.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
4693   2   2   1999   Ridge             Therefore, you read to learn.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
4694   2   2   1999   Ridge             And all Pennsylvania's #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 children must read to succeed.
4695   2   2   1999   Ridge             This year, Pennsylvanians will spend $14 billion on publi
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
4696   2   2   1999   Ridge             Our per-pupil spending is more than $1,200
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999# above the n
4697   2   2   1999   Ridge             Pennsylvania taxpayers make an extraordinary commitm
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
4698   2   2   1999   Ridge             But if our students are #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 to excel in the 21st century- if tha
4699   2   2   1999   Ridge             We will need to be more vigilant in our pursuit of excelle
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
4700   2   2   1999   Ridge             Allegiance to our 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal children requires us to be willing to cas
4701   2   2   1999   Ridge             When elected school district leaders embrace new and c
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
4702   2   2   1999   Ridge             And so I ask you pass the School District
                              PA House Legislative Journalto602 #GBA?year=1999# Empowerme
4703   2   2   1999   Ridge             Free entire schools districts from the tentacles of State c
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
4704   2   2   1999   Ridge             Allegiance to our 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal children also requires that we no longe
4705   2   2   1999   Ridge             Tragically, there 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journalare few districts in our Commonwealth
4706   2   2   1999   Ridge             In these districts, believe we need the authority to dec
                              PA House Legislative Journal I 602 #GBA?year=1999#
4707   2   2   1999   Ridge             I ask you Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative to pass academic bankruptcy legislation before
4708   2   2   1999   Ridge             And finally, Pennsylvania's allegiance to our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999# children req
4709   2   2   1999   Ridge             So while Journal 602 $5.8 billion in State
                              PA House Legislativewe will spend #GBA?year=1999# support for p
4710   2   2   1999   Ridge             We owe Journal 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislativeit to Pennsylvania parents- parents who work h
4711   2   2   1999   Ridge             They deserve our 602 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal support.
4712   2   2   1999   Ridge             And students studying #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 for their college degree deserve o
4713   2   2   1999   Ridge             With this budget, 601 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal we provide more funding for higher ed
4714   2   2   1999   Ridge             We also will make money for higher education available
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=1999#
4715   2   2   1999   Ridge             This budget includes a #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 601 5- percent increase for our succes
4716   2   2   1999   Ridge             And students studying #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 for their college degree deserve o
4717   2   2   1999   Ridge             Outside the classroom, our most important
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999# educational
4718   2   2   1999   Ridge             I propose the most dramatic new investment ever in Pen
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
4719   2   2   1999   Ridge             Historically, we have been in the top 10 for
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999# State suppor
4720   2   2   1999   Ridge             Over the Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative last 4 years alone it has grown by 58 percent.
4721   2   2   1999   Ridge             But local Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative support has not kept pace.
4722   2   2   1999   Ridge             This new Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative State investment is designed to increase local s
4723   2   2   1999   Ridge             The result?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=1999#
4794   2   8   2000   Ridge             We do not provide for #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 soldiers trapped in a bitter outpo
4880   2   8   2000   Ridge             Oracle will provide up #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 to $50 million to allow our school
4881   2   8   2000   Ridge             It is called the Beehive #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 Initiative.
4903   2   8   2000   Ridge             You are helping us bring your technology
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#to our high sch
4945   2   8   2000   Ridge             That is why we will provide another $15 million for a new
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2000#
4946   2   8   2000   Ridge             We also propose 607 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to invest $5 million to create in Pennsy
4947   2   8   2000   Ridge             Students Journal 607 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative will be connected to teachers, and teachers wi
4996   2   8   2000   Ridge             If we are Journal 600 leader in technology
                              PA House Legislative to be a world #GBA?year=2000# and job crea
4998   2   8   2000   Ridge             So we continue to invest in education.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2000#
4999   2   8   2000   Ridge             In the last 5 years, while inflation has gone
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# up 15 percen
5001   2   8   2000   Ridge             This year Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative we propose to spend a record $6 billion on our
5003   2   8   2000   Ridge             That helps to explain why our schools are
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# able to spend
5007   2   8   2000   Ridge             Behind those incredible numbers are children, some of w
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5008   2   8   2000   Ridge             My first priority is 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal reading.
5009   2   8   2000   Ridge             We propose the 607 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journalmost dramatic investment in reading in
5010   2   8   2000   Ridge             We will start with 607 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the second year of the 4-year, $100-m
5011   2   8   2000   Ridge             Last year Journal 607 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative 709 schools received Read to Succeed grants t
5012   2   8   2000   Ridge             Read to Succeed making a difference in
                              PA House Legislative Journal is607 #GBA?year=2000# our classroom
5016   2   8   2000   Ridge             As a second grade teacher, I know my job
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# is to make sur
5017   2   8   2000   Ridge             We know this test begins even before students enter kin
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5018   2   8   2000   Ridge             Our district has received over $200,000 in
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# funds, and we
5019   2   8   2000   Ridge             Second, we were 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal able to expand our extended-day kind
5020   2   8   2000   Ridge             This allows us to 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal give students in need additional instruc
5021   2   8   2000   Ridge             Third, we are able to strengthen our partnerships with p
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2000#
5022   2   8   2000   Ridge             All of these Read 607 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to Succeed programs have helped our
5025   2   8   2000   Ridge             I want you to introduce us to a couple of
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#your students,
5027   2   8   2000   Ridge             Governor Ridge wants #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 to know if we consider ourselves
5028   2   8   2000   Ridge             What do Journal
                              PA House Legislative you say? 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5029   2   8   2000   Ridge             Yes.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5031   2   8   2000   Ridge             I hope so.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5033   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Ms. Roz, we know you have
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# got some wo
5037   2   8   2000   Ridge             The first Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativeone I have sitting beside me is Channing Greene
5042   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Now, do you read a lot?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5043   2   8   2000   Ridge             Channing Greene: Yes, I do.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5044   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: And what is it about reading
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# and books th
5045   2   8   2000   Ridge             Is there something special about reading
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#that you like?
5046   2   8   2000   Ridge             Channing Greene: Yes, there is.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5047   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Would #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602you want to tell us what that migh
5048   2   8   2000   Ridge             Ms. Roz: Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House LegislativeWhy do you like to read?
5049   2   8   2000   Ridge             Channing Greene: I like to read because it
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# is fun to read
5051   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: All 602
                              PA House Legislative Journal right.#GBA?year=2000#
5052   2   8   2000   Ridge             I must tell you, Channing, that we might want to use tha
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5053   2   8   2000   Ridge             That was Journal 602
                              PA House Legislative a great idea. #GBA?year=2000#
5056   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: She is very polite.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5057   2   8   2000   Ridge             And who Journal
                              PA House Legislative is the- 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5058   2   8   2000   Ridge             Ms. Roz: have Andrew Ross, sitting next
                              PA House LegislativeIJournal 602 #GBA?year=2000#to Channing.
5059   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Hi, 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Andrew.
5060   2   8   2000   Ridge             Andrew Ross: Hi.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5061   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Do you #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 read a lot?
5062   2   8   2000   Ridge             Andrew Ross: Yes.602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal
5063   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Do you #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 have a library card?
5064   2   8   2000   Ridge             Andrew Ross: Yeah.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5065   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Do you #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 use it?
5066   2   8   2000   Ridge             Andrew Ross: Yeah.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5067   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: And of #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607all those books that you have take
5068   2   8   2000   Ridge             Andrew Ross: No.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2000#
5069   2   8   2000   Ridge             Ms. Roz: Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House LegislativeWhat is your favorite book, Andrew?
5070   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Do you #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 have bunches of books that you l
5071   2   8   2000   Ridge             Andrew Ross: Yes.602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal
5072   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: What kind?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5073   2   8   2000   Ridge             Do you like adventure?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5074   2   8   2000   Ridge             Do you like westerns?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5075   2   8   2000   Ridge             Do you like mystery?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5076   2   8   2000   Ridge             Do you like science fiction?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5077   2   8   2000   Ridge             What do Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative you like to do?
5078   2   8   2000   Ridge             Andrew Ross: I like mysteries.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5079   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: History;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5080   2   8   2000   Ridge             wonderful.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5081   2   8   2000   Ridge             Andrew Ross: Mysteries.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5082   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Mystery, ah.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5083   2   8   2000   Ridge             Well, there is mystery #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 and history in this town, too, so m
5084   2   8   2000   Ridge             You know, Ms. Roz, you were kind enough
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# to talk about
5085   2   8   2000   Ridge             I mean, there were incredible debates around the Decla
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5086   2   8   2000   Ridge             I mean, there have been some incredible
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#debates and in
5087   2   8   2000   Ridge             Is that true?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5089   2   8   2000   Ridge             That is true.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5090   2   8   2000   Ridge             Bonnie, do you want to read the first one?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5091   2   8   2000   Ridge             Bonnie Thompson: "Mr. Speaker, we do not
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# need that b
5093   2   8   2000   Ridge             Nicole Lakin: "That doe-eyed kewpie lickspittle that I hav
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5095   2   8   2000   Ridge             Marc Hill: "This is 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal not meant to be bellicose, but this Gov
5097   2   8   2000   Ridge             Christopher Avampato: "This is an ostensible and I think
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5098   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: Ms. Roz, on behalf of the General Assemb
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5099   2   8   2000   Ridge             Your students obviously are reading and succeeding.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5100   2   8   2000   Ridge             And by the way, 602 tell them not to be
                              PA House Legislative Journalplease#GBA?year=2000# alarmed.
5101   2   8   2000   Ridge             There are a lot of 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal people in this chamber that did not un
5102   2   8   2000   Ridge             It is not just them;602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal
5103   2   8   2000   Ridge             it is all of Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative us.
5108   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Governor: We also continue our historic commitme
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2000#
5109   2   8   2000   Ridge             Our budget invests $80 million in public libraries, a 31-p
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2000#
5110   2   8   2000   Ridge             It includes $4 million for ACCESS Pennsylvania, the bigge
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2000#
5111   2   8   2000   Ridge             With the Journal 607 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative new funding, we will add an additional 400 ele
5112   2   8   2000   Ridge             The third part of 603 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal our reading emphasis is literacy.
5113   2   8   2000   Ridge             Our budget increases #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603funding for adult and family literac
5114   2   8   2000   Ridge             This new Journal 603 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative investment will help to establish family literacy
5115   2   8   2000   Ridge             It will create summer #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603reading programs for parents and
5116   2   8   2000   Ridge             If fully implemented, it would mark a 134-percent increa
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2000#
5117   2   8   2000   Ridge             If a child Journal 602 child cannot learn.
                              PA House Legislativecannot read, a#GBA?year=2000#
5118   2   8   2000   Ridge             Yet there are 11 602 districts in Pennsylvania where h
                              PA House Legislative Journalschool#GBA?year=2000#
5119   2   8   2000   Ridge             We must Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative not forget the children behind those numbers.
5120   2   8   2000   Ridge             Last year Journal 602 academic recovery
                              PA House Legislative I proposed an#GBA?year=2000# act to identif
5121   2   8   2000   Ridge             Those districts would #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602have received broad new powers t
5122   2   8   2000   Ridge             And as a Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativelast resort, parents could leave the district.
5123   2   8   2000   Ridge             They could take their #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602child and their tax dollars elsewhe
5124   2   8   2000   Ridge             And I might add 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthat unlike the people who vote on cho
5125   2   8   2000   Ridge             It is a matter of social #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602and economic justice.
5126   2   8   2000   Ridge             We will continue 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to debate school choice, but we canno
5127   2   8   2000   Ridge             The 250,000 children #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602trapped in these districts are still t
5128   2   8   2000   Ridge             This budget includes $20 million for a new
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# Education Em
5131   2   8   2000   Ridge             Let us pass it by the time school lets out this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# summer.
5132   2   8   2000   Ridge             I will tell Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativeyou, ladies and gentlemen, that the Education E
5134   2   8   2000   Ridge             Poverty is not intellectually disabling.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 603 #GBA?year=2000#
5135   2   8   2000   Ridge             These children do 603 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal not use poverty as an excuse not to le
5136   2   8   2000   Ridge             The Education Empowerment Act will help
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# us lift the bar
5137   2   8   2000   Ridge             Now, most school districts in Pennsylvania
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# are lifting the
5138   2   8   2000   Ridge             They are Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative improving each year, and they deserve recogni
5139   2   8   2000   Ridge             This year Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative we double funding for performance-incentive
5140   2   8   2000   Ridge             We will provide another $34 million for this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000# purpose, eq
5141   2   8   2000   Ridge             It will go Journal 602 that demonstrate
                              PA House Legislativeto the schools#GBA?year=2000# outstanding p
5142   2   8   2000   Ridge             We expect our schools and students and teachers to per
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
5143   2   8   2000   Ridge             Now we Journal 602 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativewill reward it like never before.
5440   2   6   2001   Ridge             Thanks to Harrisburg's #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 most effective unregistered lobby
5441   2   6   2001   Ridge             It is good to know that some librarians got
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001# admission to
5442   2   6   2001   Ridge             They will Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative get a 21-percent increase in direct State aid - 2
5443   2   6   2001   Ridge             We will give our 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journallibraries $94 million - nearly triple what
5444   2   6   2001   Ridge             And they Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative deserve every penny.
5445   2   6   2001   Ridge             The results are there for everyone to see:
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001# larger and bet
5446   2   6   2001   Ridge             We now Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislativerank among the top three in the nation in State
5447   2   6   2001   Ridge             If its citizens cannot read, a State cannot lead.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
5448   2   6   2001   Ridge             So we invest in the third year of our Read
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001# to Succeed, ou
5449   2   6   2001   Ridge             Adult and family 603 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal literacy programs, now in every county
5450   2   6   2001   Ridge             In all, it is a record $138-million investment
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001# in reading.
5451   2   6   2001   Ridge             Now, a State should not measure its greatness just by w
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
5452   2   6   2001   Ridge             That yardstick must also include results.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
5453   2   6   2001   Ridge             Schools that improve #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607on past performance should be re
5454   2   6   2001   Ridge             Our budget contains nearly $37 million for
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001# school perfor
5455   2   6   2001   Ridge             Washington is now talking about performance funding;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
5456   2   6   2001   Ridge             in Pennsylvania, 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journalwe have been doing it.
5457   2   6   2001   Ridge             Last year Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative we worked together to pass the Education Em
5458   2   6   2001   Ridge             It is helping our most #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602troubled school districts, where ha
5459   2   6   2001   Ridge             This year Journal turn our attention to all
                              PA House Legislative we must 602 #GBA?year=2001# of our strugg
5460   2   6   2001   Ridge             For kids in grades 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 3 and 5 performing below grade level
5461   2   6   2001   Ridge             We are investing 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal over $23 million in this innovative prog
5462   2   6   2001   Ridge             We are not the only ones committed to these children.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2001#
5465   2   6   2001   Ridge             We will create a 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal50-percent tax credit for employers wh
5466   2   6   2001   Ridge             Up to $30 million 607 be invested in scholarships and i
                              PA House Legislative Journal could#GBA?year=2001#
5467   2   6   2001   Ridge             This budget offers another public school option: indepen
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2001#
5468   2   6   2001   Ridge             Same district, same building, same faculty,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2001# same contrac
5469   2   6   2001   Ridge             Let us empower 600 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journaleach of those schools with their own bu
5470   2   6   2001   Ridge             Schools would be 600 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal run in the best interests of the childre
5471   2   6   2001   Ridge             It is a 21st century model of educational excellence.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2001#
5472   2   6   2001   Ridge             Finally, this budget implements statewide
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001# teacher testin
5473   2   6   2001   Ridge             If, for example, a 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal district's teachers excel at our math sta
5474   2   6   2001   Ridge             Thousands of school children have read the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2001# words on th
5420   2   6   2001   Ridge             When people decide where to live, when
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2001#companies dec
5421   2   6   2001   Ridge             People may come to Pennsylvania for opportunity, but t
                              PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2001#
5422   2   6   2001   Ridge             Our schools must 600 #GBA?year=2001#
                              PA House Legislative Journal be our best advertisement.
5423   2   6   2001   Ridge             That is why, in our quest for greatness, we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2001# first set out t
5424   2   6   2001   Ridge             All children able read.
                              PA House Legislative Journalto602 #GBA?year=2001#
5425   2   6   2001   Ridge             High classroom standards.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
5426   2   6   2001   Ridge             High teacher standards.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
5427   2   6   2001   Ridge             Parents who know what those standards
                              PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#are.
5428   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Rewards Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative for good teachers and good schools.
5429   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Technology in the 607 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal classroom.
5430   2   6   2001   Ridge                 And Pennsylvania's first charter schools -
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2001#now 21,000-st
5432   2   6   2001   Ridge                 This budget makes the largest increase in
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2001# the basic educ
5433   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Special education 606 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal gets a 10 percent raise - $478 million m
5434   2   6   2001   Ridge                 All told, our public elementary and secondary schools w
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2001#
5435   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The funds will go 602 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal where they are needed most.
5436   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Poorer school districts #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 will get as much as $5,000 per stu
5437   2   6   2001   Ridge                 For the first time 602 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal ever school districts whose property va
5438   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Special education 606 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal funds will also be targeted to poorer d
5439   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Once again we emphasize reading.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2001#
5481   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We begin with our State Museum.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 609 #GBA?year=2001#
5482   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It is a wonderful 609 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalplace to visit, as 300,000 visitors a year
5483   2   6   2001   Ridge                 But truth be told, 609 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal it needs a little work.
5484   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Some exhibits have not changed since the
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 609 #GBA?year=2001# first time the
5485   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Our State Museum should display dinosaurs,
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 609 #GBA?year=2001# not becom
5486   2   6   2001   Ridge                 So we invest $80 609 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal million to put this Commonwealth trea
5487   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Another Journal 609 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative$20 million will repair and improve our "Trail of
5488   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It is a golden opportunity to achieve greatness, to build
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 609 #GBA?year=2001#
5489   2   6   2001   Ridge                 In the words of Council on the Arts chair Susan Kemenyf
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 609 #GBA?year=2001#
5490   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Our budget offers 609 $15 million for grants to the arts
                                  PA House Legislative Journal over #GBA?year=2001#
5579   2   6   2001   Ridge                 There is another 606 of Pennsylvanians
                                  PA House Legislative Journal group #GBA?year=2001# overcoming di
5580   2   6   2001   Ridge                 They also benefit 606 our budget, but I just
                                  PA House Legislative Journal from #GBA?year=2001# wanted to t
5581   2   6   2001   Ridge                 A great State recognizes its greatest resource is children
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2001#
5582   2   6   2001   Ridge                 That is why we invest #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 600nearly $3 billion in our children be
5583   2   6   2001   Ridge                 For thousands of 600 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal families it will mean pre- and postnata
5591   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The Governor: It probably remarkable that we all look
                                  PA House Legislative Journal is606 #GBA?year=2001#
5610   2   6   2001   Ridge                 This money will go to #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 600proven programs such as mentors
5614   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We are reminded 602 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal of that last week at North Hapewll-Wi
5871   2   5   2002   Schweiker             I decided to go to 699 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal the International Academy of Design a
5872   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Unfortunately, the school and the program
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 699 #GBA?year=2002# were not on
5934   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Let us talk about 600 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal our kids.
5935   2   5   2002   Schweiker             No time Journal 600 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislativeis more important in the development of childr
5939   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And to see to it that our pre-K classrooms
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002# improve and s
5940   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Their findings will 607 us ensure that Pennsylvania's pre
                                  PA House Legislative Journal help #GBA?year=2002#
5942   2   5   2002   Schweiker             This budget invests $9 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 600 billion in education.
5943   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And that Journal 600 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative is $2 billion more than Pennsylvania spent on e
5944   2   5   2002   Schweiker             One of our most 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal significant achievements is the Empow
5945   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And here is how 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalwe can make it even better.
5946   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Empowerment Districts have helped Pennsylvania's stru
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002#
5947   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We have Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative seen it work quickly.
5948   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Not far from this 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal Capitol, in the Steelton-Highspire schoo
5949   2   5   2002   Schweiker             But what happens to the kids who live in
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#a high-rated di
5950   2   5   2002   Schweiker             They are Journal
                                  PA House Legislative shut out;602 #GBA?year=2002#
5951   2   5   2002   Schweiker             they are Journal 602 the empowerment
                                  PA House Legislativeshut out from #GBA?year=2002# concept.
5952   2   5   2002   Schweiker             So today propose that we create "Empowerment Scho
                                  PA House Legislative IJournal 607 #GBA?year=2002#
5953   2   5   2002   Schweiker             This investment 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalprovides assistance on a building-by-bu
5954   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We will identify specific schools where half
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002# or more of th
5955   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Then we Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislativewill provide them with new tools and resource
5956   2   5   2002   Schweiker             There are nearly 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 50 such schools across the State, in citi
5957   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We will see to it 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalthat no child slips through the cracks.
5958   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And it will bring Pennsylvania closer to our
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002# President's n
5959   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Sadly, that has been the case much too often at Pennsyl
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
5960   2   5   2002   Schweiker             The Philadelphia 602 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal School District has, to a great extent, st
5961   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Too many children cannot read or write.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
5962   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Too many children never make it to graduation day.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
5965   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Just before the New Year, Mayor Street and
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002# I reached an
5971   2   5   2002   Schweiker             I saw it in the faces of #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 the children and the spirit of the t
5976   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Our kids Journal 602 about your visit last
                                  PA House Legislativeare still talking#GBA?year=2002# month, and
5977   2   5   2002   Schweiker             When you were 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalhere, you were able to see the 100-boo
5978   2   5   2002   Schweiker             That is the program where kids learn to read
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002# by reading
5979   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Now, we Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative do not want to give the idea that the kids stop
5980   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We have Journal 607 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative a little boy here who is behind me, Daniel, who
6015   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Because Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislativeif we do not act now, history tells us that half o
6016   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And history tells 602 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalus that a majority of children who do re
6017   2   5   2002   Schweiker             But you know, every one of those kids wants to succeed
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
6018   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We need Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative them to succeed.
6019   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We need Journal 602 succeed.
                                  PA House Legislative to help them #GBA?year=2002#
6020   2   5   2002   Schweiker             They are Journal
                                  PA House Legislative our kids. 602 #GBA?year=2002#
6021   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Our new Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative partnership with the city has seen already the c
6022   2   5   2002   Schweiker             The five-member 602 is hard at work, moving quickly t
                                  PA House Legislative Journal team#GBA?year=2002#
6023   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And so that we can deliver the kind of educational mate
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
6024   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Combined with impressive, new dollars from the city an
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#
6025   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Please see it as the right thing to do, and
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2002#please see it as
6101   3   4   2003   Rendell               In                    601 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA PowerportFlorida, Governor Bush has proposed a $111 million c
6109   3   4   2003   Rendell               And                   on closing public schools
                                  PA Powerport Oregon plans 602 #GBA?year=2003# one day a m
6151   3   4   2003   Rendell               The                   600 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport budget also holds at current levels the Basic Educati
6152   3   4   2003   Rendell               In                    602 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerportother words, school districts across Pennsylvania wou
6153   3   4   2003   Rendell               Painful as this decision #GBA?year=2003# to implemen
                                  PA Powerport                    602 is, we have refused
6154   3   4   2003   Rendell               But                   607 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport the budget does significantly reduce other valuable
6155   3   4   2003   Rendell               The                   601 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport budget also level funds all community college appro
6212   3   4   2003   Rendell               Reducing property602 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport                     taxes must be tied to reforming our p
6213   3   4   2003   Rendell               Since                 602 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport 1970, the state's share of funding for public educa
6214   3   4   2003   Rendell               Had                   602 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport we simply maintained the proportionate share of C
6220   3   4   2003   Rendell               We've created a system where the quality of your public
                                  PA Powerport                    602 #GBA?year=2003#
6221   3   4   2003   Rendell               Those in the wealthiest#GBA?year=2003#resources for a
                                  PA Powerport                    602 districts have the
6222   3   4   2003   Rendell               Those in the poorer districts do not.
                                  PA Powerport                    602 #GBA?year=2003#
6223   3   4   2003   Rendell               Pennsylvanians understand that we must fix our schools
                                  PA Powerport                    600 #GBA?year=2003#
6224   3   4   2003   Rendell               They                  600 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport know that there can be no economic recovery if w
6225   3   4   2003   Rendell               People can't work 600 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport                    if they can't read, and today in Pennsy
6226   3   4   2003   Rendell               In                    600 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerportthe coming weeks, I will submit a proposal to the Legi
6227   3   4   2003   Rendell               Under this plan, for the#GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport                    600 first time in a generation, averag
6229   3   4   2003   Rendell               And                   607 we will create public
                                  PA Powerport most importantly, #GBA?year=2003# schools that
6230   3   4   2003   Rendell               We                    606 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport will offer school districts the funds to reduce class si
6231   3    4   2003   Rendell            We                   607 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport will offer administrators and teachers the tools to ge
6232   3    4   2003   Rendell            And                  607 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport having made this investment, we will insist on a fair
6233   3    4   2003   Rendell            We                    reforming public education, and mak
                                 PA Powerport can succeed in600 #GBA?year=2003#
6259   3    4   2003   Rendell            Reform public education.
                                 PA Powerport                  600 #GBA?year=2003#
6353   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 taxes have increased
                                          We all know that these#GBA?year=2003(2)# to make up
6354   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 value public education,
                                          Clearly, local taxpayers #GBA?year=2003(2)# or else th
6378   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 in state funds to our
                                          By directing $1.5 billion#GBA?year=2003(2)# schools we
6379   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          But even that is not enough, particularly in the face of fu
6380   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              of #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Today, we are one602the worst states in the nation whe
6381   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          The gap between our richest and poorest districts is ove
6390   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              basic education subsidy in
                                          I vetoed the entire602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# the budge
6391   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              and this time, we can fund
                                          We can start over,602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# a compreh
6392   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          For starters, we propose to increase the Basic Education
6393   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             thing for special education
                                          We'll do the same 600 #GBA?year=2003(2)# and vocati
6395   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          We will also provide technical assistance to school distri
6396   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602
                                          Let there be no doubt. #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6397   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          When it comes to public education, I am serious about l
6398   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          To achieve this goal, I am proposing an unprecedented n
6399   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Under my plan, every school district in the state will rece
6400   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          When he was asked how he became a war hero, Preside
6401   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Why invest in Pennsylvania's public schools?
6402   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          It's simple ? they're sinking fast, and they need our help
6403   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602
                                          The time to act is now. #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6404   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          What choice do we have when 50% of our 11th grade st
6405   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          These students are only two years away from the job ma
6406   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          And 41% of our 11th graders ? a full 50,000 students ? c
6407   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Of course, these disturbing numbers do not even include
6408   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Think about 50,000 students ? equivalent to the populat
6409   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 is linked to the skills
                                          The future of this state #GBA?year=2003(2)#of our gradu
6410   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              are #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Our public schools602 falling behind, and no reasonable
6411   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          The problem reaches virtually every area of the state.
6412   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Even in suburban Delaware County, for example, 41% of
6413   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 ? one of the wealthiest
                                          In Montgomery County#GBA?year=2003(2)# counties
6414   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          I realize that money alone won't solve the problems of o
6415   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              about the need for stricter
                                          And later I will talk602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# accountab
6416   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          But without increased funding to targeted programs tha
6417   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          And our downward spiral will continue.
6418   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          The good news is that investment in education can prod
6419   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 North Carolina, and Texas, signif
                                          In states like Kentucky, #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6420   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          All of these states are showing demonstrable improvem
6421   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          My plan starts with early childhood education.
6422   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Studies have shown that investment in early education c
6423   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             impact of early childhood
                                          The extraordinary 602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# education is
6424   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          In a 2001 Chicago study of the impact of pre-k on young
6425   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          More than a decade after these children left pre-school,
6426   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          This study confirmed the results of a groundbreaking stu
6427   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          This study found that every dollar invested in quality pre
6428   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     These are proven practices that can make a difference, a
6429   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     The research on early childhood intervention is compelli
6430   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        603 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I am therefore proposing that over the next three years
6431   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 another program that
                                     Full day kindergarten is#GBA?year=2003(2)# has produ
6432   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         of #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Our own Secretary602Education, Vicki Phillips, saw this i
6433   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     After the introduction of full-day kindergarten in Lancas
6434   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        Secretary Phillip's program,
                                     Before learning of 602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# I was fam
6435   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     They found that those children who attended full day ra
6436   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I know from first hand experience that full-day kinderga
6437   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         of #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     When I was Mayor602Philadelphia, we implemented full
6438   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     In Pennsylvania, only 30 percent of our school children h
6439   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602
                                     We need to do better. #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6440   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Today I am proposing that we scale up our funding to en
6441   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This is a program that works.
6442   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        for #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Let's implement it 602our children, and we will reap the
6443   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        stop there.
                                     But we should not 602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6444   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     A large body of research confirms that reducing class siz
6445   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     A Tennessee study, of 6,000 students per grade from kin
6446   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I propose today that we invest in our children's educatio
6447   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 over the next three years, will he
                                     This investment alone, #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6448   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         districts may need to renovate or bui
                                     I realize that some602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6449   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I am also proposing that we make a determined effort to
6450   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Again, the evidence makes it clear that tutoring program
6451   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     My plan for Pennsylvania's schools includes funding spe
6452   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Some of our schools already offer tutoring, and it works
6453   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 District in Bucks County, they hav
                                     In the Palisades School #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6454   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Palisades' terrific superintendent, Francis Barnes, recruit
6455   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     In every case ? every case ? the failing students were ab
6456   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I expect similar results statewide from this investment, w
6457   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     And let's not forget, President Bush's ambitious federal
6458   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This tutoring program works, and it is time to implemen
6459   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Additionally, I am today proposing that we invest in Pen
6460   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     States that are producing demonstrable results in public
6461   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     To achieve this goal, I propose that we fund an additiona
6462   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     My plan also provides funds to place expert reading and
6463   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         work with our teachers to
                                     These coaches will607 #GBA?year=2003(2)# help impro
6464   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     It is another proven approach that we should employ fo
6465   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I also ask for your support to target resources directly to
6466   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 was repeatedly asked
                                     During the campaign, I #GBA?year=2003(2)# to provide
6467   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 need extra resources
                                     Our rural communities #GBA?year=2003(2)# to attract t
6468   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This plan puts those resources in place.
6469   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 challenges recruiting
                                     We also face significant#GBA?year=2003(2)# and retaini
6470   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I will be working hard to craft solutions that enable our u
6471   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I believe our rural teacher recruitment component can b
6472   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     We will also expand upon the grant programs for strugg
6473   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     We should not wait until the ship is sinking to do repairs
6474   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This expanded struggling district fund will provide target
6475   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              I believe that as a result of
                                           On the other side, 602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# this packa
6476   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Therefore, I also propose to expand the funds we alloca
6477   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Finally, I propose that we allocate $50 million for a comp
6478   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              met Paul Perry, the student
                                           A few weeks ago I 602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# council pr
6479   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           He asked why in some schools kids started school with p
6480   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           As an elected official, as an adult, as a parent, I was asha
6481   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           This fund will be used to level the playing field so that ki
6482   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           These are the programs that work, and the new funding
6483   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             600 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           I urge the members of the General Assembly to conside
6484   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             600 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           The effectiveness of each new program depends on the
6485   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 for example, is wasted
                                           A good pre-k program, #GBA?year=2003(2)# if we don'
6486   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             600 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           All of these programs work, but they work best when th
6487   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             to take their place as productive mem
                                           If our children are 602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6488   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                               over $1 billion ? in addition
                                           This investment of602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# to the $1
6489   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           But I do not propose that we give public schools a blank
6490   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Today, I am also putting forward a comprehensive accou
6491   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Not only do I believe that the status quo is a recipe for d
6492   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 set of expectations for
                                           This system has a clear #GBA?year=2003(2)# progress f
6493   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                               and supports ? and it also
                                           It offers incentives602 #GBA?year=2003(2)# outlines co
6494   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Schools that fail our kids will be restarted with new lead
6495   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Our superintendents and principals need to be judged a
6496   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              an outdated concept that
                                           Principal tenure is 607 #GBA?year=2003(2)# must be rep
6497   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 hold our principals and
                                           And, if we are going to #GBA?year=2003(2)# superinte
6498   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           We need to give these leaders the right to assign teache
6499   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 for principals, the pay
                                           Like the tenure system #GBA?year=2003(2)# for longev
6500   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                               great deal of support in this
                                           Teachers receive a607 #GBA?year=2003(2)# plan, and
6501   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                               respect for our teachers
                                           I have the greatest607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#and their un
6502   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              share my passion for making
                                           I believe that they 607 #GBA?year=2003(2)# public ed
6503   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           This endeavor, however, is too important for compromi
6504   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Accountability is more than a test.
6505   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             607 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           But this plan will test our commitment to our children.
6506   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           It provides a template for a serious discussion about refo
6507   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           It is time to change things as they are in Pennsylvania's p
6508   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           The plan I submit to you today gives us the chance to cre
6509   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              this #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Most importantly, 602 plan gives us a real shot to educa
6543   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           I talked briefly about the need to fund more school cons
6544   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                               with local school boards
                                           We intend to work602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#to accelerat
6545   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           By refinancing existing debt and flattening out future pa
6546   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           Let's invest those savings to modernize our schools and
6711   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                             602 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           If we fail to fund real education reform in Pennsylvania,
6742   2    3   2004   Rendell             And while other 602 were cutting back
                                 PA House Legislative Journalstates #GBA?year=2004#their support f
6784   2    3   2004   Rendell             This budget includes an increase of 10 percent for our lib
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004#
6785   2    3   2004   Rendell             With these funds, 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvania will rank 4th in the natio
6786   2    3   2004   Rendell             I am firm Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative in our commitment, but I am also calling on th
6787   2    3   2004   Rendell             We are also providing #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 601 increases in State funding for our
6788   2    3   2004   Rendell             Community college funding is also increased
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 601 #GBA?year=2004# significantly
6789   2    3   2004   Rendell             This investment, 601 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal following footsteps of President Bush's
6846   2   3   2004   Rendell             To compete in the global economy, we must
                                PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2004# also invest
6847   2   3   2004   Rendell             Pennsylvania is the first State in the nation
                                PA House Legislative Journal 603 #GBA?year=2004# with an Acco
6848   2   3   2004   Rendell             My thanks to the 600 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal House Majority leader, Representative
6849   2   3   2004   Rendell             Because Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislativeof all of your efforts, when schools open across
6850   2   3   2004   Rendell             In January, a number of legislators, the Lieutenant Gove
                                PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2004#
6851   2   3   2004   Rendell             We were there to 607 kick off the new tutoring program
                                PA House Legislative Journal help #GBA?year=2004#
6852   2   3   2004   Rendell             While we were there, young student told
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607a#GBA?year=2004# the audience
6854   2   3   2004   Rendell             He just needed a 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal little extra help and was lucky enough
6855   2   3   2004   Rendell             Well, every student who needs extra help
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004# should get it.
6856   2   3   2004   Rendell             Now these children and children throughout
                                PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2004# the State ca
6857   2   3   2004   Rendell             We are not alone 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal in our tutoring initiative.
6858   2   3   2004   Rendell             Last month Gov. 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal Jeb Bush of Florida followed our lead a
6859   2   3   2004   Rendell             In announcing this initiative, Governor Bush
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004# said that if s
6860   2   3   2004   Rendell             Many, he noted 600 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journalwill eventually drop out of school and b
6861   2   3   2004   Rendell             I am proposing that we fund our innovative
                                PA House Legislative Journal 600 #GBA?year=2004# block grant
6862   2   3   2004   Rendell             Given the demand of the Federal No Child
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004# Left Behind la
6864   2   3   2004   Rendell             Beyond that, slowing down the help we offer our studen
                                PA House Legislative Journal 602 #GBA?year=2004#
6865   2   3   2004   Rendell             Consider Journal 607 No Child Left Behind
                                PA House Legislative this: By 2005, #GBA?year=2004# requires tha
6866   2   3   2004   Rendell             By 2008, Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative when next year's kindergartners are in third gra
6867   2   3   2004   Rendell             If those were the 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal standards in place today, more than 6
6868   2   3   2004   Rendell             In less than 10 years the law requires that
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004# every student
6869   2   3   2004   Rendell             The accountability Block Grant represents
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004# an important
6870   2   3   2004   Rendell             While I ask for your approval of these targeted funds to
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004#
6871   2   3   2004   Rendell             After reviewing the accountability bills introduced in the
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004#
6872   2   3   2004   Rendell             And in underperforming districts we need
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004# contracts with
6873   2   3   2004   Rendell             My approach to 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journalimproving our public schools - building a
6874   2   3   2004   Rendell             At the end of this 600 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal month I will formalize our Business Ed
6875   2   3   2004   Rendell             While we attend 699 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal to these fundamentals, we must also tu
6876   2   3   2004   Rendell             I told you last March I #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 699 wanted to respond to this need.
6877   2   3   2004   Rendell             We have Journal 699 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative identified ways to increase the resources availa
6878   2   3   2004   Rendell             In addition, we are soliciting input from all
                                PA House Legislative Journal 699 #GBA?year=2004# aspects of the
6879   2   3   2004   Rendell             I believe Journal 699 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislativethat the quality of our school buildings makes a
6880   2   3   2004   Rendell             Every school building #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 699should be placed where we are pro
6892   2   3   2004   Rendell             Every school in Pennsylvania must have high-speed Inte
                                PA House Legislative Journal 607 #GBA?year=2004#
6893   2   3   2004   Rendell             Today, one of six 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal school districts has Internet services on
6894   2   3   2004   Rendell             We can no longer 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal tolerate this.
6895   2   3   2004   Rendell             Our schools and 607 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journalour schoolchildren deserve to have acce
7075   2   9   2005   Rendell             Together, we passed the historic increases in funding fo
                                PA Powerport                   602 #GBA?year=2005#
7082   2   9   2005   Rendell             Together we passed the largest increase in public schoo
                                PA Powerport                   602 #GBA?year=2005#
7083   2   9   2005   Rendell             Last                 602 the mid-year report
                                PA Powerport week you received#GBA?year=2005# on the Acco
7084   2   9   2005   Rendell             It                   600 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportdetails the tremendous success achieved through a tru
7085   2   9   2005   Rendell             Parents, teachers and superintendents across the state h
                                PA Powerport                   602 #GBA?year=2005#
7086   2   9   2005   Rendell             But                  600 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport new funding must be coupled with increased accoun
7087   2   9   2005   Rendell             I stood before you600 #GBA?year=2005# before, and as
                                PA Powerport                    last year, and the year
7088   2   9   2005   Rendell             Again                607 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport this year, I urge this body to formalize its commitm
7089   2   9   2005   Rendell             And                  607 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport by changing how we pay teachers so that they are r
7213   2   9   2005   Rendell             The                  601 some common traits, especially
                                PA Powerport Class of ’49 shared #GBA?year=2005#
7214   2   9   2005   Rendell            Uncle Sam provided the means for many of these men t
                                PA Powerport                  601 #GBA?year=2005#
7215   2   9   2005   Rendell            Today, on a smaller scale, we propose to replicate the e
                                PA Powerport                  601 #GBA?year=2005#
7216   2   9   2005   Rendell            This                 601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport budget includes 100 million dollars in new funds tha
7219   2   9   2005   Rendell            According to a recent report commissioned by the Bill an
                                PA Powerport                  600 #GBA?year=2005#
7220   2   9   2005   Rendell            To                   602 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport make matters worse, the report points out that while
7221   2   9   2005   Rendell            Today, only one in602 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport                   three Pennsylvania school districts re
7222   2   9   2005   Rendell            High                 602 requirements make
                                PA Powerport school graduation#GBA?year=2005# sense.
7223   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   602 but the truth is, we
                                PA Powerport should have them, #GBA?year=2005# cannot wait f
7224   2   9   2005   Rendell            So                   607 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport the Department of Education is already working with
7225   2   9   2005   Rendell            Project 720 is aimed at #GBA?year=2005# prepare our g
                                PA Powerport                  607 reforming how we
7226   2   9   2005   Rendell            In                   607 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportthis budget, I propose to double the number of schoo
7227   2   9   2005   Rendell            I am                 607 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport particularly excited by our efforts to use 12th grade
7228   2   9   2005   Rendell            Senator Brightbill has proposed an approach to helping s
                                PA Powerport                  607 #GBA?year=2005#
7229   2   9   2005   Rendell            Many states are far ahead of us and their students are s
                                PA Powerport                  600 #GBA?year=2005#
7230   2   9   2005   Rendell            This                  dual enrollment – enrolling in college
                                PA Powerport budget makes600 #GBA?year=2005#
7231   2   9   2005   Rendell            In                   new Task Force to Connect Education
                                PA Powerportannouncing the 607 #GBA?year=2005#
7233   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   the #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport must upgrade 604 training available for the estimate
7234   2   9   2005   Rendell            For                  604 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport too long we have shortchanged the basic education
7235   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   604 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport will launch a five-year program to work with employ
7236   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   our #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport will work with 607 schools to improve their curricula
7237   2   9   2005   Rendell            By                    existing resources, we
                                PA Powerport better directing600 #GBA?year=2005# can ensure tha
7249   2   9   2005   Rendell            In                   600 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportour 21st Century economy, education is the key to pr
7257   2   9   2005   Rendell            First,               601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport this budget includes the largest increase in commu
7258   2   9   2005   Rendell            It                   601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportincludes a 21 million dollar increase in the state share
7259   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   601 almost 2 million dollars to suppo
                                PA Powerport also have included #GBA?year=2005#
7260   2   9   2005   Rendell            Second, Pennsylvania will make an historic increase in fu
                                PA Powerport                  601 #GBA?year=2005#
7261   2   9   2005   Rendell            For                  601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport the last several years rising tuition costs have outpac
7262   2   9   2005   Rendell            To                   601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport address this problem, we approached the PHEAA boa
7263   2   9   2005   Rendell            The                  601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport responsive leadership and financial solvency of PHE
7264   2   9   2005   Rendell            This                 response from PHEAA
                                PA Powerport extraordinary 601 #GBA?year=2005#is testament to
7265   2   9   2005   Rendell            Hard                 601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport working families are pinching pennies to send their
7266   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport all know that student grants go a long way in making
7267   2   9   2005   Rendell            In                   this #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportthe first year of 601 partnership, PHEAA will make ava
7268   2   9   2005   Rendell            In                   601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportaddition to curbing the impact of rising tuition for trad
7269   2   9   2005   Rendell            Working adults who have the time to enroll for three or
                                PA Powerport                  601 #GBA?year=2005#
7270   2   9   2005   Rendell            But                  great deal, especially of
                                PA Powerport that’s asking a 601 #GBA?year=2005# working pare
7271   2   9   2005   Rendell            With                 601 workers who have
                                PA Powerport these new funds, #GBA?year=2005# the time to ta
7272   2   9   2005   Rendell            Let                  you #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport me share with 601 another example of the impact o
7276   2   9   2005   Rendell            The                  600 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport problem is that our schools lack the resources to gro
7277   2   9   2005   Rendell            Today, in partnership with the PHEAA Foundation, I am
                                PA Powerport                  601 #GBA?year=2005#
7278   2   9   2005   Rendell            This                 601 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport expansion in nursing training slots will result in almo
7280   2   9   2005   Rendell            Though they focus600education and training, it would b
                                PA Powerport                   on #GBA?year=2005#
7282   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   601 do for Pennsylvania’s students a
                                PA Powerport have the chance to#GBA?year=2005#
7283   2   9   2005   Rendell            Let’s                601 better future for themselves and
                                PA Powerport help them build a #GBA?year=2005#
7484   2   8   2006   Rendell            to                   600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport keep the old education funding scheme in place;
7514   2   8   2006   Rendell            They                 600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport will make Pennsylvania more competitive and a be
7566   2   8   2006   Rendell            I’m                  600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport not going to even try to convince you that I know wh
7589   2   8   2006   Rendell            Of                   600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport all the investments that we are announcing today, I a
7590   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                  600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport these initiatives, again, are the product of the choic
7591   2   8   2006   Rendell            Our                  600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport funding for early childhood, elementary and second
7592   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                  607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport our students are already demonstrating a great retu
7593   2   8   2006   Rendell            Fifth                607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport graders meeting state standards are up from 53 pe
7594   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                  607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport national test results released late last year found th
7595   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                   investments we have made together
                                PA Powerport impacts of the607 #GBA?year=2006#
7596   2   8   2006   Rendell            For                  600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport the first time in Pennsylvania history, full-day kinder
7597   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                 600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport budget takes our work to improve what happens in
7598   2   8   2006   Rendell            To                   602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport achieve this goal, this budget proposes an increase in
7600   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                 602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport year, every public school district will need to make
7601   2   8   2006   Rendell            Over                 602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport $100 million of the proposed K-12 increase helps t
7602   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                  trend: In the near future,
                                PA Powerport is an ominous600 #GBA?year=2006# the state bu
7603   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                 600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport could impair our ability to fund the cost of educatin
7604   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                 600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport increase also meets a critical goal that I know I shar
7605   2   8   2006   Rendell            While more money doesn’t necessarily mean better sch
                                PA Powerport                  602 #GBA?year=2006#
7606   2   8   2006   Rendell            Last                 602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport year, there were 153 school districts where residen
7607   2   8   2006   Rendell            That’s the minimum funding level, according to research
                                PA Powerport                  602 #GBA?year=2006#
7608   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                 602 these districts above
                                PA Powerport budget lifts 132 of #GBA?year=2006# that level.
7609   2   8   2006   Rendell            As                   602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport a result, these districts will begin to have a stable and
7610   2   8   2006   Rendell            I know you share my goal of guaranteeing that every chi
                                PA Powerport                  602 #GBA?year=2006#
7611   2   8   2006   Rendell            We                   602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport are moving in the right direction by putting the fund
7612   2   8   2006   Rendell            now                  602 helping districts realize the desire
                                PA Powerport we must focus on #GBA?year=2006#
7614   2   8   2006   Rendell            Today our students compete for college admittance and
                                PA Powerport                  601 #GBA?year=2006#
7616   2   8   2006   Rendell            • In                 600 to gauge mathematical understa
                                PA Powerport a recent test given #GBA?year=2006#
7617   2   8   2006   Rendell            Only                 607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport 32% of U.S. students could master the test.
7619   2   8   2006   Rendell            CEOs                 600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport across the country are warning that America is not
7622   2   8   2006   Rendell            I am                 600 three part agenda
                                PA Powerport proposing today a #GBA?year=2006# to respond to
7623   2   8   2006   Rendell            First,               602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport we want to do statewide what 48 school districts,
7624   2   8   2006   Rendell            With                 technical support from
                                PA Powerport financial and 607 #GBA?year=2006# the Bayer Cor
7625   2   8   2006   Rendell            Vince                607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport Valicenti, who is part of the Asset team doing this
7626   2   8   2006   Rendell            Vince                 so #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport please stand607we can applaud your groundbreak
7627   2   8   2006   Rendell            Using                607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport this proven program as a model, we propose inve
7628   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                 is called “Science: It’s Elementary,” an
                                PA Powerport new program 607 #GBA?year=2006#
7629   2   8   2006   Rendell            But                   there.
                                PA Powerport we won’t stop607 #GBA?year=2006#
7630   2   8   2006   Rendell            At                   level, we are announcing
                                PA Powerport the high school 607 #GBA?year=2006# the “Classro
7631   2   8   2006   Rendell            What’s more, we will invest in professional developmen
                                PA Powerport                  607 #GBA?year=2006#
7632   2   8   2006   Rendell            I would love to say607 #GBA?year=2006# will put Pen
                                PA Powerport                   that this idea is one that
7635   2   8   2006   Rendell            Pennsylvania can take our high schools to the next level
                                PA Powerport                  607 #GBA?year=2006#
7636   2   8   2006   Rendell            But                  do #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport we should not 607this just to lead the nation.
7637   2   8   2006   Rendell            Teacher Rich Hollein from the Quaker Valley School Dist
                                PA Powerport                  607 #GBA?year=2006#
7638   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                  607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport visionary Superintendent of the Quaker Valley Scho
7639   2   8   2006   Rendell            Dr.                  607 you for showing us
                                PA Powerport Jerry Longo – thank#GBA?year=2006# how to build
7640   2   8   2006   Rendell            No                   600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport one can seriously dispute that our high schools need
7641   2   8   2006   Rendell            Over                 607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport the next three years we can leapfrog from 19th cen
7642   2   8   2006   Rendell            Each                 601 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport year more than 26,000 students in Pennsylvania gr
7643   2   8   2006   Rendell            In                   601 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerportfact, Pennsylvania ranks fourth in the nation for the n
7644   2   8   2006   Rendell            But                 601 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport we need to produce even more of these graduates.
7645   2   8   2006   Rendell            I want to help our 601 #GBA?year=2006# bring down
                                PA Powerport                 parents and our students
7646   2   8   2006   Rendell            To                  601 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport that end, my proposed budget increases funding to o
7647   2   8   2006   Rendell            In                  601 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerportorder to get more students to choose to study in the
7648   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport budget includes funds to help high schools upgrade
7649   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                 602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport I propose to double the funding for the Project 720
7650   2   8   2006   Rendell            These are the types of investments that will help our stu
                                PA Powerport                 600 #GBA?year=2006#
7652   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport budget also adds $50 million to the tremendously s
7653   2   8   2006   Rendell            Already, the Accountability Block Grant has helped us en
                                PA Powerport                 602 #GBA?year=2006#
7654   2   8   2006   Rendell            helped reduce class size in the elementary grades;
                                PA Powerport                 602 #GBA?year=2006#
7655   2   8   2006   Rendell            provided funds to permit 39,000 more students to recei
                                PA Powerport                 603 #GBA?year=2006#
7656   2   8   2006   Rendell            and                 602 for thousands of hours of additio
                                PA Powerport helped schools pay#GBA?year=2006#
7657   2   8   2006   Rendell            Just                607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport as we demand greater performance from our stude
7658   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                607 million to reward
                                PA Powerport budget includes $2#GBA?year=2006# principals and
7659   2   8   2006   Rendell            Let                  and introduce to you Sharen Finzime
                                PA Powerport me pause here602 #GBA?year=2006#
7660   2   8   2006   Rendell            Principal Finszimer607 #GBA?year=2006# principal in
                                PA Powerport                  has outperformed every
7661   2   8   2006   Rendell            Over                607 the students in her
                                PA Powerport the last two years#GBA?year=2006# school went
7662   2   8   2006   Rendell            Of                  602 at her school helped
                                PA Powerport course the teachers #GBA?year=2006# her achieve
7663   2   8   2006   Rendell            But                 602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport she is the captain of that ship and the captain sets th
7664   2   8   2006   Rendell            Consistent with the Accountability Bill that I will once ag
                                PA Powerport                 602 #GBA?year=2006#
7665   2   8   2006   Rendell            They                607 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport should be rewarded when those gains are significa
7666   2   8   2006   Rendell            I also               this year we offer incentives for teac
                                PA Powerport propose that607 #GBA?year=2006#
7667   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                602 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport budget provides the funds to help 500 of our teache
7668   2   8   2006   Rendell            Another area of focus this year is our public libraries.
                                PA Powerport                 607 #GBA?year=2006#
7669   2   8   2006   Rendell            They                602 that supplement the
                                PA Powerport are critical assets #GBA?year=2006# learning in o
7670   2   8   2006   Rendell            Therefore, this budget proposes to increase funding for
                                PA Powerport                 607 #GBA?year=2006#
7671   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                 601 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport building on last year’s successful reform of our Com
7672   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                 600 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport entire cost of “Classrooms for the Future” and capit
7673   2   8   2006   Rendell            But                 601 are other resources
                                PA Powerport I believe that there#GBA?year=2006# we could tap
7674   2   8   2006   Rendell            These resources would#GBA?year=2006# schools to
                                PA Powerport                 600 enable all of our high
7689   2   8   2006   Rendell            We                  our #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport are expanding 600 research-based economy, and pre
7706   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                 604 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport I am especially proud that our new support for our
7769   2   6   2007   Rendell            We                  602 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport have made it possible for 55% of the students in this
7770   2   6   2007   Rendell            And                 602 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport today, Pennsylvania’s public school students are ma
7908   2   6   2007   Rendell            In                  600 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerportpublic education, this budget continues our policy of m
7909   2   6   2007   Rendell            This                603 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport budget expands the Accountability Block Grant with
7910   2   6   2007   Rendell            This                603 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport first installment will make pre-k available for more t
7911   2   6   2007   Rendell            And                 603 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport I propose we also add $25 million to the block grant
7912   2   6   2007   Rendell            Every               602 what parents all over Pennsylvan
                                PA Powerport study has proven#GBA?year=2007#
7913   2   6   2007   Rendell            In                  607 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerportaddition to proposing a greater focus on very young c
7914   2   6   2007   Rendell            In                  607 we will see another
                                PA Powerportthe next few weeks, #GBA?year=2007# example of t
7918   2   6   2007   Rendell            I also              fully support the terrific
                                PA Powerport ask that you 601 #GBA?year=2007# recommenda
7919   2   6   2007   Rendell            I ask               607 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport you to enact into law the Commission’s recommen
7920   2   6   2007   Rendell            It                   – but I believe that Pennsylvania stud
                                PA Powerportsets the bar high607 #GBA?year=2007#
7921   2   6   2007   Rendell            Let                 600 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport me introduce to you Alexander LaBant, a 12th grade
7922   2   6   2007   Rendell            At                  607 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport a tense moment when it seemed as if the Commissio
7923   2   6   2007   Rendell            The                 607 is to set a single statewide gradu
                                PA Powerport best way to do this#GBA?year=2007#
7924   2   6   2007   Rendell            Children from across Pennsylvania are counting on polic
                                PA Powerport                  607 #GBA?year=2007#
8263   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Finally, and proudly, I want to turn to the investments th
8264   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 progress in improving the oppor
                                         We have made historic#GBA?year=2008#
8265   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Teachers and administrators all over Pennsylvania have
8266   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Back in 2003, critics said that money alone would never
8267   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           we #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Working together,602 are closing that gap, and the resu
8268   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           students who have grade-level or bet
                                         The percentage of 602 #GBA?year=2008#
8269   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         In fact, according to the most respected national expert
8270   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         I know you were as excited as I was to read the Quality C
8272   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Forty percent of our high school graduates still cannot d
8273   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         We have collectively made a commitment that by 2014
8275   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         This budget continues that commitment to place a high
8277   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                                         The extraordinarily impactful Classrooms f
8278   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           programs that offer high
                                         • Dual Enrollment 601 #GBA?year=2008# school stude
8279   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Pre-K Counts which together with other early childhood
8280   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         The nationally respected Science: It’s Elementary progra
8281   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 Accountability Block
                                         Our especially effective#GBA?year=2008# Grant whic
8282   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          600 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         The budget also provides a 5.9% increase in the Basic Ed
8283   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         But most importantly, this budget begins the process of
8284   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         As you know, the General Assembly’s recently released
8285   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         The study found that the “adequacy gap” for basic educ
8286   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         I am proud to report that this budget incorporates the fi
8287   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                            to #GBA?year=2008#
                                         This new approach602school funding accomplishes three
8288   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 adequate resources
                                                         It ensures#GBA?year=2008# for every sc
8294   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         We must ensure that more money means more and bet
8295   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 require that new state funds ove
                                         I am proposing that we#GBA?year=2008#
8296   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Finally, and perhaps most importantly with respect to ac
8297   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           the #GBA?year=2008#
                                         For these districts,602 Department must approve all ind
8298   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 your Costing-Out Study makes go
                                         Ladies and gentlemen, #GBA?year=2008#
8299   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 Study’s findings and
                                         I have incorporatedthe #GBA?year=2008# recommend
8300   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          602 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         For the sake of our children’s future, and for the sake of
8667   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         We must act now to help students and families survive t
8668   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Let's remember that for years, based in no small part on
8669   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Today, after having done as they were told, families are
8670   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           who were counting on
                                         Suddenly, families 601 #GBA?year=2009# those funds fin
8671   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Add to that the growing jobless rate and the urgent nee
8672   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Pennsylvania families are today wrestling with a gut-wre
8673   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          is to help, and in this case, our job mu
                                         Government's job 601 #GBA?year=2009#
8674   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         In helping them we help ourselves and our Commonwea
8675   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           to do, and more importantly, it is the
                                         It is the right thing600 #GBA?year=2009#
8676   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         propose to help these Pennsylvanians with the announc
8677   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 restore the cuts to
                                         First, I am proposing to#GBA?year=2009# student grant
8678   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         This budget includes $35 million in funds to restore the
8679   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 includes a $15 million increase in
                                         In addition, the budget #GBA?year=2009#
8680   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 make it possible for
                                         This initiative alone will#GBA?year=2009# 10,000 mor
8681   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 budget includes a
                                         Next, the FY2009-2010 #GBA?year=2009#provision know
8682   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Here's how it works: All students who qualify and seek t
8683   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 least $1,000 a year
                                       Every family will pay at#GBA?year=2009# for each child
8684   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       This is not a proposal for a free ride.
8685   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       For families with incomes under $100,000, students cou
8686   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       These payments will greatly enhance the ability to fund
8687   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       And in helping these students, we are investing in a brig
8688   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       The critics will carp that we are spending when we shou
8689   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         can't afford NOT to provide this relie
                                       But the truth is we601 #GBA?year=2009#
8690   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Through no fault of their own, families who trusted that
8691   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       And if we don't offer them a helping hand, we will reap
8692   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 and we have to do
                                       We have to help them, #GBA?year=2009# it now.
8698   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In Oregon, the state's decision to regulate video poker h
8699   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In neighboring West Virginia, regulation of video poker h
8704   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       At a time when families desperately need to find a way t
8716   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Thank you for using Northampton Community College a
8328   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       How will I pay for my children's college?
8339   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       These and other strategic investments in our future - inc
8341   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Today, nearly 30 percent more of our students are on gr
8365   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        607 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Several states, including Maryland, Ohio and New York,
8366   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        607 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       This cut follows the record high level of state funding fo
8367   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 with a budget deficit
                                       And nearly every state #GBA?year=2009# is cutting fu
8368   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 million from its state
                                       New York will cut $233 #GBA?year=2009# university s
8369   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Maryland cut community college funding by $50 million
8370   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Indiana required its public colleges to cut spending by 4%
8371   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 that the long-term
                                       However, we recognize#GBA?year=2009# growth of ou
8372   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Therefore, the FY2009-2010 budget holds these schools
8373   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       I am also proposing thatwe increase funds for our comm
8458   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        is one of my favorite programs, the G
                                       One such example607 #GBA?year=2009#
8459   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        607 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Great, great program, but we simply cannot afford to fu
8465   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       The Scotland School was founded so that the orphans of
8466   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Many states did the same, but those schools are long sin
8468   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       There is no question that other viable options exist for t
8501   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Almost everyone agrees that Pennsylvania has far too m
8504   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       First, there is no question that the best way to relieve th
8505   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In the last six years, working together, we have made tre
8506   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Prior to the market collapse, I had anticipated proposing
8507   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Sadly, we can no longer afford this level of increase, tho
8508   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       But even in these difficult times, we must not lose sight
8510   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 the American Economic Recover
                                       I am hopeful that when#GBA?year=2009#
8511   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 I would urge us to
                                       If that were to happen,#GBA?year=2009# agree to put t
8516   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       There is nothing sacrosanct about the need to maintain
8517   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In Maryland, for example, they have just 24 districts, all
8518   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       And for the record, consolidation is not a new idea in Pe
8519   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Consider that in 1955, there were 2,700 separate schoo
8520   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       At that point, the Legislature authorized consolidations s
8521   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        1962, the number of separate school
                                       Five years later, in 602 #GBA?year=2009#
8522   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       We just don't need that many school districts, and more
8523   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Let's be clear: We all agree that small schools are impor
8525   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          For this reason, I am proposing in the FY2009-2010 budg
8526   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I ask that you charge this commission with the responsib
8527   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I challenge this commission to develop a plan that includ
8528   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          We need to stop spending our taxpayers’ funds on redu
8529   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          If we can succeed in right-sizing our school districts, we
8530   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Finally, while we are on the subject of schools, we must
8531   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          We also need strong laws that require fundamental chan
8532   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          And we need to direct our school boards to focus their v
8533   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I look forward to engaging in an energetic discussion foc
8534   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Improving school performance and reducing the pressur
8584   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            602 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I am hopeful, for example, that the final bill will also incl
8585   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            600 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Because if it does not, there will not be enough money f
8621   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          This budget also doubles the state capital investment in
8622   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 on the vitality of our
                                          Our economy depends #GBA?year=2009# higher educ
8648   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            600 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Education is the best defense against recession.
8649   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          While it is true that people from all walks of life have be
8652   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 the Associated Press
                                          In reporting this trend, #GBA?year=2009# said: "The r
8653   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          And if that job goes away, a highly educated worker can
8654   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                             jobs, they tend to find
                                          When they do lose601 #GBA?year=2009# work more qu
8655   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 and they typically
                                          Their wages are higher,#GBA?year=2009# have enough s
8656   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 college degree."
                                          Yes, it still pays to get a#GBA?year=2009#
8657   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Getting that degree, and being qualified to enter the wo
8658   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          And when it comes to helping young people get there, w
8661   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          a long period in which too many people were making m
8663   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                             to #GBA?year=2009#
                                          It needs to be able602produce not only more shovel-rea
8666   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            601 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Investment in higher education may be the single most i
 119   3   7   1979                         am proposing extension of the six percent sales tax to t
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives            803 #GBA?year=1979#
 127   3   7   1979                         Archives            803 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghA major advantage of the proposed vehicular fuels sales
 128   3   7   1979                         Archives            803 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe sales tax is responsive to inflation and rapidly escala
 129   3   7   1979                         Archives            803 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghAdditionally, its revenues are less affected by predicted
 235   2   5   1980                         Archives            807 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghOn the one hand, we tell Pennsylvanians to save energy
 242   2   5   1980                         call this           "SWAP," not only because it was desi
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archivesproposal 803 #GBA?year=1980#
 243   2   5   1980                         Archives            803 to rise, SWAP would
                      ThornburghThornburghShould prices continue #GBA?year=1980# correspondi
 244   2   5   1980                         Archives             an #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt also would place803 absolute cap on total revenues th
 247   2   5   1980                         think it's          807 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives appropriate to point out that our sister state o
 251   2   5   1980                         Archives            800 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghIf the theme of doing more with less has any validity at a
 255   2   5   1980                         Archives            806 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghLast fall, I proposed that you create a Pennsylvania Ener
 256   2   5   1980                         Archives            Governor's Coal Conference, I began
                      ThornburghThornburghLast month, at the805 #GBA?year=1980#
 257   2   5   1980                         Archives            805 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat effort, however, needs your help.
 258   2   5   1980                         Archives            800 address two great
                      ThornburghThornburghBecause it promises to #GBA?year=1980# problems in on
 259   2   5   1980                         Archives            801 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe budget also provides $273,000 for additional inspec
 260   2   5   1980                         Archives            801 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile Three Mile Island has made the future of nuclear
 261   2   5   1980                         Archives            801 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghAn investment in nuclear safety, then, is one we can ill a
 390   2   3   1981                         Archives            803 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghOnce again, I suggest that we "SWAP" six cents per gallo
 411   2   3   1981                         Archives            806 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghThere are many other ways to expand our energy option
 412   2   3   1981                         Archives            898 require a lot of research, a lot of
                      ThornburghThornburghTo do so, however, will#GBA?year=1981#
 413   2   3   1981                         Archives            806 I recommend to you
                      ThornburghThornburghOnce again, therefore, #GBA?year=1981# the creation
 574   2   9   1982                         Archives           805 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghPennsylvania coal continues to offer great promise in ou
 575   2   9   1982                         Archives           805 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThanks to legislation which you approved, we already ha
 576   2   9   1982                         am referring, of course, to the ongoing tripling of capac
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           805 #GBA?year=1982#
 711   2   9   1982                         Archives           801 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis brings us to the continuing impasse on the cleanup
 712   2   9   1982                         Archives            after the accident there,
                      ThornburghThornburghNearly three years801 #GBA?year=1982# dangerous le
 713   2   9   1982                         Archives           801 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt is nothing short of incredible that this contamination h
 714   2   9   1982                         Archives           801 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhen it became clear to me that no single institution or
 715   2   9   1982                         suggested          801 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives last summer that TMI cleanup costs be broa
 716   2   9   1982                         Archives           801 we obtained a pledge from the in
                      ThornburghThornburghIn subsequent months, #GBA?year=1982#
 717   2   9   1982                         Archives           801 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghClearly, we have moved closer than ever before to a res
 718   2   9   1982                         urge you           801 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives to approve, in this budget, a $5 million approp
 719   2   9   1982                         recognize          801 the prospective participants in t
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives that each of#GBA?year=1982#
 720   2   9   1982                         Archives           801 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat has not worked, however, and there is no indicatio
 721   2   9   1982                         Archives           801 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghCost-sharing represents, in fact, the only approach that
 773   2   8   1983                         Archives           803 our status as the only major ene
                      ThornburghThornburghWe also must question #GBA?year=1983#
 774   2   8   1983                         recommend that 803enact such a levy, with appropriat
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           we #GBA?year=1983#
 820   2   8   1983                         Archives           friend in the Pennsylvania
                      ThornburghThornburghThey can find that 806 #GBA?year=1983# Energy Dev
 829   2   8   1983                         Archives           803 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe consumption of motor fuels in Pennsylvania has dro
 831   2   8   1983                         Archives           803 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghMeanwhile, the price of fuel is dropping at a rate no one
 834   2   8   1983                         Archives            the franchise tax on oil
                      ThornburghThornburghYour enactment of803 #GBA?year=1983# companies tw
 840   2   8   1983                         Archives           a leading oil industry analyst has pred
                      ThornburghThornburghAs you may know, 803 #GBA?year=1983#
1039   2   7   1984                         also suggest, once more, that we fund the Pennsylvani
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           806 #GBA?year=1984#
1267   2   5   1985                         Archives           806 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAn increase of 33 percent, to $2 million, in our appropria
1432   2   4   1986                         Archives           806 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have rebuilt a coal pier in Philadelphia and our energ
2082   2   7   1989   Casey               The cracking energy in #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 800 our economy is no accident.
3957   2   4   1997   Ridge               We gathered 2 years ago as a state with electricity costs
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 #GBA?year=1997#
3958   2   4   1997   Ridge               Today, Pennsylvania is #GBA?year=1997#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 the fourth State in the Nation to
4558   2   2   1999   Ridge               We are number one in electric deregulation.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 #GBA?year=1999#
4594   2   2   1999   Ridge               These families heat their homes with natural gas.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 803 #GBA?year=1999#
4595   2   2   1999   Ridge               Most families do.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 803 #GBA?year=1999#
4596   2   2   1999   Ridge               With your help, we have already cut their
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 #GBA?year=1999# electric bills.
4597   2   2   1999   Ridge               With your help, we will cut their natural gas
                                PA House Legislative Journal 803 #GBA?year=1999# bills, too.
4598   2   2   1999   Ridge               Let us eliminate 803 #GBA?year=1999#
                                PA House Legislative Journalthe state tax on natural gas.
4599   2   2   1999   Ridge               It is a bad tax.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 803 #GBA?year=1999#
4600   2   2   1999   Ridge               The harsher the 803 #GBA?year=1999#
                                PA House Legislative Journalwinter, the more people pay.
4601   2   2   1999   Ridge               Eliminating it will 803 real savings for our
                                PA House Legislative Journal mean#GBA?year=1999# families.
4602   2   2   1999   Ridge               Take Leo Journal 803 #GBA?year=1999#
                                PA House Legislative Bartel, a 77 year old retired police officer who
4603   2   2   1999   Ridge               Mr. Bartel uses natural gas to cook and heat
                                PA House Legislative Journal 803 #GBA?year=1999# his home.
4604   2   2   1999   Ridge               If we eliminate this tax, he will save more
                                PA House Legislative Journal 803 #GBA?year=1999# than $60 a yea
4605   2   2   1999   Ridge               That is great news for #GBA?year=1999#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 803 Mr. Bartel and great news for us,
4606   2   2   1999   Ridge               It paves the way 803 #GBA?year=1999#
                                PA House Legislative Journalfor legislation that will create natural ga
4607   2   2   1999   Ridge               Eliminating this tax on #GBA?year=1999#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 803 Pennsylvania's families.
4608   2   2   1999   Ridge               Let us follow our 802 #GBA?year=1999#
                                PA House Legislative Journal nationally regarded work on electric co
4609   2   2   1999   Ridge               Let us make Pennsylvania the first state in
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 #GBA?year=1999# the nation to
4610   2   2   1999   Ridge               We also should build on the work we began
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 #GBA?year=1999# 2 years ago
4611   2   2   1999   Ridge               With this tax cut, 802 #GBA?year=1999#
                                PA House Legislative Journal we will help thousands more.
4638   2   2   1999   Ridge               One hundred years ago, Pennsylvania coal
                                PA House Legislative Journal 805 #GBA?year=1999# fueled the ind
5498   2   6   2001   Ridge               While we are on 800 #GBA?year=2001#
                                PA House Legislative Journalthe subject, here is another quality-of-l
5499   2   6   2001   Ridge               Pennsylvania was 802 #GBA?year=2001#
                                PA House Legislative Journal the second State to deregulate its elec
5501   2   6   2001   Ridge               Once again we were named the number one
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 #GBA?year=2001# State for el
5502   2   6   2001   Ridge               Why?
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 #GBA?year=2001#
5503   2   6   2001   Ridge               We have Journal juice.
                                PA House Legislative plenty of 802 #GBA?year=2001#
5504   2   6   2001   Ridge               We are plugged in.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 802 #GBA?year=2001#
5507   2   6   2001   Ridge               We will keep the 802 on for you.
                                PA House Legislative Journal lights #GBA?year=2001#
6886   2   3   2004   Rendell             As all of you know, the Public Utility Commission has sug
                                PA House Legislative Journal 800 #GBA?year=2004#
6896   2   3   2004   Rendell             Our energy infrastructure is also vital to economic recov
                                PA House Legislative Journal 800 #GBA?year=2004#
6897   2   3   2004   Rendell             America's energy 803 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal history was made right here in Pennsy
6898   2   3   2004   Rendell             If we are Journal 800 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative to remain economically competitive, we must
6899   2   3   2004   Rendell             Today, we are just too #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 800 dependent on a few sources of fu
6900   2   3   2004   Rendell             We now Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislativehave an opportunity to develop new technolog
6901   2   3   2004   Rendell             Today, today I am proposing a series of initiatives that w
                                PA House Legislative Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004#
6902   2   3   2004   Rendell             I am revitalizing the Pennsylvania Energy
                                PA House Legislative Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004#Development A
6903   2   3   2004   Rendell             We will expand our successful Energy Harvest Initiative s
                                PA House Legislative Journal 898 #GBA?year=2004#
6904   2   3   2004   Rendell             These efforts would enable us to invest new
                                PA House Legislative Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004# capital in al
6905   2   3   2004   Rendell             If we plan to invest in #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 807the energy economy and grow ma
6906   2   3   2004   Rendell             I therefore propose that we offer two Green
                                PA House Legislative Journal 807 #GBA?year=2004# Sales Tax H
6907   2   3   2004   Rendell             Having already doubled Pennsylvania's use
                                PA House Legislative Journal 807 #GBA?year=2004# of green ene
6908   2   3   2004   Rendell             To expand this effort across the state and
                                PA House Legislative Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004# into the privat
6909   2   3   2004   Rendell             Thirteen Journal 806 have energy portfolio standards
                                PA House LegislativeStates already#GBA?year=2004#
6910   2   3   2004   Rendell             The energy portfolio has enormous potential to create n
                                PA House Legislative Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004#
6911   2   3   2004   Rendell             With support from our Department of Environmental Pr
                                PA House Legislative Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004#
6913   2   3   2004   Rendell             In Schuylkill County - thank you, Senator -
                                PA House Legislative Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004# in Schuylkill Co
6914   2   3   2004   Rendell             At a minimum, this plant will employ 150
                                PA House Legislative Journal 806 #GBA?year=2004#Pennsylvanian
6915   2   3   2004   Rendell             For those of you 805 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journalwho came from northeastern Pennsylv
6916   2   3   2004   Rendell             It is unbelievable 805 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal to think about.
7722   2   8   2006   Rendell             We                   806 for Pennsylvania to
                                PA Powerport laid the foundation#GBA?year=2006# take the lead
7777   2   6   2007   Rendell             Together, we took800 #GBA?year=2007# energy crisis t
                                PA Powerport                   a stand on the growing
7778   2   6   2007   Rendell             As                   806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport a result, we have made the Commonwealth a nationa
7853   2   6   2007   Rendell             and                  806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport the Pennsylvania Energy Independence Strategy, wh
7888   2   6   2007   Rendell             Last                 806 a second element
                                PA Powerport week, we unveiled#GBA?year=2007# of the Agenda
7889   2   6   2007   Rendell             The                  806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport Pennsylvania Energy Independence Strategy will sav
7890   2   6   2007   Rendell             It                   806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerportcalls for the expanded use of “smart meters” that con
7891   2   6   2007   Rendell             And                  803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport we will require that all fuels sold in the Commonwe
7892   2   6   2007   Rendell             Our                  806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport goal is to ensure the use of one billion gallons per ye
7893   2   6   2007   Rendell             If we                806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport can achieve this goal, we will have gone a long way
7895   2   6   2007   Rendell             Worely & Obetz opened the first retail pump site for bio
                                PA Powerport                   806 #GBA?year=2007#
7896   2   6   2007   Rendell             Their                806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport vision has led other wise entrepreneurs to follow i
7897   2   6   2007   Rendell             By                   806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport the end of 2009, Pennsylvania companies will be able
7898   2   6   2007   Rendell             To                   806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport put that into perspective, current national production
7899   2   6   2007   Rendell             Bob                  806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport and Seth, would you please stand and be recognized
7900   2   6   2007   Rendell             The                  806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport Energy Independence Strategy also calls for expand
7901   2   6   2007   Rendell             We                    to great start by attracting Gamesa
                                PA Powerport are already off806a#GBA?year=2007#
7902   2   6   2007   Rendell             The                   this strategy is the creation of an $85
                                PA Powerport centerpiece of800 #GBA?year=2007#
7903   2   6   2007   Rendell             We                   806 the Energy Independence Fund w
                                PA Powerport propose to support#GBA?year=2007#
7904   2   6   2007   Rendell            The                  806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport Fund will be financed through the issuance of state
7905   2   6   2007   Rendell            This                 800 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport assessment will cost the average household 45 cent
7906   2   6   2007   Rendell            It                   806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerportwill provide the opportunity for Pennsylvania to prom
7907   2   6   2007   Rendell            It                   806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerportprovides strategic investments to support the develop
7962   2   6   2007   Rendell            To                   803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport cover our infrastructure repair costs, a 12.5 cent per
7963   2   6   2007   Rendell            And                  803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport while this tax is not collected directly from motorist
7964   2   6   2007   Rendell            It                    gas #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerportwould make our 803 tax – paid for by our citizens – cur
7965   2   6   2007   Rendell            This                 803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport would be clearly unacceptable.
8008   2   6   2007   Rendell            Here’s how it works. #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport                  803
8009   2   6   2007   Rendell            In                   803 already has a method for taxing
                                PA Powerporttheory, Pennsylvania#GBA?year=2007#
8010   2   6   2007   Rendell            But                  803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport the reality is that only a tiny fraction of the profits e
8011   2   6   2007   Rendell            Like                 803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport many other big corporations, the oil companies hav
8012   2   6   2007   Rendell            It                   803 a sophisticated shell
                                PA Powerportis nothing more than #GBA?year=2007# game and w
8013   2   6   2007   Rendell            This                 803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport budget includes a proposal that excludes oil compa
8014   2   6   2007   Rendell            This                 803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport new tax is structured on a “combined reporting” ba
8017   2   6   2007   Rendell            What’s more, I believe #GBA?year=2007# of this tax pla
                                PA Powerport                  803 that the imposition
8018   2   6   2007   Rendell            America’s oil companies have earned record profits in th
                                PA Powerport                  803 #GBA?year=2007#
8019   2   6   2007   Rendell            Since                 companies have reaped
                                PA Powerport 2004, the oil803 #GBA?year=2007# $368 billion i
8020   2   6   2007   Rendell            Last                 803 profits alone – $39.5 billion – we
                                PA Powerport year, ExxonMobil’s#GBA?year=2007#
8021   2   6   2007   Rendell            And,                 803 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport even more amazingly, ExxonMobil profits in each o
8022   2   6   2007   Rendell            These numbers are mind-boggling – think for a second a
                                PA Powerport                  803 #GBA?year=2007#
8023   2   6   2007   Rendell            More                  the #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport importantly,803 numbers remind us that instead o
8025   2   6   2007   Rendell            Taken together, these two ideas – a Turnpike lease and
                                PA Powerport                  803 #GBA?year=2007#
8111   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          the #GBA?year=2008#
                                         We need to enact 806 Pennsylvania Energy Independenc
8113   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Last Spring, Senator Brubaker introduced me to Seth Ob
8114   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 go, right now.
                                         This project is ready to #GBA?year=2008#
8115   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2008#
                                                        Pennsylvania has the potential to be a maj
8168   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         One of the best ways to do this, as I said earlier, is throu
8169   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 the fact is that Pennsylvania’s eco
                                         Ladies and gentlemen, #GBA?year=2008#
8170   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Since 2003, with the help of more than $120 million in s
8171   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           to #GBA?year=2008#
                                         One of our goals is806produce, in Pennsylvania, at least
8173   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           we #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Working together,806 passed the Advanced Energy Port
8174   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          803 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         But we also must do the same thing for our fuel consum
8175   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 to pass the Penn Fuels Initiative
                                         I call on you once again#GBA?year=2008#
8176   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 federal energy bill,
                                         . In the recently passed#GBA?year=2008# conservative
8177   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         But they also did something visionary – requiring that a
8178   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol
                                         Pennsylvania has these#GBA?year=2008#
8179   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         It doesn’t take much imagination to see Pennsylvania’s e
8181   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          803 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         We can and we must achieve independence from fossil
8183   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         The state that becomes a leader in renewable energy wi
8404   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          800 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Pennsylvanians also believe that just like other resource
8405   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          803 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         We have a Pennsylvania gold rush going on in the form o
8406   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          803 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Scientists now estimate that if we can extract just 10 pe
8407   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          803 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Experts believe that much of the most potentially produ
8408   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          803 potential value of
                                         Given the tremendous #GBA?year=2009#the Marcellus S
8409   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          803 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Some have suggested that exacting such a tax would hin
8410   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          803 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         However, I spoke personally with West Virginia Governo
8536   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           priorities in this regard
                                          One of the highest802 #GBA?year=2009# must be to he
8537   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          802 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          At some point in the next 24 months, most Pennsylvania
8538   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           electricity rate increases
                                          Even though some802 #GBA?year=2009# may be low
8539   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          802 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          they will swamp families that are already having a very h
8540   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          802 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          For this reason, we must work together to mandate a ph
8633   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Last year you also enacted legislation that will spark new
8634   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Last week the bipartisan partnership of Senator Erickson
8635   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          impressive in their work
                                          What is especially 806 #GBA?year=2009# is their dual f
8637   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          806 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In addition to improving our AEPS, we need to advance o
8638   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          807 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Buildings account for 40 percent of our energy use; they
8639   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          807 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          We can do this, and if we do, household and business he
 315   2   5   1980                         Archives          711 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnother element of community conservation is assuranc
 316   2   5   1980                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget provides $644,000 in additional state funds,
 592   2   9   1982                         do not like       705 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives the auto-emissions inspection program any
 593   2   9   1982                         do not like       705 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives the consent decree we inherited with that p
 703   2   9   1982                         Archives          711 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghIf we can also spare thousands of Pennsylvanians the los
 704   2   9   1982                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur two-year crackdown on illegal dumping of hazardou
 705   2   9   1982                         Archives           a position to do much
                      ThornburghThornburghBut we now are in 704 #GBA?year=1982#more than that
 706   2   9   1982                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget includes a request for $1 million in state fun
 707   2   9   1982                         urge you          704 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives to give it your approval.
 708   2   9   1982                         Archives          709 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile the Gypsy Moth is a product of nature, it also has
 709   2   9   1982                         Archives           provide nearly $3 million,
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget would704 #GBA?year=1982# on top of th
 710   2   9   1982                         Archives          709 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe existence of the Gypsy Moth is a matter beyond our
 838   2   8   1983                         also urge,        705 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives of course, that we melt the freeze on federa
 957   2   8   1983                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we appropriate $3 million, as a state match for fed
 958   2   8   1983                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we appropriate $5 million as the second installmen
 959   2   8   1983                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we appropriate $991,000 to match federal funding
1168   2   7   1984                         Archives          700 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat you allocate $1.1 million for the cleanup of the Can
1173   2   7   1984                         Archives          700 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghCommunity revitalization, job expansion or any of the ot
1174   2   7   1984                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghYet toxic chemicals, industrial and municipal waste, the
1175   2   7   1984                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe answers to these problems are neither simple, nor c
1176   2   7   1984                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut Pennsylvania is ready to make a difference as well, b
1177   2   7   1984                         Archives          703 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have made a considerable difference already, by pro
1178   2   7   1984                         Archives          703 our municipalities
                      ThornburghThornburghHowever, the needs of #GBA?year=1984# will be even gr
1179   2   7   1984                         therefore         700 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives propose that we reallocate $9.4 million from
1180   2   7   1984                         Archives          707 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have made a difference, too, by encouraging the dev
1181   2   7   1984                         propose           707 appropriation this
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives a $3.8 million#GBA?year=1984# year to contin
1182   2   7   1984                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have made a difference with the $3 million we appro
1183   2   7   1984                         propose           704 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives we add $2 million to that effort this year, qual
1184   2   7   1984                         Archives          704 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have made a difference with the $10 million we hav
1185   2   7   1984                         propose           704 third-year commitment to this e
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives we make our#GBA?year=1984#
1186   2   7   1984                         Archives          a difference with the $2
                      ThornburghThornburghWe also can make 711 #GBA?year=1984# million in sta
1187   2   7   1984                         Archives          711 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile we do not border on the Chesapeake, we are its n
1188   2   7   1984                         Archives          711 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile being good neighbors always makes good sense, t
1189   2   7   1984                         also believe we can and should make a difference by co
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          705 #GBA?year=1984#
1226   2   5   1985                         Archives          705 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur air and water are cleaner now than at any time in th
1341   2   5   1985                         Archives          700 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt takes jobs and commerce and opportunities for social
1346   2   5   1985                        Archives             704 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we increase our commitment, by over one-half, to
1347   2   5   1985                        Archives             707 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we allocate $4.2 million to encourage communities
1348   2   5   1985                        Archives             711 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we provide $1.1 million for our part in the regional
1349   2   5   1985                        Archives             704 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we deliver our fourth of six annual $5 million contr
1442   2   4   1986                        Archives             704 quickly to attack those hazardou
                      ThornburghThornburghIn response, we moved#GBA?year=1986#
1449   2   4   1986                        Archives             703 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat you approve the $250 million, self-supporting solid
1450   2   4   1986                        Archives             704 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we increase the allocation for the cleanup of hazar
1451   2   4   1986                        Archives             708 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we appropriate $1.2 million to continue testing for
1452   2   4   1986                        Archives             704 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we sustain our commitment to radiation cleanup o
1453   2   4   1986                        Archives             711 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat we continue our commitment to the Pennsylvania
1545   3   3   1987   Casey               We have Journal 701 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative demanded pure drinking water as a matter of
1546   3   3   1987   Casey               But in the process we #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700discovered that the Department o
1603   3   3   1987   Casey               And so, in this fiscal year we begin our 4-year, $100 milli
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=1987#
1604   3   3   1987   Casey               But before DER can begin to clean up, we
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1987# must begin to
1605   3   3   1987   Casey               That $25 Journal part of a more than 26-percent increa
                                PA House Legislative million is 700 #GBA?year=1987#
1606   3   3   1987   Casey               Recent experience has shown that DER is
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1987#not the only ag
1778   2   9   1988   Casey               Last year, working together we made an unprecedented
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1988#
1779   2   9   1988   Casey               Either through ignorance or indifference,
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1988#our environme
1781   2   9   1988   Casey               We reacted more 704 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal quickly than the Federal Government
1782   2   9   1988   Casey               We imposed the 703 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal largest fine in Pennsylvania history- a h
1783   2   9   1988   Casey               We made the first assessments of more than 2,000 pote
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=1988#
1784   2   9   1988   Casey               At the same time, we #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704responded swiftly to environment
1785   2   9   1988   Casey               Now, if our aim is 711 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal to invest in our children's future, then
1786   2   9   1988   Casey               So this budget will increase annual spending
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1988# for the env
1787   2   9   1988   Casey               In all, we Journal 700 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative will commit over a third of a billion dollars this
1788   2   9   1988   Casey               I also today renew my #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 701 call for enactment of our $3-billio
1789   2   9   1988   Casey               PENNVEST not only protects our natural environment, it
                                PA House Legislative Journal 701 #GBA?year=1988#
1790   2   9   1988   Casey               PENNVEST also passed the House last June,
                                PA House Legislative Journal 701 #GBA?year=1988# by a vote of
1791   2   9   1988   Casey               I strongly urge the Senate to agree to the
                                PA House Legislative Journal 701 #GBA?year=1988# House bill in co
1792   2   9   1988   Casey               And I call upon you today to enact our toxic
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=1988# waste clean
1888   2   7   1989   Casey               In reclaiming our 700 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal environment from the neglect of the p
2119   2   7   1989   Casey               Another Journal 700 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislativegoal for 1989 is to put into action the landmark
2120   2   7   1989   Casey               The year Journal go #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative 1988 will 700down as the year the people of Pe
2121   2   7   1989   Casey               With your help, 1989'll go down as the year
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1989# we put the p
2122   2   7   1989   Casey               Our total Journal 700 reclaiming our natural environm
                                PA House Legislative investment in#GBA?year=1989#
2123   2   7   1989   Casey               Of course, PennVEST, #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 701our 25-year plan to rebuild our cle
2124   2   7   1989   Casey               Now I'm Journal $12.5 million more for
                                PA House Legislativeasking for701 #GBA?year=1989# the PennVEST
2125   2   7   1989   Casey               Last year, we became #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 707the largest state with a mandator
2126   2   7   1989   Casey               I recommend just 707 $1.5 million to help
                                PA House Legislative Journal over #GBA?year=1989# get the recyc
2127   2   7   1989   Casey               We also established our own toxic waste
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=1989#cleanup progra
2128   2   7   1989   Casey               To support a total first #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704 year cost of $40 million, I propos
2129   2   7   1989   Casey               We'll also put muscle #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704in the state's toxic waste prosecut
2130   2   7   1989   Casey               And we'll add nearly $1.5 million to clean
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=1989# up hazardous
2131   2   7   1989   Casey               We have Journal 700 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative a responsibility to be good environmental neig
2132   2   7   1989   Casey               This year Journal a three-year, $1.5 million
                                PA House Legislative we begin710 #GBA?year=1989# investment
2133   2   7   1989   Casey               And I propose to 710 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal bring our annual contributions to the C
2166   2   6   1990   Casey               In clean water, clean land and clean air.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1990#
2397   2   6   1990   Casey             Clean water.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 701 #GBA?year=1990#
2398   2   6   1990   Casey             Clean land.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 711 #GBA?year=1990#
2399   2   6   1990   Casey             Clean air.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 705 #GBA?year=1990#
2400   2   6   1990   Casey             That's our environmental program for this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1990# and future ge
2401   2   6   1990   Casey             It's been Journal 701 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativeonly 18 months since we launched PENNVEST o
2402   2   6   1990   Casey             In that short time, we've approved nearly
                              PA House Legislative Journal 701 #GBA?year=1990# $430 million f
2404   2   6   1990   Casey             And we have the 700 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal resources on hand right now to make 1
2405   2   6   1990   Casey             The people voted 701 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal for clean water and we intend to see t
2407   2   6   1990   Casey             Clean land, too.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 711 #GBA?year=1990#
2408   2   6   1990   Casey             We'll continue to 704 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal reclaim our land from toxic poisons by
2409   2   6   1990   Casey             Last year Journal 704 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative we began cleaning up 30 dangerous sites - 30 i
2410   2   6   1990   Casey             It took the federal Superfund eight full years
                              PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=1990# to begin wo
2411   2   6   1990   Casey             We can't Journal 704 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative let our momentum slow.
2412   2   6   1990   Casey             We're going to protect our families from toxic waste.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=1990#
2413   2   6   1990   Casey             We'll also commit another $3.7 million to
                              PA House Legislative Journal 707 #GBA?year=1990# help local gov
2414   2   6   1990   Casey             We're one of the 707 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal largest states to mandate recycling, an
2621   2   6   1991   Casey             This budget also 700 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalmaintains current levels of funding for o
2622   2   6   1991   Casey             With your help over the past 4 years, we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1991#have made unp
2689   2   6   1991   Casey             Nearly $730 million has already been committed throug
                              PA House Legislative Journal 701 #GBA?year=1991#
2698   2   6   1991   Casey             water and sewer 703 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal systems;
3004   2   9   1993   Casey             A budget Journal 700 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative that will give our people cleaner air and cleane
3139   2   9   1993   Casey             In Pennsylvania we take our environmental
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1993# responsibilit
3140   2   9   1993   Casey             We want Journal 700 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative to leave our children a world that is better, no
3141   2   9   1993   Casey             This budget concentrates on making our water cleaner a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1993#
3142   2   9   1993   Casey             We have Journal 705 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative got to implement the new Federal clean air gui
3143   2   9   1993   Casey             And I have got to 705 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal emphasize once again that compliance
3144   2   9   1993   Casey             They go hand in 705
                              PA House Legislative Journalhand. #GBA?year=1993#
3145   2   9   1993   Casey             We will increase 701 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalfunding for our successful PENNVEST pr
3196   2   9   1993   Casey             It is also statement about how seriously
                              PA House LegislativeaJournal 700 #GBA?year=1993# we take our o
3517   3   7   1995   Ridge             Some of Journal heard me mention that
                              PA House Legislativeyou have 700 #GBA?year=1995# I consider the
3518   3   7   1995   Ridge             This administration has set about creating
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1995# a new environ
3519   3   7   1995   Ridge             My budget starts 700 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal by splitting DER in two.
3520   3   7   1995   Ridge             One agency will protect our parks and forests, and the s
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1995#
3886   2   6   1996   Ridge             We eliminated the Department of Environmental Resou
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1996#
3887   2   6   1996   Ridge             Now it is Journal 700 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative a leaner Department of Environmental Protect
3888   2   6   1996   Ridge             Its mission: to cooperate with Pennsylvanians in the join
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1996#
3947   2   4   1997   Ridge             Two years ago, we found a Department of
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1997# Environment
3948   2   4   1997   Ridge             It no longer exists.700 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal
3949   2   4   1997   Ridge             Now we Journal 700 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativehave a Department of Environmental Protectio
3950   2   4   1997   Ridge             We have Journal 700 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative eliminated thousands of pages of needless reg
3951   2   4   1997   Ridge             We guarantee timely return on permits or
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1997# your money b
3956   2   4   1997   Ridge             There are 129 more sites being cleaned up
                              PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=1997# as the list of
4137   2   4   1997   Ridge             Internationally, we are recognized as a center for enviro
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1997#
4409   2   3   1998   Ridge             Right here you see someone clearing out
                              PA House Legislative Journal 711 #GBA?year=1998#the weeds and
4410   2   3   1998   Ridge             Right here you see us #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 711putting in the pond and leveling it
4541   2   2   1999   Ridge             Together we have made Pennsylvania a pacesetter in en
                              PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1999#
4542   2   2   1999   Ridge             We are number one in recycling.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 707 #GBA?year=1999#
4543   2   2   1999   Ridge                 We recycle more 707 #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal than any other state in the nation.
4760   2   2   1999   Ridge                 You will soon receive such a plan from me
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1999# - one focused
4761   2   2   1999   Ridge                 Our efforts to improve Pennsylvania's quality of life mus
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 703 #GBA?year=1999#
4762   2   2   1999   Ridge                 I ask you Journal 700 #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative to work with me to put a 3-year freeze and per
4763   2   2   1999   Ridge                 Further, Journal 700 #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislativethis budget offers the most sweeping change in
4764   2   2   1999   Ridge                 It will lead Pennsylvania down the path of
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1999# Growing Gree
4765   2   2   1999   Ridge                 Annually, our state government spends a
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=1999#billion dollars t
4766   2   2   1999   Ridge                 Changing how we 700 #GBA?year=1999#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal spend that money will enable us to fo
4925   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Hunters and anglers will be able to get their
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 712 #GBA?year=2000# licenses ove
5184   2   8   2000   Ridge                 It is also Journal 700 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislativeabout where we live.
5185   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Call it "places behind the numbers."
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2000#
5186   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Governor Gifford 700 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal Pinchot, who coined the term "conser
5187   2   8   2000   Ridge                 a nation Journal 700 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislativedivided may unite;
5188   2   8   2000   Ridge                 but a nation whose natural resources are
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2000# destroyed mus
5189   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Governor Pinchot 700 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal would have been pleased last year.
5190   2   8   2000   Ridge                 With great support from both sides of the
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2000# aisle in both c
5191   2   8   2000   Ridge                 With it, we sowed the #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 711 seeds of a new era in Penn's Woo
5195   2   8   2000   Ridge                 A couple Journal 700 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative of Chester County residents supported by Grow
5214   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Growing Journal 700 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House LegislativeGreener is a commitment, and it is a commitme
5215   2   8   2000   Ridge                 It is a commitment to #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700the people of Pennsylvania.
5216   2   8   2000   Ridge                 It is a commitment to #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700the Commonwealth and what we
5217   2   8   2000   Ridge                 It is a commitment to #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 711try to preserve some of it before i
5218   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Growing Journal 711 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House LegislativeGreener means that we have an engine to cont
5219   2   8   2000   Ridge                 The Governor: Of 700 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal course, Growing Greener is not just ab
5220   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Over the Journal 711 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative next 5 years we will spend the additional half a
5509   2   6   2001   Ridge                 He defined conservation as " the greatest
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 711 #GBA?year=2001# good to the gr
5511   2   6   2001   Ridge                 4,000 acres of wetlands protected;
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 711 #GBA?year=2001#
5512   2   6   2001   Ridge                 nearly 400 miles 710 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal of streams cleaned;
5517   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The budget contains $140 million for the
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2001#third year of G
5521   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Our next Journal challenge is landfills.
                                  PA House Legislative land-use 703 #GBA?year=2001#
5522   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Right now, Pennsylvania has more landfill
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 703 #GBA?year=2001# space than we
5523   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Yet the requests 703 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalfor new and larger landfills, mostly from
5524   2   6   2001   Ridge                 One man's trash 703 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalmay be another man's treasure, but in
5525   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We must Journal 703 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative work together to pass meaningful landfill legis
5894   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We will adopt standards to protect our groundwater, an
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 701 #GBA?year=2002#
5895   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And since I am talking #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 700 about the environment, let me pr
5896   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We will provide the $650 million promised
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 711 #GBA?year=2002# for Growing G
5897   2   5   2002   Schweiker             I have got to tell 711 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalyou, though, to meet today's fiscal real
5898   2   5   2002   Schweiker             No administration since the days of Gifford
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 711 #GBA?year=2002# Pinchot in th
6157   3   4   2003   Rendell               It                  703 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerporteliminates the Sewage Treatment Plant Operations Gr
6747   2   3   2004   Rendell               If we can Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004#
                                  PA House Legislative make our cities and towns more livable, offer s
6912   2   3   2004   Rendell               This plant will also help eliminate the blight
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=2004# of more tha
6933   2   3   2004   Rendell               Our hunting and 712 resources generate
                                  PA House Legislative Journalfishing#GBA?year=2004# 49.6 billion i
6939   2   3   2004   Rendell               With help from many #GBA?year=2004#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 704of you, Governor Casey created th
6940   2   3   2004   Rendell               Prior to 2002, a share #GBA?year=2004#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 704of the capital stock and foreign fra
6941   2   3   2004   Rendell               As this tax rate was lowered, the portion
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=2004#used for the sit
6942   2   3   2004   Rendell               If we do Journal 704 #GBA?year=2004#
                                  PA House Legislativenothing to replenish this fund, we will have $6 m
6943   2   3   2004   Rendell             This State is peppered #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704 with 11,000 sites in need of reme
6944   2   3   2004   Rendell             Already 500 sites 704 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal are ready to be cleaned, but we lack th
6945   2   3   2004   Rendell             We must Journal the #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative continue704 good work supported by the Haza
6946   2   3   2004   Rendell             To keep the fund 704 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal in operations, I am proposing a fee of 1
6947   2   3   2004   Rendell             Funding hazardous site cleanup with resources that com
                                PA House Legislative Journal 704 #GBA?year=2004#
6948   2   3   2004   Rendell             Another Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislativeprogram Pennsylvania can be justly proud of is
6949   2   3   2004   Rendell             Investing Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative in stream cleanup, farmland protection, upgra
6950   2   3   2004   Rendell             As Governor Ridge said when he signed the
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004# Growing Gre
6951   2   3   2004   Rendell             But Growing Greener also beset by budget
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700is#GBA?year=2004# problems.
6957   2   3   2004   Rendell             In addition to protecting Growing Greener,
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004# we should al
6958   2   3   2004   Rendell             Therefore, I am proposing that we build on
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004# the legacy of
6966   2   3   2004   Rendell             Funds from the growing Greener Bond Act
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004# will help them
6967   2   3   2004   Rendell             We should replicate this successful program
                                PA House Legislative Journal 709 #GBA?year=2004# to help pro
6968   2   3   2004   Rendell             Giving private forest owners an opportunity
                                PA House Legislative Journal 709 #GBA?year=2004# to tap the s
6969   2   3   2004   Rendell             Pennsylvania is a 709 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal leader in the nation's timber industry,
6971   2   3   2004   Rendell             We can give private forest owners the same
                                PA House Legislative Journal 709 #GBA?year=2004# option we g
6975   2   3   2004   Rendell             We must Journal 712 decades of underfunding of the
                                PA House Legislative also attend to#GBA?year=2004#
6977   2   3   2004   Rendell             We will allocate 700 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal$300 million to make major investment
6978   2   3   2004   Rendell             Pennsylvania's proud #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700history as an industrial State has le
6979   2   3   2004   Rendell             Communities around the State that once
                                PA House Legislative Journal 711 #GBA?year=2004#thrived on coa
6980   2   3   2004   Rendell             In fact, if Journal 710 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative we lined up the 2100 miles of streams polluted
6981   2   3   2004   Rendell             We are slowly cleaning these places up, but
                                PA House Legislative Journal 710 #GBA?year=2004# at the rate w
6982   2   3   2004   Rendell             We must Journal our pace so that anglers
                                PA House Legislative speed up712 #GBA?year=2004# can rely on h
6983   2   3   2004   Rendell             The best Journal 710 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative part is, though, as we clean up our streams, we
6984   2   3   2004   Rendell             Consider Journal 710 the progress at the
                                PA House Legislative for a moment#GBA?year=2004# Shannopin M
6985   2   3   2004   Rendell             The waters in the 710 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal polluted mine pool are being treated a
6986   2   3   2004   Rendell             In the future, these once-polluted waters
                                PA House Legislative Journal 710 #GBA?year=2004# will have a pro
6989   2   3   2004   Rendell             New initiatives like these will speed our effort to heal th
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004#
6990   2   3   2004   Rendell             Finally, the Growing Greener Bond Act will
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004# help us inves
6996   2   3   2004   Rendell             I believe Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislativea majority of Pennsylvanians will see the value
6997   2   3   2004   Rendell             Almost without exception, when the public
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004# is asked if go
7000   2   3   2004   Rendell             The original Growing Greener program signed into law b
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004#
7002   2   3   2004   Rendell             Therefore, to fund our #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 703 efforts to stabilize and expand th
7003   2   3   2004   Rendell             And remember, this is #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 703 a fee paid in large part by residen
7004   2   3   2004   Rendell             Even with the new fees, even with the new
                                PA House Legislative Journal 703 #GBA?year=2004# fees, disposa
7011   2   3   2004   Rendell             To do so Journal 700 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislativewill require approval by citizens of an $800 mill
7013   2   3   2004   Rendell             The Growing Greener #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 700bond issue will add less than 1 per
7036   2   3   2004   Rendell             With a balanced 700 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journalbudget that mirrors the one you passed
7170   2   9   2005   Rendell             Three weeks ago, Republican leaders in the House propo
                                PA Powerport                    700 #GBA?year=2005#
7171   2   9   2005   Rendell             This                  offers us some new ideas.
                                PA Powerport new proposal 700 #GBA?year=2005#
7172   2   9   2005   Rendell             But                   700 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport best of all it recognizes that we must significantly inv
7173   2   9   2005   Rendell             I look                700 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport forward to working with the House and the Senate
7174   2   9   2005   Rendell             But                   700 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport it is time to give the voters a voice in this debate, to
7175   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                    700 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport can meet this deadline, but we must act together no
7176   2   9   2005   Rendell             The                   704 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport Hazardous Sites Clean-up fund faces a complete shu
7177   2   9   2005   Rendell             Likewise, without action this July we must significantly c
                                PA Powerport                    711 #GBA?year=2005#
7178   2   9   2005   Rendell             Our                   704 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport state is littered with polluted abandoned industrial
7179   2   9   2005   Rendell             Growing Greener II must be enacted to address these cr
                                PA Powerport                   711 #GBA?year=2005#
7180   2   9   2005   Rendell             I urge us all to remain focused on the goals we share acr
                                PA Powerport                   711 #GBA?year=2005#
7721   2   8   2006   Rendell             Together we sped 711the work of cleaning up our rivers
                                PA Powerport                   up #GBA?year=2006#
8182   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           700 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          It’s good for the environment, and good for the Pennsyl
8247   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           700 #GBA?year=2008#
                                          The Department of Environmental Protection issues mo
8248   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           700 #GBA?year=2008#
                                                          For the first time in decades, DEP now regu
8494   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           701 take this opportunity
                                          For example, I want to #GBA?year=2009# to publicly
8602   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           700 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Your efforts last year will make it possible for as much a
8640   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           707 will rely on recycled
                                          More building products#GBA?year=2009# materials an
8641   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           709 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          And, by requiring that buildings use only sustainably har
8642   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           705 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          If we are going to become energy independent and redu
8643   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           705 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          A Green Building Code does exactly that.
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                      ThornburghThornburghDuring the past eight years, the General Fund budget ha
   9   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 General Fund spending increase
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget proposes a#GBA?year=1979#
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                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives of that 105 #GBA?year=1979#
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                      ThornburghThornburghAnd, I am also pleased to note, the rate of growth in this
  17   3   7   1979                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget was developed under one very severe const
  18   3   7   1979                         am asking          107 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives the General Assembly for a continuation of t
  19   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis is the only way that we can achieve, as the previous
  20   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghLet me add that this budget for the next fiscal year was a
  21   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat deficit was projected by my predecessor at one poi
  22   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThrough additional fiscal controls, some tough policy de
  23   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghNow to highlight the major thrusts of this no nonsense,
  27   3   7   1979                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must reverse the persistent decline in employment
  36   3   7   1979                         Archives           107 make Pennsylvania
                      ThornburghThornburghAs part of our effort to #GBA?year=1979# a more attrac
  37   3   7   1979                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis means that businesses considering a move to Penns
  38   3   7   1979                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThey will now be treated as any individual tax-payer.
 102   3   7   1979                         Archives           101 during which inflation has been r
                      ThornburghThornburghIt has been four years -#GBA?year=1979#
 126   3   7   1979                         Archives           107 package?
                      ThornburghThornburghWhy this particular tax #GBA?year=1979#
 142   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe Commonwealth budget for the 1979-80 fiscal year t
 143   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis includes $6.3 billion in the General Fund, $1.1billion
 144   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn addition, I am proposing a bond-funded capital budge
 146   3   7   1979                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget provides for new programs in crucial priority
 161   3   7   1979                         Archives           105 adopt a sound and
                      ThornburghThornburghIt is imperative that we#GBA?year=1979# responsible b
 165   2   5   1980                         Archives            Speaker and Members
                      ThornburghThornburghMr. President, Mr.100 #GBA?year=1980# of the Genera
 171   2   5   1980                         Archives           101 every one of those
                      ThornburghThornburghAt the heart of virtually#GBA?year=1980# problems is t
 172   2   5   1980                         Archives            to #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghInflation continues101eat away our public and private re
 173   2   5   1980                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghOne of the cruel ironies of our time is that public money
 174   2   5   1980                         Archives           101 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe can't outspend inflation in this Commonwealth and
 175   2   5   1980                         Archives           100 to it either, for doing
                      ThornburghThornburghBut we can't surrender #GBA?year=1980# so would d
 176   2   5   1980                         Archives           101 do in the year ahead, as we did a
                      ThornburghThornburghWhat we can and must#GBA?year=1980#
 177   2   5   1980                         Archives            of #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat is the mission101the budget I'm proposing to you to
 178   2   5   1980                         Archives           101 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe national rate of inflation last year was 13.3 percent.
 179   2   5   1980                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe growth in general fund spending I propose to you to
 180   2   5   1980                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe growth in administrative spending by executive dep
 181   2   5   1980                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghBy holding the general fund at $6.8 billion, and the total
 182   2   5   1980                         Archives           101 we shall not give
                      ThornburghThornburghWe shall not - I repeat -#GBA?year=1980#inflation the pl
183   2   5   1980                        Archives           101 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe shall not give inflation a general tax increase in Penn
184   2   5   1980                        Archives           101 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe shall not give inflation the fuel of wasteful spending
185   2   5   1980                        Archives           however, is invest the limited resourc
                     ThornburghThornburghWhat we shall do, 101 #GBA?year=1980#
186   2   5   1980                        Archives           100 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghFrom rebuilding our economy to reclaiming our roads, fr
187   2   5   1980                        Archives           100 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghAnd because it's the key to our limits as well as our drea
188   2   5   1980                        Archives           100 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghOur joint effort last year to restore this government's fis
189   2   5   1980                        Archives           107 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe held the line on general taxes and continued to phas
190   2   5   1980                        Archives           105 they became due,
                     ThornburghThornburghYet we paid our bills as #GBA?year=1980# and held grow
191   2   5   1980                        Archives           100 the kind of state financial suppo
                     ThornburghThornburghWe also moved toward#GBA?year=1980#
193   2   5   1980                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghAs a result, our credit rating has been upgraded on Wall
196   2   5   1980                        Archives           that can't sustain responsible manage
                     ThornburghThornburghFor a government 100 #GBA?year=1980#
215   2   5   1980                        Archives            of that potential, the 1980-81 budget
                     ThornburghThornburghTo make the most 108 #GBA?year=1980#
219   2   5   1980                        Archives           107 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghBecause a favorable business climate begins at home, ho
220   2   5   1980                        Archives           107 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghAdministratively, I'm establishing a "one-stop shop" in w
252   2   5   1980                        Archives           101 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis problem, more than anything else, has been the pa
253   2   5   1980                        Archives           101 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghIf we solve it, we can gain control of our economic desti
254   2   5   1980                        Archives           101 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghIf we don't, virtually everything else we attempt will hav
271   2   5   1980                        Archives           103 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis alliance would focus our intensified employment ef
322   2   5   1980                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghLast year, we passed a responsible budget in timely fash
323   2   5   1980                        Archives            certainly.
                     ThornburghThornburghThere was debate,105 #GBA?year=1980#
324   2   5   1980                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghThere was revision, of course.
325   2   5   1980                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghThere was partisanship, obviously.
326   2   5   1980                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghAnd there was delay, unfortunately.
327   2   5   1980                        Archives           105 the beginning of a
                     ThornburghThornburghOnly four days beyond #GBA?year=1980# new fiscal yea
343   2   3   1981                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the third year in a row, I'm asking this body to pass a
344   2   3   1981                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the third year in a row, I am asking this body to actu
345   2   3   1981                        Archives           107 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the third year in a row, I am asking this body to hold
350   2   3   1981                        Archives           101 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghPrecisely because we have been denying inflation the pl
351   2   3   1981                        Archives           107 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghPrecisely because we have been doing more with less th
352   2   3   1981                        Archives            have been accumulating
                     ThornburghThornburghWhile other states105 #GBA?year=1981# deficits that
353   2   3   1981                        Archives            that we treat this item
                     ThornburghThornburghPrudence requires100 #GBA?year=1981# as the safety n
354   2   3   1981                        Archives             might feel for standing
                     ThornburghThornburghFor as proud as we105 #GBA?year=1981# firm against t
355   2   3   1981                        Archives            of revenue sharing given
                     ThornburghThornburghor against the loss 105 #GBA?year=1981# us by the Ca
356   2   3   1981                        Archives            cushion against the pressures of open
                     ThornburghThornburghNor is it much of a 105 #GBA?year=1981#
357   2   3   1981                        Archives           107 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghIf we're to continue to avoid a general tax increase;
359   2   3   1981                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghand if we're to continue to pursue those programs that w
363   2   3   1981                        Archives           101 national inflation rate cuts the pr
                     ThornburghThornburgh*A current 12 percent #GBA?year=1981#
364   2   3   1981                        Archives            growth has further cut
                     ThornburghThornburghSluggish economic100 #GBA?year=1981# the Commonw
365   2   3   1981                        Archives            more Pennsylvanians are
                     ThornburghThornburghAs we begin 1981, 103 #GBA?year=1981# employed t
366   2   3   1981                        Archives           103 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghJoblessness is not a malady reserved for welfare recipien
367   2   3   1981                        Archives           103 Pennsylvanians last
                     ThornburghThornburghIt happened to 419,000#GBA?year=1981# year.
368   2   3   1981                        Archives           103 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt happened to truckers and typists and miners and meta
369   2   3   1981                        Archives           100 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghThat's why this Administration has made economic vital
371   2   3   1981                        Archives           100 new climate of business interest
                     ThornburghThornburghWhere else, except in a#GBA?year=1981#
373   2   3   1981                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghThat's why, in many cases, the budget I'm submitting to
379   2   3   1981                        Archives           107 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghAnd it not only would continue to hold the line on gener
391   2   3   1981                        Archives           105 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghOnce a gain, to assure there will be no wind fall revenue
392   2   3   1981                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis formula should produce the minimum revenue nee
393   2   3   1981                         Archives           105 that, and certainly
                     ThornburghThornburghWe seek no more than #GBA?year=1981# no less, and w
394   2   3   1981                         Archives            to catch up with other
                     ThornburghThornburghIt's time we began107 #GBA?year=1981# states that hav
468   2   3   1981                         Archives           our #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghAt the same time, 103 efforts to end the tragedy of joble
501   2   3   1981                         Archives           105 subsidies up to our
                     ThornburghThornburghAs we seek to bring our#GBA?year=1981# goal, we mu
523   2   3   1981                         Archives           105 balanced budget -
                     ThornburghThornburghBut I believe it also is a #GBA?year=1981# not just in the
524   2   3   1981                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt provides for general fund expenditures of $7.2 billion,
525   2   3   1981                         Archives           107 year in a row, the
                     ThornburghThornburghIt delivers, for the third#GBA?year=1981# most importan
526   2   3   1981                         Archives            for #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt's a tough budget105 a tough time;
527   2   3   1981                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghbut it also is a compassionate budget where compassion
529   2   3   1981                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghAs I said a year ago on this occasion, and I quote: "I belie
542   2   9   1982                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghToday, there is a hurricane of fiscal reform sweeping acr
543   2   9   1982                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe appear, for example, to be the only state in the natio
544   2   9   1982                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe appear to be conspicuous by our refusal to resort to
545   2   9   1982                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe appear to be surprising ourselves, as well as others,
546   2   9   1982                         Archives           101 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe even appear to be stirring, at last, from our long nigh
548   2   9   1982                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghThe budget I am submitting to you today recognizes tha
549   2   9   1982                         Archives           100 that national economic recovery
                     ThornburghThornburghThis budget recognizes #GBA?year=1982#
550   2   9   1982                         Archives           105 that responsible choice, creative
                     ThornburghThornburghThis budget recognizes #GBA?year=1982#
551   2   9   1982                         Archives           105 years of balance and
                     ThornburghThornburghIt recognizes that three#GBA?year=1982# restraint ar
552   2   9   1982                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt recognizes that this may, indeed, be the decisive year
553   2   9   1982                         Archives           101 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the fourth consecutive year, I am recommending tha
554   2   9   1982                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the fourth consecutive year, I am recommending tha
555   2   9   1982                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the fourth consecutive year, I am recommending tha
557   2   9   1982                         Archives            consecutive year, I suggest that we b
                     ThornburghThornburghAnd for the fourth 100 #GBA?year=1982#
558   2   9   1982                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt is true, of course, that far too many Pennsylvania jobs
559   2   9   1982                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghThese forces are beyond the means of any governor or s
561   2   9   1982                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor it also is true that such forces cannot be tamed with
562   2   9   1982                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghWhile I cannot guarantee that the President's programs
568   2   9   1982                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghIn the meantime, we must preserve, strengthen and ma
577   2   9   1982                         Archives           108 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghLess familiar, because it contemplates opening an entire
724   2   9   1982                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe have worked together for three consecutive years in
726   2   9   1982                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghYet I know and you know that there are enough legitima
735   2   9   1982                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghpeople among whom the work ethic is very much alive,
744   2   8   1983                         Archives            Speaker and Members
                     ThornburghThornburghMr. President, Mr.100 #GBA?year=1983# of the Genera
745   2   8   1983                         Archives            which our mighty manufacturing heri
                     ThornburghThornburghIt is a trial through100 #GBA?year=1983#
746   2   8   1983                         challenged         100 to work harder, think deeper, m
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives our people#GBA?year=1983#
747   2   8   1983                         called upon them100join together, and turn any prophe
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives            to #GBA?year=1983#
748   2   8   1983                         called upon them100renew, in fact, the historic strengt
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives            to #GBA?year=1983#
749   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThe budget I am submitting to you today recognizes tha
750   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt recognizes that if innovation, determination and persp
751   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 us are in this trial
                     ThornburghThornburghIt recognizes that all of #GBA?year=1983#together now,
752   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghAnd it also recognizes that when government assistance
753   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor even the public treasury is not exempt from the pow
754   2   8   1983                         Archives            comfort in knowing that
                     ThornburghThornburghWe can take some105 #GBA?year=1983# the budgeta
757   2   8   1983                         Archives           107 have not been forced to contem
                     ThornburghThornburghUnlike other states, we#GBA?year=1983#
759   2   8   1983                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the fifth year in a row, in fact, I propose to you that
760   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghOur four years of discipline in cutting out waste, control
761   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor your help and support in this achievement, you have
762   2   8   1983                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghBut the dilemma of rising public needs and falling public
763   2   8   1983                         must propose, therefore, that we continue to harness o
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives           105 #GBA?year=1983#
764   2   8   1983                         must propose the smallest increase in state spending s
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives           105 #GBA?year=1983#
765   2   8   1983                         Archives            rate of inflation has been
                     ThornburghThornburghWhile the national101 #GBA?year=1983# dropped to
766   2   8   1983                         Archives           104 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghAnd if we are to maintain the fiscal integrity we have est
767   2   8   1983                         am recommending that we raise those revenues by clo
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives           107 #GBA?year=1983#
768   2   8   1983                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe are speaking, in fact, of genuine tax reforms, many o
769   2   8   1983                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghIn reference to our sales tax, for example, the Commissi
770   2   8   1983                         therefore          107 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives recommend that you close the sales tax loop
771   2   8   1983                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghSurely we must question a system that taxes furniture w
772   2   8   1983                         recommend that 107reform that system now.
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives           we #GBA?year=1983#
775   2   8   1983                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghFinally, I recommend that we enact a minimum tax on th
776   2   8   1983                         Archives           105 and given conservative projectio
                     ThornburghThornburghGiven these measures, #GBA?year=1983#
777   2   8   1983                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghBut I believe that we can and we ought to do even more
778   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghAs I said three weeks ago, the journey to a resurgent, wo
779   2   8   1983                         Archives           doubt that this journey
                     ThornburghThornburghThere can be little 100 #GBA?year=1983# must begin on
780   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThe scourge of unemployment has brought far too much
781   2   8   1983                         Archives
                     ThornburghThornburghWe know that. 103 #GBA?year=1983#
782   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThose of us who work in Harrisburg cannot alone correc
783   2   8   1983                         Archives
                     ThornburghThornburghWe know that. 103 #GBA?year=1983#
784   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThose of us who work in Washington cannot alone corre
785   2   8   1983                         Archives
                     ThornburghThornburghWe know that. 103 #GBA?year=1983#
786   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe know that we cannot simply legislate an end to unem
787   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghBut we also know that we share a special obligation in th
788   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 to do all that we can, as a state,
                     ThornburghThornburghWe share an obligation#GBA?year=1983#
789   2   8   1983                         Archives            obligation to all that we
                     ThornburghThornburghWe share a special100 #GBA?year=1983# can, as a sta
797   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 and extraordinary
                     ThornburghThornburghWe have an immediate#GBA?year=1983# problem, whe
798   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghSurely, in this case, an immediate response is required o
803   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghUnder this plan, every penny drawn from that reserve w
808   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThose who remember the value of a helping hand durin
809   2   8   1983                         suggest            103 our hearts and extend our hands
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archivesthat we open #GBA?year=1983#
810   2   8   1983                         also suggest that 100open our minds now to the greate
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives           we #GBA?year=1983#
818   2   8   1983                         Archives           friend in the pioneering
                     ThornburghThornburghThey can find that 108 #GBA?year=1983# Capital Loan F
832   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis is good news for consumers, but bad news, once ag
848   2   8   1983                         Archives           108 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThe reality is that jobs in our traditional steel and manuf
850   2   8   1983                         Archives           108 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghBetter that we welcome it, as the harbinger of new emp
858   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 concentration of scientists and e
                     ThornburghThornburghWith the fourth largest#GBA?year=1983#
863   2   8   1983                         Archives           108 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThis project assumes, of course, a changing role for heav
864   2   8   1983                         am recommending, in#GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives           108 fact, a new appropriation of $50
865   2   8   1983                         Archives           108 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghWith matching grants from other sources, this center wo
866   2   8   1983                         Archives           108 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt simply is unacceptable when our own steel industry, a
878   2   8   1983                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghthese are the things that can take us to a new and worki
885   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 deepened, and we
                     ThornburghThornburghBut then the recession #GBA?year=1983# were forced t
887   2   8   1983                         Archives           103 unemployment taxes
                     ThornburghThornburghFor by imposing higher #GBA?year=1983# on those ve
889   2   8   1983                         Archives            in fact, many of those
                     ThornburghThornburghThey siphon away,100 #GBA?year=1983#very resources
 898   2   8   1983                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt should be remembered that less than a decade ago, th
 965   2   8   1983                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have met or beaten the clock by enacting our budge
 966   2   8   1983                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghFor simply by meeting our constitutional deadline, we in
 972   2   8   1983                         Archives            can anyone suggest that
                      ThornburghThornburghHow, we must ask,100 #GBA?year=1983# the state th
 980   2   7   1984                         Archives            Speaker and Members
                      ThornburghThornburghMr. President, Mr.100 #GBA?year=1984# of the Genera
 982   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile the final judgment of this trial may need to be def
 983   2   7   1984                         Archives            seeking to prepare Pennsylvania for
                      ThornburghThornburghLast year, we were100 #GBA?year=1984#
 984   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghToday, Pennsylvania is ready-ready to take full advantag
 985   2   7   1984                         Archives            and interest rates were
                      ThornburghThornburghLast year, inflation100 #GBA?year=1984# high, and em
 986   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghToday, inflation and interest rates are down, and emplo
 987   2   7   1984                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghNearly 250,000 Pennsylvanians who did not have work a
 990   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghLast year, our state revenues were plummeting, and the
 991   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghToday, our revenues are on the rise again, and we actua
 992   2   7   1984                         Archives           encouraged by the breeze of econom
                      ThornburghThornburghClearly, we can be 100 #GBA?year=1984#
 993   2   7   1984                         Archives           we #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghYet just as clearly, 100must remember that recovery alw
 997   2   7   1984                         Archives            to #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must continue108encourage not only new investme
 999   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must continue, indeed to see that the promising bre
1000   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 today by accelerating our evolut
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd I suggest we begin #GBA?year=1984#
1001   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghnot to obstruct, but rather to expand;
1002   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghnot to be a foe, but rather a friend of free and productiv
1003   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 that direction as recently as last
                      ThornburghThornburghWe took major steps in#GBA?year=1984#
1004   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut we must go even further if we expect to break throu
1005   2   7   1984                         Archives           income tax rate presently
                      ThornburghThornburghOur corporate net 107 #GBA?year=1984# is the third
1006   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt is double the rate in some of the Sun-Belt states, and i
1007   2   7   1984                         believe            100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archivesthat we should send a clear and unmistakable s
1008   2   7   1984                         therefore          107 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives recommend that we reduce the rate of our c
1009   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn doing so, we will free nearly $180 million over the nex
1010   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghNationally, the U.S. Commerce Department anticipates t
1011   2   7   1984                         Archives            capture its fair share of
                      ThornburghThornburghPennsylvania must100 #GBA?year=1984# that activity,
1012   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghIf part of the equation for a more vibrant economy is bu
1014   2   7   1984                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghTo enhance the ability of Pennsylvania's own consumers
1015   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis alone should produce nearly $100 million a year in
1016   2   7   1984                         Archives           maintain so-called "temporary" tax in
                      ThornburghThornburghThe temptation to 107 #GBA?year=1984#
1017   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut we should resist that temptation now, and demonst
1018   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghNor are we about to forsake "fiscal responsibility" and "s
1019   2   7   1984                         Archives           105 important to the operation of go
                      ThornburghThornburghThose principles are as #GBA?year=1984#
1021   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghRemembering William Penn's admonition that "we shou
1022   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 target our resources
                      ThornburghThornburghIt recommends that we#GBA?year=1984# as carefully
1023   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur first and foremost priority must be to continue on a
1031   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghCentral to those problems is a shortage of venture capit
1087   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 turning that tide into
                      ThornburghThornburghThe broader process of#GBA?year=1984# one of qua
1159   2   7   1984                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut I had misgivings then, and I harbor them now, about
1164   2   7   1984                         Archives           105 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis is less than one-fourth the amount I initially recomm
1201   2   7   1984                         Archives            sow new seeds of commercial and bu
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have means to100 #GBA?year=1984#
1202   2   7   1984                         suggest            100
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archiveswe use them. #GBA?year=1984#
1203   2   7   1984                         Archives            help thousands of Pennsylvanians re
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have means to103 #GBA?year=1984#
1204   2   7   1984                         suggest            103
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archiveswe use them. #GBA?year=1984#
1221   2   5   1985                        Archives              Speaker and Members
                      ThornburghThornburghMr. President, Mr.100 #GBA?year=1985# of the Genera
1222   2   5   1985                        Archives              more Pennsylvanians on
                      ThornburghThornburghThere are 356,000100 #GBA?year=1985# the job toda
1223   2   5   1985                        Archives             103 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur unemployment rate has dropped from the 13.8 per
1230   2   5   1985                        Archives             108 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghNew ownership has reopened a steel mill in Johnstown.
1236   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania has gained a new emp
1239   2   5   1985                        Archives              inflation is down.
                      ThornburghThornburghIncome is up while100 #GBA?year=1985#
1240   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghRevenue is up while taxes are down.
1242   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghIf Pennsylvania was ready for recovery a year ago, and it
1243   2   5   1985                        Archives              both grateful and proud.
                      ThornburghThornburghFor this we can be 100 #GBA?year=1985#
1244   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe can be grateful for our confidence in the future-a co
1245   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd we can be proud-proud that we were strong enoug
1247   2   5   1985                        Archives             103 Pennsylvania is working again, n
                      ThornburghThornburghIt recognizes that while#GBA?year=1985#
1248   2   5   1985                        Archives              our plants have reopened, others rem
                      ThornburghThornburghthat while some of108 #GBA?year=1985#
1250   2   5   1985                        Archives             105 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghthat today's state surplus could become tomorrow's sta
1251   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghand that a Pennsylvania that works is a Pennsylvania pre
1252   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut, above all, it recognizes that public thrift and private
1253   2   5   1985                        Archives              of continued public thrift
                      ThornburghThornburghIt is in the interest 101 #GBA?year=1985# that I recom
1254   2   5   1985                        Archives              of continued thrift and
                      ThornburghThornburghIt is in the interest 107 #GBA?year=1985# preparedness
1255   2   5   1985                        Archives             107 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis fund would be used only with the consent of the Ge
1256   2   5   1985                        Archives             107 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd finally, it is in the interest of public thrift and private
1257   2   5   1985                        Archives              Growth Dividend" can
                      ThornburghThornburghThis "Pennsylvania107 #GBA?year=1985# be sued for fo
1258   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghRestraint and reinvestment already have served us well
1259   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur strategy has been to build an economy fueled not o
1260   2   5   1985                        Archives             108 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt has been painfully demonstrated that excessive relian
1261   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe strategy of diversification is changing that, and it is o
1272   2   5   1985                        Archives             108 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd to encourage the revitalization of what might be ca
1273   2   5   1985                        Archives             has #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghAt least one study 108 concluded that every job in our st
1274   2   5   1985                        Archives             108 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis incentive, by offering $1 in tax credits for each $5 a
1275   2   5   1985                        Archives             105 revenue would amount to $25 m
                      ThornburghThornburghThe direct cost in state #GBA?year=1985#
1311   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut Pennsylvania is working for them as well.
1359   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have not had to discuss a bankrupt unemployment c
1362   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghFrom the boardroom to the classroom, from the factory
1363   2   5   1985                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghPennsylvania is, indeed, working again, and our task is to
1371   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt has been more than seven years now since together w
1372   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe Pennsylvania of the past had been weakened by pol
1376   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghIndeed, the mission of making Pennsylvania proud again
1377   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut, with your help, and that of many dedicated citizens
1378   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghPennsylvania is once again poised for greatness.
1379   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe are, and of right ought to be proud, very proud of th
1381   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur pride is back because we rediscovered fiscal restrain
1382   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur pride is back because we emerged from soaring infl
1383   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 that will depend on
                      ThornburghThornburghIt is a future, however, #GBA?year=1986# what we con
1384   2   4   1986                        Archives             105 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghSeven years ago, we began to move together to restore
1385   2   4   1986                        Archives             100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe adopted a determined policy of public thrift and priv
1386   2   4   1986                        Archives             105 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghTogether we enacted balanced budgets on time, we held
1387   2   4   1986                        Archives             107 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe cut our state indebtedness by $386 million, set up a
1388   2   4   1986                        Archives             107 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn each of the last two years, we have cut both personal
1389   2   4   1986                         Archives           107 to be proud.
                      ThornburghThornburghOf this we have a right #GBA?year=1986#
1390   2   4   1986                         Archives           105 we have made and
                      ThornburghThornburghTo secure the progress #GBA?year=1986# to ensure the
1391   2   4   1986                         am also            107 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives proposing that we again cut individual and bus
1392   2   4   1986                         recommend that 107reduce the personal income tax ra
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           we #GBA?year=1986#
1393   2   4   1986                         Archives            we #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd I propose that107 cut the corporate net income tax
1394   2   4   1986                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis will permit businesses to retain an additional $23 m
1395   2   4   1986                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghFor small businesses, I recommend exempting from capi
1396   2   4   1986                         Archives           107 tax reduction package to $1.1 bi
                      ThornburghThornburghThis will bring our total#GBA?year=1986#
1397   2   4   1986                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghSeven years ago, we confronted a faltering economy ove
1398   2   4   1986                         Archives            to #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghTogether we acted100diversify our economy and improv
1399   2   4   1986                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn addition to tax cuts, we phased out the prepayment o
1400   2   4   1986                         Archives           107 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd we did not stop with taxes.
1409   2   4   1986                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghMore Pennsylvanians were on the job last year than at a
1410   2   4   1986                         Archives            more Pennsylvanians working today t
                      ThornburghThornburghThere are 437,000103 #GBA?year=1986#
1411   2   4   1986                         Archives           108 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur rate of new business formation is more than twice t
1412   2   4   1986                         Archives           103 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhen the U.S. Department of Labor recently listed the 1
1415   2   4   1986                         Archives           100 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghTo secure the economic progress we have made and the
1418   2   4   1986                         recommend that 108appropriate $10 million over three
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           we #GBA?year=1986#
1419   2   4   1986                         recommend that 108increase our commitment to $2 m
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           we #GBA?year=1986#
1519   2   4   1986                         Archives           as steward for the people,
                      ThornburghThornburghIn my seven years 100 #GBA?year=1986# I have deri
1548   3   3   1987   Casey               And during these 105 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal busy days, we have carefully assessed
1549   3   3   1987   Casey               How we Journal 107 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislativeproceed is determined in no small measure by t
1550   3   3   1987   Casey               $132 million in personal income tax cuts;
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1987#
1551   3   3   1987   Casey               and $112 million 107 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal in business tax cuts.
1552   3   3   1987   Casey               Fact two: I am proposing $35 million be set
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1987# aside for the
1553   3   3   1987   Casey               These amounts will bring the Rainy Day Fund to $89 mill
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1987#
1556   3   3   1987   Casey               more than double the #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 100 amount of such credits for the cu
1557   3   3   1987   Casey               The General Fund 105 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal budget I present therefore today calls
1558   3   3   1987   Casey               That compares to 105 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal $9,699,000,000 in the current fiscal ye
1559   3   3   1987   Casey               The increase amounts #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 to 5.6 percent.
1560   3   3   1987   Casey               By contrast, the 105 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journalaverage increase in General Fund spend
1561   3   3   1987   Casey               When you factor 105 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal in a projected 4.4-percent inflation rat
1562   3   3   1987   Casey               But as you know, 105 this modest increase
                                PA House Legislative Journal even #GBA?year=1987# is not all ava
1629   3   3   1987   Casey               But, taking my own advice, I recommend
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1987#that these be p
1643   3   3   1987   Casey               It is to build a partnership - a partnership
                                PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1987#which brings a
1653   2   9   1988   Casey               Lieutenant Governor Singel, Speaker Irvis,
                                PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1988# President Pro
1654   2   9   1988   Casey               I come to report 100 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journalon stewardship in the year just past and
1655   2   9   1988   Casey               For the family of 100 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvania, 1987 was a year of grow
1658   2   9   1988   Casey               In 1987 our unemployment rate was lower
                                PA House Legislative Journal 103 #GBA?year=1988# than in any y
1660   2   9   1988   Casey               After climbing throughout 1987, the number
                                PA House Legislative Journal 103 #GBA?year=1988# of Pennsylv
1661   2   9   1988   Casey               That is 238,000 more #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 103jobs than just 1 year ago.
1664   2   9   1988   Casey               It cannot Journal 100 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative be, because those statistics are not just numbe
1665   2   9   1988   Casey               they are Journal 103 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislativepeople- people like Nick Germanos, who, after
1666   2   9   1988   Casey               Our Governor's Response Team worked with all the part
                                PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=1988#
1667   2   9   1988   Casey               People like Gale 103 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative JournalBennett, who lost her job when Frito-La
1673   2   9   1988   Casey               Today my message is #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105not so much about spending as it i
1674   2   9   1988   Casey               Because Journal 105 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislativewe cannot spend limitlessly, we must invest wis
1675   2   9   1988   Casey             When I say investment, I mean investment
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1988# in people - in
1679   2   9   1988   Casey             They are Journal 100 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative the foundation of all that matters to us: educat
1770   2   9   1988   Casey             That is $126 for each covered employee,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1988#the biggest bus
1772   2   9   1988   Casey             As part of the same plan, we will contribute
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1988# $25 million
1776   2   9   1988   Casey             I also want to commend the House for its
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1988# historic action
1817   2   9   1988   Casey             Our commitment 107 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to improving the lives of everyone in t
1818   2   9   1988   Casey             Let me speak for 100 moment about the
                              PA House Legislative Journal just a #GBA?year=1988# needs of the
1819   2   9   1988   Casey             I am committed prudent investment in
                              PA House Legislative Journalto100 #GBA?year=1988# our future, an
1820   2   9   1988   Casey             We have Journal 100 aware at all times
                              PA House Legislative got to remain#GBA?year=1988# that at the sam
1821   2   9   1988   Casey             The budget I am 105 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journalpresenting today grows a modest 4.1 p
1822   2   9   1988   Casey             I strongly urge the General Assembly to work with me o
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1988#
1823   2   9   1988   Casey             Budget-busting proposals, or those which
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1988# build in future
1834   2   9   1988   Casey             It protects our health #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100and safety as it promotes growth a
1835   2   9   1988   Casey             It is an investment that will pay dividends
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1988# to the entire f
1836   2   9   1988   Casey             So I ask for their 100 #GBA?year=1988#
                              PA House Legislative Journalsupport and for your support in making
1837   2   7   1989   Casey             Lieutenant Governor Singel, Speaker Manderino, Preside
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1989#
1851   2   7   1989   Casey             Obviously we must replace this revenue as
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1989# soon as poss
1879   2   7   1989   Casey             In fact, I'm pleased to #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105report that we anticipate a budge
1880   2   7   1989   Casey             Right now our revenue's coming in about
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1989# one percent h
1881   2   7   1989   Casey             The surplus isn't revenue windfall, or a stroke of luck;
                              PA House Legislative Journala 105 #GBA?year=1989#
1882   2   7   1989   Casey             it's the product of prudent fiscal administration.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1989#
1883   2   7   1989   Casey             And it's certainly 105 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal no excuse to go on a spending spree.
1884   2   7   1989   Casey             The economic future is just too uncertain,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1989# and the need
2039   2   7   1989   Casey             That 30 million wasn't #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 a one-shot deal.
2040   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll maintain that $30 million supplement,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1989# and add an
2072   2   7   1989   Casey             But we'll Journal to tighten their belts, and
                              PA House Legislative ask them100 #GBA?year=1989# practice fis
2086   2   7   1989   Casey             For the second year in #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 108 a row, we'll put $10 million into r
2108   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll back up our 105 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal economic development budget with $
2110   2   7   1989   Casey             It all adds up to good economic news for
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1989#Pennsylvania.
2111   2   7   1989   Casey             But our help is still urgently needed in areas
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1989# of the state
2112   2   7   1989   Casey             I propose a new 108 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal10 million Steel Valleys Economic Revita
2144   2   6   1990   Casey             Pennsylvania today is #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100in sound fiscal shape.
2145   2   6   1990   Casey             For the fourth year in row, this budget is
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105a#GBA?year=1990# balanced with
2147   2   6   1990   Casey             They're running deficits, raising taxes, slashing programs
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
2149   2   6   1990   Casey             Not us.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
2150   2   6   1990   Casey             Our budget's balanced because of good management.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
2151   2   6   1990   Casey             Spending within 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journalour means.
2152   2   6   1990   Casey             Conservative and 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal honest estimates of revenues.
2157   2   6   1990   Casey             We've had to deal with the recent slowing
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1990# of the nation
2160   2   6   1990   Casey             Because Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativeunlike some of our neighbors, we made conser
2161   2   6   1990   Casey             And most important, we carefully controlled
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990# our spendin
2162   2   6   1990   Casey             We've kept our priorities very clear.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
2163   2   6   1990   Casey             We've concentrated on the essentials by
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#investing our re
2171   2   6   1990   Casey             We've had to take into account the decline
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990# in revenues,
2172   2   6   1990   Casey             We've had to do 100 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the same thing any family or business d
2173   2   6   1990   Casey             We've tightened 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal our belts, invested wisely in the necess
2174   2   6   1990   Casey             The general fund 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal budget I'm proposing today totals $12
2175   2   6   1990   Casey             The budget's commitment to jobs and economic develo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
2177   2   6   1990   Casey             It's a realistic budget.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
2178   2   6   1990   Casey             An honest budget.105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal
2179   2   6   1990   Casey             A belt-tightening 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal budget.
2180   2   6   1990   Casey             We provide for declining revenues and we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990# make conserv
2181   2   6   1990   Casey             More conservative, in #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 fact, than President Bush - and de
2182   2   6   1990   Casey             The White House 100 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Office of Management and Budget ass
2183   2   6   1990   Casey             We built Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativeour budget around a modest 2.4 percent rate o
2185   2   6   1990   Casey             The respected Chase-Wharton Econometric
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1990# Forecasting
2186   2   6   1990   Casey             Our budget assumes flat growth right through the end o
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
2189   2   6   1990   Casey             Because Journal 107 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativehere's what we're not going to do in Pennsylvan
2191   2   6   1990   Casey             We're not going allow a deficit.
                              PA House Legislative Journalto105 #GBA?year=1990#
2192   2   6   1990   Casey             We're going to tighten our belts and live within our mea
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990#
2193   2   6   1990   Casey             We're not going propose anything we can't afford or
                              PA House Legislative Journalto105 #GBA?year=1990#
2194   2   6   1990   Casey             But we're also not going to let flat economic
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1990# growth pre
2195   2   6   1990   Casey             from vigorously investing for the fourth consecutive yea
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1990#
2196   2   6   1990   Casey             momentum that's given our people hope
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1990# for the future
2249   2   6   1990   Casey             That all adds up to a 9.6 percent increase
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990# over the curre
2359   2   6   1990   Casey             So many Journal 100 ahead for our young
                              PA House Legislativechallenges lie #GBA?year=1990# people, espe
2432   2   6   1990   Casey             Today, Pennsylvania's #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 economic landscape looks very di
2433   2   6   1990   Casey             I had another vivid reminder of that last week when I we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=1990#
2434   2   6   1990   Casey             Sites which we're 108 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal transforming into the job generators o
2447   2   6   1990   Casey             $400,000 for a powdered metals industry
                              PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=1990# development
2455   2   6   1990   Casey             And we must remember that our future is
                              PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=1990# as firmly root
2470   2   6   1990   Casey             But it's vital for you and the people of the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1990# state to unde
2471   2   6   1990   Casey             We're going to keep this budget in balance
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1990# and we're go
2472   2   6   1990   Casey             We've tightened 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal our belts.
2475   2   6   1990   Casey             I commend state 105 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Treasurer Knoll for voluntarily lapsing a
2478   2   6   1990   Casey             I've come to you 105 lean, prudent budget for the yea
                              PA House Legislative Journal with a#GBA?year=1990#
2479   2   6   1990   Casey             A proposal based 100 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal on the most conservative estimates of
2480   2   6   1990   Casey             I urge you to show the #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 same restraint and fiscal disciplin
2481   2   6   1990   Casey             Together, we can 100 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal and we must give our people a budget
2482   2   6   1991   Casey             Lieutenant Governor Singel, Speaker O'Donnell, Presiden
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#
2483   2   6   1991   Casey             The very Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative next day that war began, transfixing the world,
2484   2   6   1991   Casey             We meet today to chart Pennsylvania's fiscal future.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#
2487   2   6   1991   Casey             That the Journal is no reason to lower our
                              PA House Legislativerecession100 #GBA?year=1991# sights, but o
2488   2   6   1991   Casey             That we Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativemust get the most out of every dollar entrusted
2489   2   6   1991   Casey             That we Journal 100 economic downturn
                              PA House Legislativewill not let this#GBA?year=1991# turn us awa
2490   2   6   1991   Casey             And finally, I stated my determination to
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#overcome the
2491   2   6   1991   Casey             The budget I propose #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105here today is built on the bedrock
2492   2   6   1991   Casey             It responds to the 100 challenge we face,
                              PA House Legislative Journal fiscal#GBA?year=1991# but not at the
2493   2   6   1991   Casey             In fact, this budget recognizes that our economic future
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
2494   2   6   1991   Casey             To understand our challenge, we must first
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991# understand c
2495   2   6   1991   Casey             Falling like a giant 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal hammer blow in the final quarter of c
2496   2   6   1991   Casey             The hammer blow having fallen, the recession deepened
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#
2497   2   6   1991   Casey             And because of it, the #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 fiscal landscape is literally shifting
2498   2   6   1991   Casey             Some 40 Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative other States are now struggling with what Calif
2499   2   6   1991   Casey             No wonder.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#
2500   2   6   1991   Casey             California's deficit jumped from $7 billion
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991# to $10 billion i
2501   2   6   1991   Casey             In Connecticut its 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal deficit increased 10 percent in just 3 w
2502   2   6   1991   Casey             New York's deficit for #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100this year grew by $900 million in a
2503   2   6   1991   Casey             And remember, this even after a $2.3 billion
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991# increase in
2504   2   6   1991   Casey             In New Jersey the 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal projected deficit grew from $300 milli
2505   2   6   1991   Casey             Now, these States and #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 others still face multibillion-dolla
2506   2   6   1991   Casey             Clearly, Pennsylvania is in a much stronger
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991# position to re
2507   2   6   1991   Casey             We are in better 100 for a simple reason:
                              PA House Legislative Journal shape#GBA?year=1991# we have spe
2508   2   6   1991   Casey             Except for New Hampshire, since 1986 we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# have held inc
2509   2   6   1991   Casey             While our State budget has grown by only
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# 22 percent in
2512   2   6   1991   Casey             Now, what will be the #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 recession's estimated cost to Pen
2514   2   6   1991   Casey             What has been our response this year to
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#the recession?
2516   2   6   1991   Casey             A bare-bones budget, hiring freeze, management salar
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105a#GBA?year=1991#
2518   2   6   1991   Casey             In each of these 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalareas and others, we will cut our expen
2519   2   6   1991   Casey             We will continue 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to work diligently right up to June 30 to
2520   2   6   1991   Casey             What about this 105
                              PA House Legislative Journalyear? #GBA?year=1991#
2521   2   6   1991   Casey             What then will our response to the recession be in the b
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
2522   2   6   1991   Casey             The painful reality of sharply declining revenue and shar
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
2523   2   6   1991   Casey             We will cut over 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal$55 million from our own operating exp
2528   2   6   1991   Casey             We have Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative made the tough decisions to gain control over
2529   2   6   1991   Casey             But I cannot do this alone.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
2530   2   6   1991   Casey             These areas will 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalalso require your legislative action if we
2534   2   6   1991   Casey             Scaling back nonpreferred appropriations
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# will save anoth
2535   2   6   1991   Casey             And as you know, recently used the line-item veto to c
                              PA House Legislative Journal I105 #GBA?year=1991#
2536   2   6   1991   Casey             In short, have done my very best to get the
                              PA House LegislativeI Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# most out o
2537   2   6   1991   Casey             Now, these tough 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal decisions and actions to reduce spend
2538   2   6   1991   Casey             But even Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative this extraordinary effort has not been sufficien
2539   2   6   1991   Casey             Because Journal recession of 1982, this
                              PA House Legislativeunlike the100 #GBA?year=1991# one comes on
2541   2   6   1991   Casey             It is a tidal wave 105 we cannot survive
                              PA House Legislative Journalwhich #GBA?year=1991# by spending cu
2543   2   6   1991   Casey             More cuts, I am absolutely convinced, would
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# only jeopa
2544   2   6   1991   Casey             So to close this budget gap this year and next, our heavy
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
2545   2   6   1991   Casey             But to raise these 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal revenues, I do not propose to increase
2546   2   6   1991   Casey             Rather, I Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativepropose that these revenues be raised by a fisc
2553   2   6   1991   Casey             But what is important #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 is not just how much we are inves
2570   2   6   1991   Casey             I urge you in the 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalstrongest possible terms to enact these
2598   2   6   1991   Casey             In the face of recession, some other States
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991# have cut bac
2605   2   6   1991   Casey             Now, these are investments which we know
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# save us big
2608   2   6   1991   Casey             That is why we are supporting these early
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# interventions
2616   2   6   1991   Casey             So in spite of the 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal recession, in this budget we have held
2623   2   6   1991   Casey             Even in this year 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalof tight budget constraints, we will mov
2627   2   6   1991   Casey             Second, the recession #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 claimed its inevitable human toll,
2633   2   6   1991   Casey             These reforms will save the taxpayers $135
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# million in th
2649   2   6   1991   Casey             This requires that 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal we realize nearly $140 million in cost
2659   2   6   1991   Casey             Over the Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative past 4 years, we have shifted $227 million in pr
2703   2   6   1991   Casey             Now, armed with 108 funds, we will continue to expan
                              PA House Legislative Journal these#GBA?year=1991#
2705   2   6   1991   Casey             We will add more 108 $23 million to all of
                              PA House Legislative Journal than #GBA?year=1991# our key job c
2726   2   6   1991   Casey             We are squeezing 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the most value out of every dollar tha
2727   2   6   1991   Casey             And as this budget shows, we are not asking
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# our people
2728   2   6   1991   Casey             Instead, we are paying for the public investments that w
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
2729   2   6   1991   Casey             Because Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeof our strong fiscal policies, Pennsylvania has ha
2730   2   6   1991   Casey             And believe me, we #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalif 107could do it again this year, we wou
2731   2   6   1991   Casey             Yet it is clear that 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal new revenue will be necessary if we a
2732   2   6   1991   Casey             I do not propose 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to raise the necessary revenue by incre
2733   2   6   1991   Casey             These fall most heavily on working families
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991# who are alre
2734   2   6   1991   Casey             Rather, I Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeam recommending a plan that is both fair and e
2736   2   6   1991   Casey             There is a sound 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalreason for this.
2746   2   6   1991   Casey             Over the Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative past decade, corporations have been paying le
2747   2   6   1991   Casey             The modern Pennsylvania history suggests
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991# that there ha
2748   2   6   1991   Casey             While the share paid by corporations was
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991# up to 34 perce
2749   2   6   1991   Casey             In the 1980's, that corporate share of our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991# tax burden dro
2753   2   6   1991   Casey             So it makes good 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal economic sense to bring the corporate
2754   2   6   1991   Casey             I propose, therefore, to do this by increasing
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991# the rates, e
2755   2   6   1991   Casey             We are also going to reform the administration and enfo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991#
2756   2   6   1991   Casey             Finally, I Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativepropose that we close the sales tax loophole fo
2761   2   6   1991   Casey             We have Journal 107 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative got to make our tax system more fair and equi
2762   2   6   1991   Casey             Then we Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeshould be able to ensure a balanced budget- I s
2766   2   6   1991   Casey             Second, we can only balance future budgets
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991# without new
2771   2   6   1991   Casey             It is a tough budget, tough choices, and I have made the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1991#
2773   2   6   1991   Casey             For even Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative as we share our people's concern about the fut
2777   2   6   1991   Casey             to join together in continuing Pennsylvania's
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991# record of fi
2778   2   6   1991   Casey             to join together in giving Pennsylvania the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1991# resources to m
2779   2   6   1991   Casey             At this moment, 100 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalour Nation is at war, our economy is in
2793   2   5   1992   Casey             This year Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative it presents the basic question: how we as a peo
2794   2   5   1992   Casey             And this, Journal 107 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative of course, makes even more difficult the task o
2795   2   5   1992   Casey             And in 1992 it is 107 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journaleven more than that.
2796   2   5   1992   Casey             In this year of difficulty all across the country, in 1992 a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992#
2797   2   5   1992   Casey             So more Journal before, we have got to
                              PA House Legislativethan ever100 #GBA?year=1992# think not only
2801   2   5   1992   Casey             Now, this budget 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal does just that, I believe with sensitive
2802   2   5   1992   Casey             There are desirable alternatives.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992#
2803   2   5   1992   Casey             You are forced to 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal select between alternatives which are
2804   2   5   1992   Casey             a very difficult situation.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992#
2805   2   5   1992   Casey             And it is Journal 105 know, because most
                              PA House Legislativecaused, as you#GBA?year=1992# of our Gene
2806   2   5   1992   Casey             Eighty-two cents 105 every dollar goes
                              PA House Legislative Journal out of#GBA?year=1992#to those purpo
2810   2   5   1992   Casey             When you step back from the detail of this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992# budget and t
2819   2   5   1992   Casey             I am asking you today #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 to try to travel with me the path I
2820   2   5   1992   Casey             Last August, the 100 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journalforecasters, the economic forecasters, s
2821   2   5   1992   Casey             When we left here in August, we were told
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992# the worst wa
2822   2   5   1992   Casey             But by December, those same forecasters
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992# had changed
2823   2   5   1992   Casey             They were admitting that they were wrong.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992#
2824   2   5   1992   Casey             They then talked 100 a double-dip recession for Penns
                              PA House Legislative Journal about#GBA?year=1992#
2825   2   5   1992   Casey             And now Journal 100 scenario they can
                              PA House Legislative the very best #GBA?year=1992#come up with s
2826   2   5   1992   Casey             Now, these sharply changed economic forecasts predict
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992#
2827   2   5   1992   Casey             That is why I have been forced to reserve
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992# $403 million th
2828   2   5   1992   Casey             No one wanted to do #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100that, but it was forced upon us by
2829   2   5   1992   Casey             January revenue 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal receipts that we all saw were encourag
2830   2   5   1992   Casey             I am talking about March, April, and May,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992# basically, whe
2831   2   5   1992   Casey             If these forecasts 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal are accurate, and assuming no tax incr
2832   2   5   1992   Casey             So when began 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House LegislativeIJournal this process, that was the budget gap I
2833   2   5   1992   Casey             It is important to 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal understand that, because it puts this e
2834   2   5   1992   Casey             And beyond that, 105 you extend the economic foreca
                              PA House Legislative Journal when#GBA?year=1992#
2835   2   5   1992   Casey             So this, in outline, was #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 the challenge that confronted me
2836   2   5   1992   Casey             Today I want our 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal people to understand clearly the princ
2837   2   5   1992   Casey             First and Journal 107 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative foremost: There will be no increase in taxes.
2838   2   5   1992   Casey             And we are going 107 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to honor the promise that we made th
2841   2   5   1992   Casey             Third: We must downsize this year, in this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992# budget, to avo
2845   2   5   1992   Casey             Seventh: Journal 105 downsizing demanded by this re
                              PA House Legislative Even with the#GBA?year=1992#
2846   2   5   1992   Casey             This is a strong budget, make no mistake
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992#about it, becau
2847   2   5   1992   Casey             So we are not starting #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 from ground zero.
2848   2   5   1992   Casey             We are starting with a #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 situation where many of these pr
2850   2   5   1992   Casey             If you run through these programs, you will
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992# see that mo
2851   2   5   1992   Casey             those that do require modest increase in
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105a#GBA?year=1992# spending, an
2872   2   5   1992   Casey             Now, other important #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 elements of the downsizing are th
2903   2   5   1992   Casey             We can still act now before it is too late, before we are o
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992#
2918   2   5   1992   Casey             But the recession 100 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal got in the way.
2919   2   5   1992   Casey             The revenue is just not there.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992#
2927   2   5   1992   Casey             If we are Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative going to succeed in bringing these costs down
2942   2   5   1992   Casey             Yes, times are tough;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992#
2943   2   5   1992   Casey             the toughest we 100 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journalhave had to experience since the Great
2944   2   5   1992   Casey             But even Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative in the midst of this cruel and unrelenting reces
2945   2   5   1992   Casey             Thanks to our own fiscal prudence and the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992# generosity of
2958   2   5   1992   Casey             the new Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislativeneeds-based budget that you approved this pas
2970   2   5   1992   Casey             We can do all this 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal and still live within our means.
2971   2   5   1992   Casey             These are affordable programs within the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1992# framework of
2980   2   5   1992   Casey             It was exactly 60 100 ago, in the deepest,
                              PA House Legislative Journal years #GBA?year=1992# darkest days
2985   2   5   1992   Casey             I am talking about Pennsylvania's lifeline out
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1992# of recessio
2986   2   5   1992   Casey             This budget then 105 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal was built on choices- stark choices, ver
2987   2   5   1992   Casey             I have made the 100 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journalchoices that I believe are necessary to p
3000   2   9   1993   Casey             It is a good budget for #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 Pennsylvania.
3001   2   9   1993   Casey             Good for Journal 107 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative the taxpayers, because it does not increase the
3009   2   9   1993   Casey             We had to overcome powerful forces: modest economic
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1993#
3013   2   9   1993   Casey             Now, all Journal 105 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislativeof this added up to a $1.5 billion increase in cos
3023   2   9   1993   Casey             Included Journal 105 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative in this package, as a matter of urgent necessity
3026   2   9   1993   Casey             Frankly, trying to 105 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal handle these skyrocketing health care
3036   2   9   1993   Casey             And by concentrating #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100our investment in people and prod
3040   2   9   1993   Casey             Because Journal come right down to it,
                              PA House Legislativewhen you107 #GBA?year=1993# it is basic com
3041   2   9   1993   Casey             But despite all this fiscal discipline, I have
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1993# got to add a no
3042   2   9   1993   Casey             As I said Journal 100 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislativein my state of the Commonwealth speech, we a
3043   2   9   1993   Casey             There are still stark choices to be made.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1993#
3044   2   9   1993   Casey             We are going to 100 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalcontinue our policy of fiscal restraint.
3045   2   9   1993   Casey             The economic indicators are quite ambiguous.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1993#
3046   2   9   1993   Casey             Most forecasters 100 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal now predict an upswing in the econom
3047   2   9   1993   Casey             In fact, the Christmas #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100revenues in Pennsylvania were sub
3049   2   9   1993   Casey             It is simply too soon to tell where the economy is heade
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1993#
3050   2   9   1993   Casey             That is why we are using a conservative estimate of eco
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1993#
3051   2   9   1993   Casey             So we will not need an economic miracle
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1993#to balance this
3063   2   9   1993   Casey             and create new jobs by preparing and clearing sites for i
                              PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=1993#
3184   2   9   1993   Casey             When I ran for this office, I pledged to our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1993# people that th
3185   2   9   1993   Casey             Every year, even 105 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal through the recession, you helped me
3186   2   9   1993   Casey             By next year, all 105 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthese programs will have been transferr
3189   2   9   1993   Casey             For all of Journal significant fiscal achievement, especia
                              PA House Legislative us, it is a 105 #GBA?year=1993#
3198   2   9   1993   Casey             I leave you today 107 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal with a serious responsibility: to settle o
3215   2   8   1994   Casey             I have struggled 100 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthroughout this recession and you have
3221   2   8   1994   Casey             We are in the position #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 to provide the significant benefits
3222   2   8   1994   Casey             You will recall the 100 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal winter of 1991 when Pennsylvania, lik
3223   2   8   1994   Casey             We were forced increase taxes.
                              PA House Legislative Journalto107 #GBA?year=1994#
3226   2   8   1994   Casey             And while we had 107 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to increase taxes, we built in an autom
3227   2   8   1994   Casey             Once again, in the following year, I was forced to cut ano
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1994#
3228   2   8   1994   Casey             The important thing to note is that we produced two su
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1994#
3229   2   8   1994   Casey             Now, once again, 105 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal this year, this same pattern will contin
3230   2   8   1994   Casey             We expect to produce #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 a surplus in the range of $267 mil
3231   2   8   1994   Casey             In short, Journal 105 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativethese surpluses were produced by controlling s
3233   2   8   1994   Casey             And in the latest 100 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal vote of confidence from Wall Street wh
3235   2   8   1994   Casey             Listen to Journal 100 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative what they had to say, and I quote, "Because of
3369   2   8   1994   Casey             These changes will save $88 million in the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1994# upcoming bud
3374   2   8   1994   Casey             One of the major 105 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal causes of this condition was that the fu
3375   2   8   1994   Casey             It took us 7 years, 100 said in 1986, when
                              PA House Legislative Journal and I#GBA?year=1994# I was running
3376   2   8   1994   Casey             It took us 7 years, 105 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal but we have corrected that situation s
3388   2   8   1994   Casey             I want to Journal about cutting taxes.
                              PA House Legislative talk now 107 #GBA?year=1994#
3389   2   8   1994   Casey             In order Journal 107 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativeto create jobs and give a helping hand to workin
3390   2   8   1994   Casey             Under my proposal, the corporate net income tax rate o
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1994#
3391   2   8   1994   Casey             I propose to pay 107 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journalfor the first 2 years of the tax cut in the
3392   2   8   1994   Casey             namely, by refinancing existing debt at a lower interest r
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1994#
3397   2   8   1994   Casey             This would produce, this one change alone
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1994# would produ
3398   2   8   1994   Casey             My plan Journal 107 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativewould dedicate a total of $244 million in the se
3399   2   8   1994   Casey             And notice this is 107 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal year 2;
3400   2   8   1994   Casey             I am not Journal 107 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativearound anymore, but we are proposing a plan t
3403   2   8   1994   Casey             and finally, the closing #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 of the utility gross receipts tax in
3404   2   8   1994   Casey             This plan Journal source of funding for the
                              PA House Legislative insures a105 #GBA?year=1994# first 2 years
3405   2   8   1994   Casey             There is no free lunch, #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 okay?
3406   2   8   1994   Casey             You have got to pay for these things.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1994#
3407   2   8   1994   Casey             This plan Journal source of funding for the
                              PA House Legislative insures a107 #GBA?year=1994# first 2 years
3408   2   8   1994   Casey             What about the 107 for working families?
                              PA House Legislative Journaltax cut#GBA?year=1994#
3409   2   8   1994   Casey             We would accomplish #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 it by doubling the exemption for d
3410   2   8   1994   Casey             This would mean family of five, earning
                              PA House Legislative Journal a107 #GBA?year=1994#$18,300 annua
3413   2   8   1994   Casey             Like the scholarship program, this plan puts
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1994# money direc
3414   2   8   1994   Casey             I think they can figure #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 out how to spend it a lot better th
3429   2   8   1994   Casey             This budget can be summed up in two words, "increased
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1994#
3430   2   8   1994   Casey             Increased opportunity #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 for the small businessperson- a b
3455   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget is meant to trigger a long-overdue public de
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3461   3   7   1995   Ridge             Budget discipline 105 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal creates opportunity.
3462   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget is about both-discipline and opportunity.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3463   3   7   1995   Ridge             Discipline.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3464   3   7   1995   Ridge             Spending grows by only 2.3 percent.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3465   3   7   1995   Ridge             The result is opportunity-opportunity to cut
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995# job-crushing
3467   3   7   1995   Ridge             Discipline.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3468   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget starts 105 the first rule of family budgeting
                              PA House Legislative Journal with #GBA?year=1995#
3469   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget is based upon the most conservative revenu
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3470   3   7   1995   Ridge             I have proposed increase - by 50 percent
                              PA House Legislative Journalto105 #GBA?year=1995# - the rate at
3471   3   7   1995   Ridge             Just as a Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislativefamily tucks away money for car repairs or hom
3473   3   7   1995   Ridge             Discipline.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3474   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget rejects the traditional notion
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#that spending
3478   3   7   1995   Ridge             Discipline.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995#
3479   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget eliminates 19 programs, saving
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995# taxpayers $4
3490   3   7   1995   Ridge             And I am Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative asking the State's other elected executives - At
3493   3   7   1995   Ridge             Fiscal discipline is 100 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal critical to provide greater opportunity
3495   3   7   1995   Ridge             Pennsylvania cannot spend its way to prosperity.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3496   3   7   1995   Ridge             We cannot afford 105 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal it, and more importantly, it simply wil
3497   3   7   1995   Ridge             To compete, and 107 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to win, Pennsylvania needs a tax and r
3498   3   7   1995   Ridge             Under this proposal, we take Pennsylvania's
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995# corporate n
3499   3   7   1995   Ridge             We cannot afford 107 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to wait.
3501   3   7   1995   Ridge             But there is more 107 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to being competitive than lowering th
3503   3   7   1995   Ridge             Most States reflect that in their tax codes,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995# but not Penns
3504   3   7   1995   Ridge             Right now we have the most restrictive loss
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995# carry-forwa
3509   3   7   1995   Ridge             And toward that 105 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal end, this budget recommends somethi
3510   3   7   1995   Ridge             It is a factor in calculating the corporate net
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995# income tax
3511   3   7   1995   Ridge             The concept is simple #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107and relevant.
3512   3   7   1995   Ridge             Let us reward the 107 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal companies that put and keep their job
3513   3   7   1995   Ridge             Virtually Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislativeall our competitor states have it.
3514   3   7   1995   Ridge             Now Pennsylvania will #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 have it as well.
3625   3   7   1995   Ridge             cut taxes;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1995#
3627   3   7   1995   Ridge             Two basic principles guided my budget deliberations.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#
3629   3   7   1995   Ridge             First, first, this budget #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 is about people, not percentages
3630   3   7   1995   Ridge             And second, every dollar, every dime we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1995#spend, really b
3668   2   6   1996   Ridge             We must Journal our #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative continue100 work to provide better schools, s
3679   2   6   1996   Ridge             It assumes State 105 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journalrevenue growth will be slow.
3680   2   6   1996   Ridge             This budget is for 105 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal our future, and we will not respond lik
3681   2   6   1996   Ridge             Too often, State 107 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journalgovernment met such challenges with i
3682   2   6   1996   Ridge             Too often, State 107 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journalgovernment dug into the pockets of tax
3683   2   6   1996   Ridge             This budget does 105 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the exact opposite.
3684   2   6   1996   Ridge             For the first time 105 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal in 25 years, State government will spen
3685   2   6   1996   Ridge             We cut General Fund #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105spending by $30 million.
3686   2   6   1996   Ridge             We redirect another $787 million to better
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1996# reflect the p
3687   2   6   1996   Ridge             And we cut taxes- 60 million dollars' worth.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1996#
3690   2   6   1996   Ridge             Last year, we cut 107 by $286 million.
                              PA House Legislative Journal taxes #GBA?year=1996#
3698   2   6   1996   Ridge             I also propose the elimination of the 1991
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1996# sales tax on c
3702   2   6   1996   Ridge             It taxed it.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1996#
3705   2   6   1996   Ridge             And finally, I propose $24 million reduction in the capi
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107a #GBA?year=1996#
3706   2   6   1996   Ridge             Tax cuts Journal 107 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislativeare an important part of our economic develop
3707   2   6   1996   Ridge             Today's intense competition requires more.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1996#
3719   2   6   1996   Ridge             This is one competition where Pennsylvania
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1996# cannot affo
3767   2   6   1996   Ridge             Otherwise, no tax 100 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal cut, no regulatory reform, and no new
3832   2   6   1996   Ridge             Our objective is not just to save taxpayers'
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1996# money.
3877   2   6   1996   Ridge             There is a sign hanging in my Budget Secretary's office.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1996#
3878   2   6   1996   Ridge             Some of Journal 105 seen it.
                              PA House Legislativeyou may have #GBA?year=1996#
3879   2   6   1996   Ridge             It says, "Nothing 105 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journalstimulates the imagination like a budge
3880   2   6   1996   Ridge             It is true.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1996#
3884   2   6   1996   Ridge             Last year, I led the way, cutting the Governor's Office bu
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1996#
3885   2   6   1996   Ridge             This year Journal 105 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative I cut my budget again.
3929   2   4   1997   Ridge             Along the way there were challenges, but
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1997# I am proud to
3934   2   4   1997   Ridge             That is $3 billion 100 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journalback into the pockets of Pennsylvanian
3935   2   4   1997   Ridge             That includes nearly $2 billion in tax cuts.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1997#
3952   2   4   1997   Ridge             And we have established a novel industrial
                              PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=1997# site reuse po
3960   2   4   1997   Ridge             We have Journal 105 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative changed the way we take care of the people's
3961   2   4   1997   Ridge             In the decade before we came here, the budget grew on
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1997#
3962   2   4   1997   Ridge             In our budgets, we have restrained growth
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1997# to an average
3963   2   4   1997   Ridge             One result, I think a very important result:
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1997# Our Rainy Da
3964   2   4   1997   Ridge             will reach a record quarter of a billion dollars.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1997#
3985   2   4   1997   Ridge             One of Pennsylvania's #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 greatest assets is our extremely lo
3986   2   4   1997   Ridge             At 5.8 percent, it 107 of the lowest in the
                              PA House Legislative Journal is one#GBA?year=1997# Nation.
3987   2   4   1997   Ridge             But for some working #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107families, even that low tax is a bur
3993   2   4   1997   Ridge             It is the largest single tax cut in this budget.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1997#
3994   2   4   1997   Ridge             It is a $25 million 107 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal reduction in the personal income tax t
3995   2   4   1997   Ridge             A family Journal 107 $18,000 will pay zero in State in
                              PA House Legislativeof four making#GBA?year=1997#
3996   2   4   1997   Ridge             They will Journal 107 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative save $500 a year, and money I am sure they ca
3997   2   4   1997   Ridge             And let us give it 107
                              PA House Legislative Journal back. #GBA?year=1997#
3998   2   4   1997   Ridge             So I ask colleagues on #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107both sides of the aisle - Republica
4008   2   4   1997   Ridge             This budget begins to #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105teach them and to encourage them
4136   2   4   1997   Ridge             At the turn of the 108 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative Journal century, Pennsylvania was an industria
4151   2   4   1997   Ridge             Third, because many high tech firms are small business,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1997#
4152   2   4   1997   Ridge             The tax man should not be so interested in
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1997# taking his sha
4153   2   4   1997   Ridge             Government should let them get on their
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1997# feet.
4210   2   3   1998   Ridge             We had the highest job-crushing taxes in
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#America.
4218   2   3   1998   Ridge             We have Journal job-crushing taxes.
                              PA House Legislative cut those107 #GBA?year=1998#
4223   2   3   1998   Ridge             Yes, we have much to #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 be proud of, but we cannot be co
4232   2   3   1998   Ridge             There has been a 105 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal lot said about the budget surplus, but
4233   2   3   1998   Ridge             In the 10 Journal 105 my administration,
                              PA House Legislative years prior to #GBA?year=1998# the average S
4234   2   3   1998   Ridge             Our three budgets have grown at half that
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1998# rate.
4235   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is a Journal 105 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislativefact, and that is why we have a surplus.
4236   2   3   1998   Ridge             If we had spent the old way, the surplus today would be
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1998#
4237   2   3   1998   Ridge             But we did not spend #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105the old way.
4238   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is how we have cut taxes.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
4239   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is why we have a #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 record balance in the Rainy Day F
4240   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is why our bond rating is up.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1998#
4241   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is why we have a #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 surplus.
4242   2   3   1998   Ridge             So I believe this year represents a moment
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1998# of truth for S
4243   2   3   1998   Ridge             Harrisburg's history is #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105only too clear.
4244   2   3   1998   Ridge             In good times, a 105 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journalspending spree;
4245   2   3   1998   Ridge             then when the economy inevitably turns
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#down, a tax inc
4246   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is one tradition we must change.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1998#
4247   2   3   1998   Ridge             We cannot abandon the fiscal responsibility
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=1998# that got us h
4248   2   3   1998   Ridge             This budget takes 105 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal advantage of our surplus - responsibly
4249   2   3   1998   Ridge             I propose we give 107 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvanians a tax cut of $128 millio
4251   2   3   1998   Ridge             Yes, we take advantage of the opportunities
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=1998# presented b
4253   2   3   1998   Ridge             Pennsylvania's taxpayers do not send us their credit card
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
4254   2   3   1998   Ridge             they send us their hard-earned dollars.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
4255   2   3   1998   Ridge             It is their Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative money, not ours.
4261   2   3   1998   Ridge             This budget puts 105 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal them first.
4262   2   3   1998   Ridge             We start Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative with a $54 million income tax cut for working f
4263   2   3   1998   Ridge             These families are doing the right thing.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
4264   2   3   1998   Ridge             They work hard.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
4265   2   3   1998   Ridge             They do all they 107 make ends meet.
                              PA House Legislative Journalcan to #GBA?year=1998#
4267   2   3   1998   Ridge             Under my proposal, a #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107working family of four that makes
4268   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is right- zero.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
4269   2   3   1998   Ridge             There are 42 States that have an income tax, and right n
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
4270   2   3   1998   Ridge             So let us Journal 107 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislativemake Pennsylvania the first.
4562   2   2   1999   Ridge             Eliminating income taxes for working families.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4564   2   2   1999   Ridge             Our Rainy Day Fund is #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 105 at record levels.
4575   2   2   1999   Ridge             We start Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative with the largest tax cut ever proposed by a Pen
4577   2   2   1999   Ridge             We have Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative actually changed the debate on taxes.
4578   2   2   1999   Ridge             In Pennsylvania before, it was, should we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999# cut them?
4579   2   2   1999   Ridge             Now it is, which ones #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107and how much?
4582   2   2   1999   Ridge             We have Journal 105 Rainy Day Fund more than ten fo
                              PA House Legislative increased our#GBA?year=1999#
4583   2   2   1999   Ridge             As a result, for the first time in modern Pennsylvania his
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4584   2   2   1999   Ridge             Tax increases are 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal not inevitable.
4586   2   2   1999   Ridge             Our objective must be #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 nothing less than never again to r
4587   2   2   1999   Ridge             It is time Journal constitutional amendment, one that r
                              PA House Legislative to pass a 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4588   2   2   1999   Ridge             It should Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative be harder to raise taxes.
4589   2   2   1999   Ridge             I guarantee you this.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4590   2   2   1999   Ridge             If you put this on 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the ballot, the people of Pennsylvania
4591   2   2   1999   Ridge             In our first 4 years, we #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 have saved Pennsylvanians more
4592   2   2   1999   Ridge             And this Journal will save even more.
                              PA House Legislativeyear, they107 #GBA?year=1999#
4593   2   2   1999   Ridge             We begin with an 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal $82-million tax cut that will benefit 2 m
4612   2   2   1999   Ridge             A family Journal 107 $26,000 or less will
                              PA House Legislativeof four making#GBA?year=1999# pay zero Sta
4613   2   2   1999   Ridge             Zero.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4614   2   2   1999   Ridge             That is $728 that 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal will stay in their pockets to spend on th
4616   2   2   1999   Ridge             You do not have 103 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journalto worry about paying one of the lowes
4618   2   2   1999   Ridge             We start Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative with the worst job-crushing tax Pennsylvania le
4619   2   2   1999   Ridge             The very Journal behind this tax is flawed:
                              PA House Legislative rationale 107 #GBA?year=1999# if your com
4620   2   2   1999   Ridge             Did you make a profit?
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4621   2   2   1999   Ridge             Does not Journal
                              PA House Legislative matter; 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4622   2   2   1999   Ridge             you pay, Journal 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislativea lot.
4623   2   2   1999   Ridge             Last year Journal a little.
                              PA House Legislative we cut it 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4624   2   2   1999   Ridge             This year Journal a lot.
                              PA House Legislative we cut it 107 #GBA?year=1999#
4627   2   2   1999   Ridge             We also cut $100 107 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal million from the capital stock tax acro
4628   2   2   1999   Ridge             We also need to 108 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journaldo more for our workers in manufactur
4629   2   2   1999   Ridge             We make stuff in 108 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Pennsylvania, and we make it well.
4630   2   2   1999   Ridge             Manufacturing is 108 critical sector in our
                              PA House Legislative Journal still a #GBA?year=1999# economy.
4635   2   2   1999   Ridge             I propose a change in #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107the corporate income tax, to rewa
4636   2   2   1999   Ridge             Pennsylvania manufacturers helped ignite
                              PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=1999# the industrial
4791   2   8   2000   Ridge             The economy is strong;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2000#
4798   2   8   2000   Ridge             We have Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative saved Pennsylvania families and businesses $3
4799   2   8   2000   Ridge             Our unemployment rate has been under 5
                              PA House Legislative Journal 103 #GBA?year=2000# percent for 2
4803   2   8   2000   Ridge             Under our careful 105 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal and conservative stewardship, we hav
4804   2   8   2000   Ridge             We have Journal 105 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative lived within our means, and we have imposed
4805   2   8   2000   Ridge             On June Journal 105 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative30, our Rainy Day Fund - the State's emergency
4806   2   8   2000   Ridge             It was $66 million 100 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal when we came to town, but 5 years a
4807   2   8   2000   Ridge             We have Journal 100 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative rejected the old Harrisburg mentality - perman
4808   2   8   2000   Ridge             This translates into confidence in Pennsylvania.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2000#
4809   2   8   2000   Ridge             For the first time 100 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal in 30 years, we have received a "doubl
4810   2   8   2000   Ridge             And just Journal 100 one of those agencies upgraded
                              PA House Legislativethis past June,#GBA?year=2000#
4811   2   8   2000   Ridge             But we cannot stand still.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2000#
4812   2   8   2000   Ridge             With our Journal 100 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative healthy economy, it is time to give back to the
4813   2   8   2000   Ridge             The State will see 105 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal a budget surplus this year, and as the
4814   2   8   2000   Ridge             So I propose the 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journallargest tax cut in Pennsylvania history -
4819   2   8   2000   Ridge             This year, let us make #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107Harrisburg send you a check.
4820   2   8   2000   Ridge             We also bolster our commitment to working
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000# families.
4821   2   8   2000   Ridge             For the fourth year in row, I propose cutting the incom
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107a#GBA?year=2000#
4822   2   8   2000   Ridge             These are the families #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 who need it most.
4823   2   8   2000   Ridge             A family Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativeof four earning $28,000 would pay zero State in
4824   2   8   2000   Ridge             A family Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativeof five would pay zero income tax up to $35,50
4825   2   8   2000   Ridge             And a family of six would pay zero income
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000# tax up to $43
4826   2   8   2000   Ridge             Altogether, altogether, another 56,000 working families
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#
4827   2   8   2000   Ridge             So let us Journal 107
                              PA House Legislativeget it done. #GBA?year=2000#
4828   2   8   2000   Ridge             Remember this: 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative JournalOur families cannot enjoy the fruits of t
4829   2   8   2000   Ridge             Thanks to your help, we have cut Pennsylvania's job-cru
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#
4831   2   8   2000   Ridge             But surely, surely, we #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107cannot be satisfied, not when taxe
4832   2   8   2000   Ridge             Consider Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative the people behind that number.
4833   2   8   2000   Ridge             What do Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative high taxes mean to Pennsylvania?
4837   2   8   2000   Ridge             Our population growth has not kept up.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2000#
4838   2   8   2000   Ridge             We cannot just talk about it;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2000#
4839   2   8   2000   Ridge             we have Journal 100 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativeto do something about it.
4841   2   8   2000   Ridge             So we will begin 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journalby cutting the onerous capital stock and
4842   2   8   2000   Ridge             This tax is a two-headed monster, attacking
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000# both a comp
4843   2   8   2000   Ridge             Even if you do not make a profit, you have
                              PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000# to pay this ta
4844   2   8   2000   Ridge             We have Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative beaten back that monster by cutting it twice in
4845   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Twenty-eight States we compete against
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2000#do not even ha
4846   2   8   2000   Ridge                 So here is what I 107 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal propose: First, we cut the tax immediat
4847   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Second, we eliminate #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107the so-called minimum tax, which
4948   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Truly, we have evolved as a State - from a
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=2000# lumbering ind
4951   2   8   2000   Ridge                 After all, Journal bottom dropped out of
                                  PA House Legislativewhen the108 #GBA?year=2000# the domestic
4952   2   8   2000   Ridge                 And as someone 108 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal born in the Steel City, I can tell you, the
5006   2   8   2000   Ridge                 But the money will not matter if we do not
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2000# spend it on t
5269   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We are freeing working families from State
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001# income tax.
5276   2   6   2001   Ridge                 One dimension is 100 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal economic.
5277   2   6   2001   Ridge                 A great State does not #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 100 just become competitive it stays
5278   2   6   2001   Ridge                 A State's Journal 100 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative prosperity should not rise and fall with the stoc
5280   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Time was, when 100 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalthe nation's economy caught a cold, Pe
5283   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The fundamentals of our economy are stronger than the
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2001#
5284   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Taxes are much lower, there are fewer regulations, our
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2001#
5287   2   6   2001   Ridge                 And our Journal Fund will hit a record:
                                  PA House LegislativeRainy Day105 #GBA?year=2001#$1.3 billion - 20
5288   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Our preparedness is timely.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2001#
5289   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The economy is slowing, and pessimists talk
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 101 #GBA?year=2001# of recession
5290   2   6   2001   Ridge                 But there will be 101 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal no white- knuckle ride.
5291   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Pennsylvania can 101 it through the next
                                  PA House Legislative Journal make#GBA?year=2001# recession wit
5292   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The surest way to 100 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal make our economy great is to return
5293   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Last year Journal 107 enjoyed the largest
                                  PA House Legislative Pennsylvania #GBA?year=2001# tax cuts in St
5294   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Add it all Journal 107 1995 we have cut
                                  PA House Legislative up, and since #GBA?year=2001#taxes by $5.4 b
5295   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We have Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative come a long way from the old days and the old
5296   2   6   2001   Ridge                 With a slowdown 100 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal looming, it is no time to revert to old b
5297   2   6   2001   Ridge                 This budget includes our seventh tax cut in
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001# 7 years nearl
5298   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Some have characterized it as modest.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
5299   2   6   2001   Ridge                 A quarter billion 107 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journaltax cut?
5300   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Modest?
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
5301   2   6   2001   Ridge                 I love it.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
5302   2   6   2001   Ridge                 That is clear proof that we have changed
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#the way Harris
5303   2   6   2001   Ridge                 First, we Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislativewill cut taxes on working families for the fifth s
5304   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It is called tax forgiveness, and please forgive me if I boa
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
5305   2   6   2001   Ridge                 When I came into 107 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal office, a working family of four makin
5306   2   6   2001   Ridge                 If you accept my 107 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal plan, that family will be able to earn $3
5307   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It is $840 back in 107 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal their pockets, not ours.
5317   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We will also make more cuts in our business
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001# taxes, beca
5318   2   6   2001   Ridge                 When business taxes are high our competitiveness suffe
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
5319   2   6   2001   Ridge                 And that Journal 107 business.
                                  PA House Legislative is everybody's#GBA?year=2001#
5320   2   6   2001   Ridge                 To get competitive, we have lowered Pennsylvania's tax
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
5321   2   6   2001   Ridge                 To stay competitive, we must keep our commitment to
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2001#
5322   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It is another $172 107 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal million in relief next year alone anoth
5330   2   6   2001   Ridge                 And once again, 100 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative JournalI emphasize, to be great we must stay o
5335   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Of course, a great 100 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal State understands that its economy n
5344   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It is quite a turnaround for this industrial
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=2001#age giant and p
5415   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Government spending #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 will not be enough.
5759   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Today, I am announcing a new stimulus package to help
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2002#
5769   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Certainly Journal 100 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative the national economy was at a crossroads befo
5772   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We are in a recession.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2002#
5773   2   5   2002   Schweiker             But what a difference #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 100between the Pennsylvania of the l
5775   2   5   2002   Schweiker             In 1985 the Rainy 105 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal Day Fund was created.
5776   2   5   2002   Schweiker             It then required that 10 percent of any ending surplus be
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
5777   2   5   2002   Schweiker             When this administration came to town 10
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002# years later, i
5779   2   5   2002   Schweiker             In fact, the record will #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 show you we made substantial ex
5780   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Now, some of you may remember, we were
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002# criticized fo
5781   2   5   2002   Schweiker             They wanted us to spend more and more.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
5782   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We decided to save more and more.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
5783   2   5   2002   Schweiker             After all, Journal Day Fund was designed
                                  PA House Legislativethe Rainy107 #GBA?year=2002# to protect Pe
5784   2   5   2002   Schweiker             So our decision to put #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 away more money has grown the
5785   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Half of that amount was the direct result
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#of the extra sa
5786   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And I am Journal 1
                                  PA House Legislative not done. 05 #GBA?year=2002#
5787   2   5   2002   Schweiker             It also means you 105 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal can help me leave to my successor $5
5788   2   5   2002   Schweiker             If anybody is counting, and I am sure you
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#are, that is abo
5789   2   5   2002   Schweiker             So what Journal all mean for Pennsylvanians?
                                  PA House Legislativedoes that 105 #GBA?year=2002#
5790   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Unlike other States, we are in pretty good
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002# shape.
5791   2   5   2002   Schweiker             That is what it means.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
5792   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Now, we Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative have all experienced revenue shortfalls.
5793   2   5   2002   Schweiker             That is no secret.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
5794   2   5   2002   Schweiker             But all Pennsylvania has acted responsibly
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002# by calling a fr
5795   2   5   2002   Schweiker             And just Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislativelike Pennsylvania families- the ones that you re
5796   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We live within our means.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
5797   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We spend less, and we save for a rainy day.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
5798   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Well, this budget 105 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal does just that by reducing spending gr
5799   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Ten years ago Pennsylvania, the old Pennsylvania, enact
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5800   2   5   2002   Schweiker             That is billion with a "b."
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5801   2   5   2002   Schweiker             But over Journal years, with the help of
                                  PA House Legislativethis last 7107 #GBA?year=2002# those seated i
5802   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Given today's economy, we could have chosen to raise t
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5803   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Other States have done that.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5804   2   5   2002   Schweiker             But here, we are 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal building a winning economy, and tax in
5805   2   5   2002   Schweiker             So my budget does not raise taxes.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5806   2   5   2002   Schweiker             I thought that would do it.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5807   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Just take Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative a moment and think about that, and permit me
5808   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We have Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative had 10 recessions since 1945, and until now, P
5809   2   5   2002   Schweiker             The recession of 100 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal'53: your neighbors get the sales tax.
5810   2   5   2002   Schweiker             The recession of 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal'69: our citizens face the income tax.
5811   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Well, '91, I will not go #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 100into it.
5812   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time since World Wa
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5813   2   5   2002   Schweiker             More remarkable 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal still, this budget not only does not rais
5814   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We could have kept the working family tax
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002# cut at curren
5815   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Working Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislativefamilies are often the hardest hit by recession,
5816   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Under this plan, 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journala Pennsylvania family of four earning up
5817   2   5   2002   Schweiker             The expansion- and this says it all- the expansion will he
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5818   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Pennsylvania is already a national leader in
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002# tax forgivene
5819   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Let us keep it that way.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5820   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Now, there has been a lot said about the
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#capital stock an
5821   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Two years ago we started a 9-year phaseout
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002# of this job c
5822   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We could have chosen to temporarily suspend the phase
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2002#
5823   2   5   2002   Schweiker             But we all know 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalthat cutting taxes or should know that c
5824   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We all remember 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal the days when Pennsylvania greeted n
5825   2   5   2002   Schweiker             That was Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative the wrong message then, and it is the wrong m
5826   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Getting rid of this 107 vital to Pennsylvania's future, an
                                  PA House Legislative Journal tax is#GBA?year=2002#
5829   2   5   2002   Schweiker             So we will continue the phaseout of the capital stock an
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
5831   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Now, the economic climate will force us to
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=2002# cut the rate o
5832   2   5   2002   Schweiker             But we will keep going, because it is what
                                  PA House Legislative Journal it108 #GBA?year=2002# we do in the
5833   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Now, let Journal 107 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislativeme say just one more thing while we are discus
6041   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We had hard choices to make in this budget.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002#
6042   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We could have chosen the quick fix at the
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2002# expense of th
6058   3   4   2003   Rendell               The                  before you this morning
                                  PA Powerport budget I bring 105 #GBA?year=2003# is a painful b
6061   3   4   2003   Rendell               Now,                 105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport in the face of a budget crisis that is far worse than
6062   3   4   2003   Rendell               Decisions that are 107 #GBA?year=2003# future of Pe
                                  PA Powerport                   a far better choice for the
6063   3   4   2003   Rendell               The                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport budget discussion that begins today is the most imp
6064   3   4   2003   Rendell               We                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport inherited a projected budget deficit of $2.4 billion, o
6065   3   4   2003   Rendell               I am                 105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport not here to place blame for this crisis, because blam
6066   3   4   2003   Rendell               But                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport do not be fooled by those who minimize the problem
6067   3   4   2003   Rendell               The
                                  PA Powerport crisis is real. 100 #GBA?year=2003#
6068   3   4   2003   Rendell               The
                                  PA Powerport deficit is real. 105 #GBA?year=2003#
6069   3   4   2003   Rendell               And                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport if we do not act now, the consequences will be even
6070   3   4   2003   Rendell               Our                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport predecessors in the Governor's Office and the Gene
6071   3   4   2003   Rendell               They                 discretionary spending
                                  PA Powerport tried to keep 100 #GBA?year=2003# increases to a
6073   3   4   2003   Rendell               Yet                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport even with these efforts, the crisis got worse.
6074   3   4   2003   Rendell               Even                 105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport a "no-growth" budget must deal with certain progr
6078   3   4   2003   Rendell               As                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport previous governors and legislators have learned, it's n
6079   3   4   2003   Rendell               All                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport the while, the real problem persists.
6080   3   4   2003   Rendell               Thanks to a steady105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport                    decline in revenues, state governmen
6082   3   4   2003   Rendell               Just                 thousands of Pennsylvania families w
                                  PA Powerport ask any of the100 #GBA?year=2003#
6083   3   4   2003   Rendell               They                 100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport know that you can't spend more than you make.
6085   3   4   2003   Rendell               To                   100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport avoid this, these families make difficult cuts to reduc
6088   3   4   2003   Rendell               But                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport the numbers do not lie.
6089   3   4   2003   Rendell               Pennsylvania's revenues for the current fiscal year, FY02
                                  PA Powerport                   100 #GBA?year=2003#
6090   3   4   2003   Rendell               To                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport his credit, in December Governor Schweiker - upon a
6091   3   4   2003   Rendell               Yet                   months later, instead
                                  PA Powerport less than three100 #GBA?year=2003#of closing the g
6092   3   4   2003   Rendell               That                 105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport is why, on February 13, 2003, I announced another
6093   3   4   2003   Rendell               The                   worsening condition is
                                  PA Powerport reason for our100 #GBA?year=2003# clear: our eco
6094   3   4   2003   Rendell               Our                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport current structural deficit is the result of decisions m
6095   3   4   2003   Rendell               We                   105 not alone in dealing
                                  PA Powerport in Pennsylvania are#GBA?year=2003# with a budg
6096   3   4   2003   Rendell               Many other states105 #GBA?year=2003# announced re
                                  PA Powerport                   across the nation have
6097   3   4   2003   Rendell               It                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerportis a national problem: in total, state budget deficits na
6098   3   4   2003   Rendell               States are taking drastic action to balance their budgets,
                                  PA Powerport                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
6103   3   4   2003   Rendell               These are basic services, and the pain is real.
                                  PA Powerport                   100 #GBA?year=2003#
6111   3   4   2003   Rendell               There, the proposed budget eliminates 1,000 positions f
                                  PA Powerport                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
6113   3   4   2003   Rendell               These cuts impact 105 neediest, most vulnerable Americ
                                  PA Powerport                   the #GBA?year=2003#
6118   3   4   2003   Rendell               But                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport thanks to the careful spending decisions made by Go
6119   3   4   2003   Rendell            This                 100 numbers paint a grim picture.
                                PA Powerport year, however, the#GBA?year=2003#
6120   3   4   2003   Rendell            Any                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport objective review of Pennsylvania's fiscal situation le
6121   3   4   2003   Rendell            We                   100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport face a deficit of major proportions - projected to be
6122   3   4   2003   Rendell            And                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport that's before we even talk about property tax reform
6123   3   4   2003   Rendell            So                   100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport even without talking about the issues that matter to
6124   3   4   2003   Rendell            We                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport must act now to close the gap.
6125   3   4   2003   Rendell            My                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport constitutional obligation requires it.
6126   3   4   2003   Rendell            And                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport faced with the harsh reality of the deficit, I am toda
6127   3   4   2003   Rendell            In                   105 together this budget, I have met
                                PA Powerportthe course of putting#GBA?year=2003#
6128   3   4   2003   Rendell            I have asked for their ideas, and I have incorporated virt
                                PA Powerport                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
6129   3   4   2003   Rendell            For                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport example, our budget makes use of a number of non-
6132   3   4   2003   Rendell            On                   107 the equation, this
                                PA Powerport the revenue side of #GBA?year=2003#budget does n
6133   3   4   2003   Rendell            In                   107 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerportparticular, this budget does not propose increasing ta
6135   3   4   2003   Rendell            The                  107 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport budget does include $767.7 million in new revenues
6136   3   4   2003   Rendell            It                   107 though, that it remains my inten
                                PA Powerportis important to note, #GBA?year=2003#
6140   3   4   2003   Rendell            and                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport using the balance of the Rainy Day Fund, providing a
6142   3   4   2003   Rendell            On                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport the spending side, this budget does what it must to c
6143   3   4   2003   Rendell            These are difficult 105 #GBA?year=2003#break out of th
                                PA Powerport                  choices, but unless we
6163   3   4   2003   Rendell            This                 105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport is the grim reality of our budget crisis.
6164   3   4   2003   Rendell            The                  that I have outlined inflict
                                PA Powerport spending cuts 105 #GBA?year=2003# real hardsh
6165   3   4   2003   Rendell            This                 105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport budget provides for no investments in Pennsylvania
6166   3   4   2003   Rendell            But
                                PA Powerport it is balanced. 105 #GBA?year=2003#
6167   3   4   2003   Rendell            And,                 I have an obligation to
                                PA Powerport as Governor, 105 #GBA?year=2003#act.
6168   3   4   2003   Rendell            The                    confront today is the price we pay fo
                                PA Powerport deficit that we105 #GBA?year=2003#
6169   3   4   2003   Rendell            If we                 longer, the consequences
                                PA Powerport put it off any100 #GBA?year=2003# will be eve
6170   3   4   2003   Rendell            Fellow Pennsylvanians,#GBA?year=2003# for you a bud
                                PA Powerport                  105 I have just outlined
6171   3   4   2003   Rendell            People who seek only the chance to build better lives fo
                                PA Powerport                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
6172   3   4   2003   Rendell            I have prepared this budget in response to the condition
                                PA Powerport                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
6175   3   4   2003   Rendell            These painful cuts 105 do nothing but balance the budge
                                PA Powerport                  will #GBA?year=2003#
6176   3   4   2003   Rendell            But                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport this budget does nothing to change our future, noth
6177   3   4   2003   Rendell            I don't like this budget - not one little bit - and I pray tha
                                PA Powerport                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
6181   3   4   2003   Rendell            Choices between cutting these programs or those jobs.
                                PA Powerport                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
6183   3   4   2003   Rendell            And                  105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport what is perhaps the bitterest pill of all, even if we cl
6184   3   4   2003   Rendell            The                  105 is about things as they are, not a
                                PA Powerport fact is, this budget #GBA?year=2003#
6185   3   4   2003   Rendell            I have been Governor for six weeks, and I am more conv
                                PA Powerport                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
6186   3   4   2003   Rendell            There is opportunity in #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport                  100 every crisis, if we have the coura
6187   3   4   2003   Rendell            We                   100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport can take charge of our own destiny, set our prioritie
6188   3   4   2003   Rendell            It                   100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerportbegins by believing that our best days are ahead of us,
6190   3   4   2003   Rendell            Let's                100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport stop waiting for the national economy to recover a
6191   3   4   2003   Rendell            Because even if the national economy does recover, we
                                PA Powerport                  103 #GBA?year=2003#
6192   3   4   2003   Rendell            Let's                100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport break out of the constraints of this fiscal crisis and
6193   3   4   2003   Rendell            Let's                100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport jump-start a Pennsylvania recovery.
6195   3   4   2003   Rendell            We                   the #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport need to tackle 100 issues that are fundamental to ou
6196   3   4   2003   Rendell            Issues that matter 100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport                  to all Pennsylvanians.
6199   3   4   2003   Rendell            But                  100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport I want to describe for you today the major elements
6209   3   4   2003   Rendell            I say,               107 #GBA?year=2003#
                                PA Powerport let's cut these crushing taxes now, and restructure
6234   3   4   2003   Rendell            Like                 100 Pennsylvania's economy has fall
                                PA Powerport many other states,#GBA?year=2003#
6245   3    4   2003   Rendell            As                    105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport I said earlier, the balanced budget I detailed today wi
6249   3    4   2003   Rendell            When I took over as Mayor of Philadelphia in 1992, the
                                 PA Powerport                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
6250   3    4   2003   Rendell            Just                   first budget in Philadelphia contained
                                 PA Powerport like today, my105 #GBA?year=2003#
6251   3    4   2003   Rendell            For                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport example, in my first budget year, we reduced the su
6254   3    4   2003   Rendell            And                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport as a result, over eight years we increased our subsid
6261   3    4   2003   Rendell            If we                 105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport achieve these goals, we'll have gone a long way tow
6266   3    4   2003   Rendell            We're already making great progress, identifying $255 m
                                 PA Powerport                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
6283   3    4   2003   Rendell            The                   107 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport hard truth is that states throughout the nation are r
6284   3    4   2003   Rendell            Income tax, sales tax, excise and liquor taxes, school pro
                                 PA Powerport                   107 #GBA?year=2003#
6285   3    4   2003   Rendell            After                 100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport only six weeks in office, I'm not ready to succumb
6286   3    4   2003   Rendell            While we may have to pursue a similar course, there are
                                 PA Powerport                   100 #GBA?year=2003#
6299   3    4   2003   Rendell            But                   to capture this critically
                                 PA Powerport let us act now 100 #GBA?year=2003# needed sourc
6300   3    4   2003   Rendell            I promised the people of Pennsylvania change, I promise
                                 PA Powerport                   107 #GBA?year=2003#
6301   3    4   2003   Rendell            After                 100 of unfair property
                                 PA Powerport all, the problems #GBA?year=2003#taxes, public fu
6303   3    4   2003   Rendell            But                   107 honest with the citizens of this C
                                 PA Powerport today, I want to be #GBA?year=2003#
6304   3    4   2003   Rendell            And                   I will be ready to submit
                                 PA Powerport on March 25, 100 #GBA?year=2003# my detailed P
6305   3    4   2003   Rendell            That                  105 blueprint for Pennsylvania's futu
                                 PA Powerport plan will provide a#GBA?year=2003#
6306   3    4   2003   Rendell            But                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport it will not reduce all of the pain of the budget I prop
6307   3    4   2003   Rendell            We                    100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport are truly at a crossroads in Pennsylvania.
6308   3    4   2003   Rendell            The                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport two budget approaches that I have outlined here to
6309   3    4   2003   Rendell            We                    105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport can continue on our current path, failing to address
6310   3    4   2003   Rendell            If we                 105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport choose this course, I will have no choice but to see
6311   3    4   2003   Rendell            Or                    100 opportunity for change that can
                                 PA Powerport we can embrace the#GBA?year=2003#
6320   3    4   2003   Rendell            I believe that this budget cycle provides the opportunity
                                 PA Powerport                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
6321   3    4   2003   Rendell            We                    105 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport can put our own fiscal house in order, and set Penns
6324   3    4   2003   Rendell            Today, we face a budget deficit that is nothing short of a
                                 PA Powerport                   105 #GBA?year=2003#
6326   3    4   2003   Rendell            But                   100 these problems, let
                                 PA Powerport in acting to resolve#GBA?year=2003# us also take
6327   3    4   2003   Rendell            Let's                 100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport not just accept things as they are, but dare to drea
6330   3    4   2003   Rendell            Let's                 100 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport act together for Pennsylvania's future.
6337   3   25   2003   Rendell   x        And now to the budget.105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6338   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          The philosopher Sophocles said: ?One must wait until th
6339   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                                never tried to do a budget
                                          Clearly, the Greeks105 #GBA?year=2003(2)# in Pennsy
6340   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              want to spend any time looking back;
                                          But today I do not 105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6341   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          I want to look forward to Pennsylvania's future.
6343   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                               debate has been about things as they
                                          So far, this budget 105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6344   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Traditional, but necessary, answers to recurring problem
6345   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Today, I call on Republicans and Democrats alike to chan
6346   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              100 of my Plan for a New
                                          These are the elements#GBA?year=2003(2)# Pennsylvan
6347   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          a plan that calls for Pennsylvania to take charge of its ow
6348   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          they also are critical elements in the effort to revitalize P
6510   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Growing that economy, providing Pennsylvania with job
6511   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          No one disputes the fact that the real reason for the bud
6512   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          We are not alone in this regard.
6513   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                               4th, many other states face
                                          As I said on March 105 #GBA?year=2003(2)# similar ?
6514   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          In fact, the combined budget deficit of the states now ap
6515   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                          Our problems are not new, but we cannot continue to w
6516   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                              100 now.
                                          We need to take action#GBA?year=2003(2)#
6517   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Consider these facts: Pennsylvania's economy ranks 47t
6518   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       jobs since December and
                                     We've lost 74,000 103 #GBA?year=2003(2)#our Februar
6519   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       103 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This slow steady climb in unemployment spells economi
6520   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 many of our boroughs
                                     The local economies of#GBA?year=2003(2)# and town
6521   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       we #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     At the same time, 100have become the second oldest st
6522   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     As I said on Inauguration Day, if our young people contin
6523   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        Pennsylvania is built on the
                                     My Plan for a New100 #GBA?year=2003(2)# premise t
6524   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Instead, we must jump-start a Pennsylvania recovery.
6525   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     That's why I am proposing an economic stimulus progra
6526   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     an initiative that will conservatively leverage more than
6527   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This plan also contemplates that these dollars will be inf
6528   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This investment will provide the much-needed capital to
6529   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     My goal is to target investment across the state ? invest
6531   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 traveled to small cities
                                     For the last two years, I#GBA?year=2003(2)# and town
6532   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       that could be retrofitted to
                                     I saw old factories 100 #GBA?year=2003(2)# become b
6533   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I saw opportunity lost for lack of capital.
6534   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     After eight years in Philadelphia working to attract busin
6564   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     We all know the discouraging statistics that demonstrat
6565   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I believe we can keep Pennsylvania's best and brightest
6569   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     To further demonstrate our commitment to keeping col
6570   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        we #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I also propose that108 enact a statute that will allow you
6571   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Let me turn to what I believe to be the most innovative
6572   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I ask for your support in creating two investment funds,
6573   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     The other, an equity investment fund to invest in compa
6574   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     The first fund would allow us to bring back to life older,
6577   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     The second fund can be used to invest in a wide array of
6578   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       technology companies;
                                     new, start-up high 108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6579   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     research driven life sciences enterprises;
6580   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     new small businesses that contribute so much to our job
6581   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     and existing companies, including manufacturing firms t
6582   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Each of these funds would be capitalized with $250 milli
6583   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     The state funds would be matched dollar for dollar by pr
6584   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 managers would administer thes
                                     Separate venture fund #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6585   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Each fund would have a strong expert board to direct in
6586   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 presence on these boards to ens
                                     The state would have a#GBA?year=2003(2)#
6587   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     We would retain veto power over any project.
6588   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I believe by becoming an investor and breaking from the
6589   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       108 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Our ability to attract university-related research compan
6590   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     But so too is the expansion of our sturdiest and largest e
6593   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Today I am also proposing $100 million in additional ince
6598   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        I believe that we can be the
                                     As I've said before,100 #GBA?year=2003(2)# comeba
6599   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        we #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     More importantly,100 have no option but to try.
6600   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     In the end, the only way we can get out of our deficit an
6601   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     If our stimulus plan succeeds in growing our economy, it
6602   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     The increasing revenues from that growth will allow us t
6603   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       if we invest in our future,
                                     Most importantly, 105 #GBA?year=2003(2)# we can buil
6604   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                       105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     A cycle in which, thanks to declining state revenues, we
6605   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     We can grow our way out of this crisis, and in the proces
6606   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     When it comes to economic recovery, Pennsylvania sho
6607   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Pennsylvania, we do have a choice.
6608   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 stimulus program will
                                     Although our economic#GBA?year=2003(2)# have almo
6609   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     It represents a significant set of investments ? in our fam
6610   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     And while I am confident that these investments can wo
6611   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         stood at this rostrum and
                                     Three weeks ago, I105 #GBA?year=2003(2)# announced
6612   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     My purpose was to demonstrate that my Administration
6613   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     These cuts represent real hardship for thousands of Pen
6614   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         One of the budget represented the fi
                                     As I said then, Part105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6615   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Indeed, Part One amounts to a down payment on the Pl
6619   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     But lowering the cost of government alone is not enoug
6620   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     We have to continue to find ways to increase state reve
6621   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 suggest that the Commonwealth
                                     Conservative estimates#GBA?year=2003(2)#
6629   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Today I urge you to enact one of the several bills that ha
6630   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     When I became Governor, I promised that I would bring
6631   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I pledged that we would invest in our future, and the Pla
6633   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 ever sought to raise taxes, I wou
                                     I also said that before I #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6634   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 clear:
                                     So let me be absolutely#GBA?year=2003(2)#
6636   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         introduced the first portion
                                     In March when we105 #GBA?year=2003(2)# of our bu
6637   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         administration would carefully monit
                                     We noted that the105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6638   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     As you know, more 25% of the state's revenue is still ou
6639   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     And neither the national economy nor our state econom
6640   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        war, it would be imprudent
                                     With the nation at107 #GBA?year=2003(2)# of us to e
6641   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        of this proposal today I have
                                     Therefore, as part 107 #GBA?year=2003(2)# included
6642   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        of the revenues from this
                                     A full $700 million 105 #GBA?year=2003(2)# package wi
6643   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     While these measures have significantly closed the reve
6644   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 submitting a proposal
                                     That is why I am today #GBA?year=2003(2)# to realize n
6645   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 increase the Pennsylvania Perso
                                     First, I propose that we#GBA?year=2003(2)#
6646   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Like all of you, I have no enthusiasm for raising taxes, bu
6647   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     After running for reelection on a no new tax program, R
6648   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     For 120 days, we stared at a $2 billion deficit - and for 12
6649   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        was #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     We all knew what 107 at stake, and I thank you for doin
6650   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     You acted to secure our future, by putting the people's a
6651   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     The approval of last week's package sent a clear signal th
6652   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        that we must all focus on
                                     The bottom line is 100 #GBA?year=2003(2)# the next ge
6653   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Listen to the words of Republican Governor Dirk Kempth
6654   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I did not look forward to delivering this type of message
6655   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107
                                     It is not in my fiber. #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6656   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     But in the end, I concluded that this is in the best interes
6657   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 participate in ensuring
                                     We are asking them to #GBA?year=2003(2)# that we ca
6658   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Like Governors Rowland and Kempthorne, we are deter
6660   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         to #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     And it is important107note that even with our proposed
6661   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107
                                     What is the impact? #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6662   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     A family of four earning under $32,000 will pay nothing
6663   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 it is that a family of four in Penns
                                     Another way to look at#GBA?year=2003(2)#
6664   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         lived in New York or West
                                     If that same family107 #GBA?year=2003(2)# Virginia, in
6665   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 amounts to about 1.95
                                     This proposed increase#GBA?year=2003(2)# a day -- le
6666   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     And remember -- that Pennsylvania family will be able to
6667   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This revenue package supports our education and econo
6669   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     In other words, when you talk about raising taxes, let's t
6671   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 are talking about tax
                                     In a very real sense, we#GBA?year=2003(2)# shifting as
6675   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I am proposing today an increase of approximately $55 m
6676   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     If that same 8 cents had been raised regularly to keep pa
6677   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Although this is big jump, it is long overdue.
6678   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     At 25 cents per gallon, Pennsylvania would rank 19th am
6679   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     In South Carolina the tax is 77 cents per gallon, and it is
6680   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 all businesses fairly.
                                     Next, it is time to treat #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6681   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 some businesses pay
                                     Today in Pennsylvania, #GBA?year=2003(2)# corporate t
6682   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 that we restrict the Corporate Ne
                                     In particular, I propose #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6683   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Closing these loopholes will generate $100 million in add
6684   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     We must address another business tax issue ? specifical
6685   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 of all Pennsylvania businesses ac
                                     Today, only 22 percent #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6686   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     In other words, four out of five businesses pay no CNI w
6687   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     That's unfair, and the practice must stop.
6688   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     To address this problem, I am convening a task force of
6689   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 business taxes and broadening th
                                     By closing loopholes in #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6690   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 to report back to me
                                     I will ask the task force #GBA?year=2003(2)# by Decemb
6691   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I am also proposing that we modernize our tax system to
6692   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 more than $200 million
                                     We expect to generate #GBA?year=2003(2)# in new re
6693   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     There are three components to this plan.
6694   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         the Gross Receipts Tax is
                                     First, as you know,107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#now impose
6695   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     This plan expands the tax to interstate phone calls as we
6696   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Second, under current law, the GRT does not apply to re
6697   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 phones the same as
                                     Our proposal treats cell#GBA?year=2003(2)# traditional l
6698   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Phone use is fundamentally the same whether the telep
6699   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     this plan brings Pennsylvania's tax approach in line with
6700   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 already implemented
                                     Eight other states have#GBA?year=2003(2)# this measu
6701   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        we #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     At the same time, 107will rationalize the way cell phone
6702   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         cell phone providers pay
                                     Under current law,107 #GBA?year=2003(2)# sales and us
6703   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        107 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Under this plan, cell phone providers would not pay sale
6705   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 the subject of comprehensive pu
                                     These proposals will be#GBA?year=2003(2)#
6706   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                         be.
                                     That is as it should100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6707   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Ours is an ambitious agenda, and I welcome the debate
6708   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        105 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     The cost of these programs surely will be a major eleme
6709   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     And while some undoubtedly will question the cost of th
6712   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     And if we fail to stimulate our economy and jump-start a
6713   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     During my campaign I promised to bring change, and my
6714   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     I believe that we can make Pennsylvania great again, if w
6715   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Pennsylvania, we do have a choice.
6716   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Now is the time for us to implement a vision that empha
6717   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        100
                                     Join me in this effort. #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6718   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        we #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                     Working together,100 cannot fail.
6719   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                        of Pennsylvania will see how
                                     And in the end, all 100 #GBA?year=2003(2)# splendid
6765   2   3   2004   Rendell             Our State spends 105 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal $3.1 billion a year on goods and servic
6766   2   3   2004   Rendell             In the private sector that would make us
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004#a Fortune 50 co
6776   2   3   2004   Rendell             Our progress is particularly impressive when
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004# you conside
6781   2   3   2004   Rendell             Our savings have 105 a great dent in our
                                PA House Legislative Journal made#GBA?year=2004# deficit, and to
6782   2   3   2004   Rendell             As a result, the budget I propose today does
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004# not include
6783   2   3   2004   Rendell             There are, however, some areas of the budget that requ
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004#
6794   2   3   2004   Rendell             Left uncured, these problems could become
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004# budget bus
6795   2   3   2004   Rendell             Last year's budget forced us to make many
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004# tough choice
6807   2   3   2004   Rendell             Thirty-four States 107 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal balanced their budgets by increasing t
6808   2   3   2004   Rendell             Ohio raised taxes 107 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal by $1.5 billion and New York by $3 bill
6809   2   3   2004   Rendell             California's budget deficit stands at $36 billion, and its le
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004#
6817   2   3   2004   Rendell             The budget passed in #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107December also includes an expans
6818   2   3   2004   Rendell             As a result, a working #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107family of four earning up to $32,00
6819   2   3   2004   Rendell             Expanding the poverty exemption was an
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004# important step
6841   2   3   2004   Rendell             The transformation of #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 108 these steel furnaces - relics of the
6842   2   3   2004   Rendell             While we look toward #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 108 the industries of the future, we m
6843   2   3   2004   Rendell             Based on the compelling findings from research conduct
                                PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=2004#
6844   2   3   2004   Rendell             Our stimulus plan 108 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal also dramatically expands the Machin
6845   2   3   2004   Rendell             We are also planning to hold a manufacturing summit in
                                PA House Legislative Journal 108 #GBA?year=2004#
6881   2   3   2004   Rendell             Improving education will make us more competitive, bu
                                PA House Legislative Journal 100 #GBA?year=2004#
6917   2   3   2004   Rendell             We must Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative also modernize or business tax structure.
6918   2   3   2004   Rendell             This budget demonstrates our shared commitment to im
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004#
6919   2   3   2004   Rendell             Currently, too many businesses pay little
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004#or no business
6920   2   3   2004   Rendell             A simpler and fairer business tax structure
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004# is essential to
6921   2   3   2004   Rendell             While it would have been premature to discuss business
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004#
6922   2   3   2004   Rendell             Education, property tax reform, and economic stimulus
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004#
6923   2   3   2004   Rendell             Today, I add to this strategy the goal of improving the qu
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004#
6924   2   3   2004   Rendell             The companies and industries we need in
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 #GBA?year=2004# Pennsylvania c
6952   2   3   2004   Rendell             When it was first 105 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal created, $139 million was appropriated
6953   2   3   2004   Rendell             This year, recurring funding is down by $107
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004# million.
6954   2   3   2004   Rendell             Absent new revenue, #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105funding will fall by an additional $2
7001   2   3   2004   Rendell             Given the State of our #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 budget, this cost cannot be funde
7012   2   3   2004   Rendell             This amount represents a serious and significant new inv
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004#
7014   2   3   2004   Rendell             Therefore, the impact #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 105 on our debt rating, if any, should
7020   2   3   2004   Rendell             I believe Journal 105 #GBA?year=2004#
                                PA House Legislativethat the elements of the package I have outline
7035   2   3   2004   Rendell             And nothing - I repeat nothing should stand in the way
                                PA House Legislative Journal 107 -#GBA?year=2004#
7067   2   9   2005   Rendell             Pennsylvania faces105 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport                   many challenges this year - this budg
7072   2   9   2005   Rendell             And                 100 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport with your help Pennsylvania has made unprecedent
7073   2   9   2005   Rendell             In                  100 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport2003, the pundits openly questioned whether any of t
7074   2   9   2005   Rendell             But                 100 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport we worked together, and we got results.
7102   2   9   2005   Rendell             In                  108 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportthe face of unfair international trade practices and the
7103   2   9   2005   Rendell             To                  108 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport that end, we have directed tens of millions of dollars
7104   2   9   2005   Rendell             In                  108 the Governor’s Action Team’s inv
                                PA Powerportfact, sixty percent of #GBA?year=2005#
7105   2   9   2005   Rendell             With                108 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport 174 million dollars in public financing we have attr
7106   2   9   2005   Rendell             The
                                PA Powerport result?          108 #GBA?year=2005#
7107   2   9   2005   Rendell             We’ve saved over 33,000 jobs, and we’re adding more t
                                PA Powerport                  108 #GBA?year=2005#
7108   2   9   2005   Rendell             Beyond financing, 108 #GBA?year=2005# of Represen
                                PA Powerport                  following the suggestions
7109   2   9   2005   Rendell            These new offices 108 help retool our plants and rebut u
                                PA Powerport                  will #GBA?year=2005#
7111   2   9   2005   Rendell            In                   108 took a leadership
                                PA PowerportMarch, Citizens Bank#GBA?year=2005# role in partner
7125   2   9   2005   Rendell            Seventy thousand 103 #GBA?year=2005# working tod
                                PA Powerport                  more Pennsylvanians are
7128   2   9   2005   Rendell            Most                 that most of these are
                                PA Powerport important is 100 #GBA?year=2005#not one-time s
7144   2   9   2005   Rendell            All                  105 being plowed back
                                PA Powerport of these savings are #GBA?year=2005# into the budg
7145   2   9   2005   Rendell            The                  105 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport savings made it possible for us to balance this budge
7182   2   9   2005   Rendell            But                  107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport we can do more, and we can start with business tax
7183   2   9   2005   Rendell            This                 107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport budget continues the phase out of the Capital Stock
7184   2   9   2005   Rendell            Today I am also proposing to reduce the corporate incom
                                PA Powerport                  107 #GBA?year=2005#
7185   2   9   2005   Rendell            When I campaigned across this state, I heard repeatedly
                                PA Powerport                  107 #GBA?year=2005#
7186   2   9   2005   Rendell            Our                   third-highest in the nation, and it is a
                                PA Powerport CNI rate is the107 #GBA?year=2005#
7187   2   9   2005   Rendell            Last                  the Business Tax Reform
                                PA Powerport year, I formed107 #GBA?year=2005# Commission
7188   2   9   2005   Rendell            I want to thank the citizens who labored for us on this C
                                PA Powerport                  107 #GBA?year=2005#
7189   2   9   2005   Rendell            They                 107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport did a great job crafting a smart business tax reform
7190   2   9   2005   Rendell            They                 107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport recommended leveling the playing field among bus
7191   2   9   2005   Rendell            Given the sluggish 107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport                   national economy I believe that such
7192   2   9   2005   Rendell            But                   is that even without the
                                PA Powerport the good news107 #GBA?year=2005# proposed on
7193   2   9   2005   Rendell            This                 107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport is a 20 percent reduction in our rate of corporate ta
7194   2   9   2005   Rendell            If we                107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport implement this reduction, Pennsylvania’s tax rates
7195   2   9   2005   Rendell            The                  107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport Commission members were troubled by one key fin
7196   2   9   2005   Rendell            That                 107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport means almost three-quarters of the 145,000 corpo
7197   2   9   2005   Rendell            And                  107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport that is simply not fair to the businesses that do pay
7198   2   9   2005   Rendell            To                   107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport address this problem, the Commission wisely propos
7199   2   9   2005   Rendell            Seventeen other states#GBA?year=2005# is called co
                                PA Powerport                  107 already require what
7200   2   9   2005   Rendell            In                   107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportaddition to the Commission’s recommendations, I ask
7201   2   9   2005   Rendell            The                  107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport Commonwealth could collect almost 20 million dolla
7202   2   9   2005   Rendell            I urge you to stand107 for those who pay their fair share
                                PA Powerport                   up #GBA?year=2005#
7203   2   9   2005   Rendell            Beyond deep cuts 107 #GBA?year=2005#am today prop
                                PA Powerport                  in our business taxes, I
7284   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   100 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport are making remarkable progress in Pennsylvania.
7285   2   9   2005   Rendell            And                   all #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport we have done100of this in the face of the slow natio
7286   2   9   2005   Rendell            It                   100 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportis important to understand the context in which we ar
7288   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   105 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport face very serious budget constraints and they are re
7297   2   9   2005   Rendell            Our                  100 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport economy is just beginning to show signs of recovery
7298   2   9   2005   Rendell            As                   107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport a result this budget does not include any tax increase
7314   2   9   2005   Rendell            Every                100 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport state in the nation is feeling the pinch, not just Pe
7319   2   9   2005   Rendell            Consider that Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana, who a
                                PA Powerport                  105 #GBA?year=2005#
7356   2   9   2005   Rendell            We                   100 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport believe there are millions more to be gained by gett
7360   2   9   2005   Rendell            These two initiatives combined could generate savings o
                                PA Powerport                  105 #GBA?year=2005#
7382   2   9   2005   Rendell            Think                101 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport about it: 11 percent is almost four times the rate o
7424   2   9   2005   Rendell            It                   107 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportincludes tax reform and tax reductions to make our Co
7427   2   9   2005   Rendell            It                   105 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportmeets a one billion dollar budget gap without raising t
7446   2   8   2006   Rendell            There has been spirited debate and yes, even the occasi
                                PA Powerport                  100 #GBA?year=2006#
7465   2   8   2006   Rendell            We                   100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport have made great strides together, but we do have u
7482   2   8   2006   Rendell            Three years ago, we faced a fundamental choice.
                                PA Powerport                  100 #GBA?year=2006#
7483   2   8   2006   Rendell            Politically speaking, on #GBA?year=2006# the easier –
                                PA Powerport                  105 each of these issues
7487   2   8   2006   Rendell            To                   100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport your credit, and in the interest of serving families acr
7488   2   8   2006   Rendell            We                   100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport chose a path of fundamental reform.
7489   2   8   2006   Rendell            At                   100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport long last, we have charted a course for real progress i
7493   2   8   2006   Rendell            Our                   has paid great dividends,
                                PA Powerport work together100 #GBA?year=2006# and we are
7498   2   8   2006   Rendell            Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we can achieve t
                                PA Powerport                  107 #GBA?year=2006#
7499   2   8   2006   Rendell            Let                  107 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport me say that again: the budget I propose today includ
7509   2   8   2006   Rendell            When I stood before you three years ago the state budg
                                PA Powerport                  105 #GBA?year=2006#
7510   2   8   2006   Rendell            Our                  105 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport deficit stood at over $1 billion and was projected to
7511   2   8   2006   Rendell            Over                  years, tough negotiations with vendo
                                PA Powerport the last three105 #GBA?year=2006#
7512   2   8   2006   Rendell            So                   100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport today I am announcing investments that will continue
7513   2   8   2006   Rendell            They                 100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport will put the Commonwealth on the cutting edge of
7570   2   8   2006   Rendell            Best                 not #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport of all, we will 107 need to divert one penny of taxpa
7613   2   8   2006   Rendell            To                   105 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport that end, this budget puts more funds where researc
7620   2   8   2006   Rendell            We                    challenge, but we cannot
                                PA Powerport face a national100 #GBA?year=2006# wait for a n
7621   2   8   2006   Rendell            Pennsylvania must100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport                   take action;
7675   2   8   2006   Rendell            Of                    capital needs beyond education, and
                                PA Powerport course, we face100 #GBA?year=2006#
7690   2   8   2006   Rendell            And                  107 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport we will do it all without raising taxes in Pennsylvani
7691   2   8   2006   Rendell            In                   cuts taxes in ways that
                                PA Powerportfact this budget 107 #GBA?year=2006# are targeted to
7692   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                 107 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport budget accelerates the phase out of the Capital Sto
7697   2   8   2006   Rendell            It                   a fairer business tax system will incre
                                PA Powerportis my belief that 107 #GBA?year=2006#
7698   2   8   2006   Rendell            Sound budget practice #GBA?year=2006# continue to
                                PA Powerport                  105 dictates that we only
7699   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                  107 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport best way to make that happen, and to go further by
7700   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                 107 this body closes tax
                                PA Powerport can be achieved if #GBA?year=2006# loopholes as
7701   2   8   2006   Rendell            Pennsylvania’s economy is on the move.
                                PA Powerport                  100 #GBA?year=2006#
7702   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                  100 strong: jobs are up,
                                PA Powerport trends are real and#GBA?year=2006# unemploym
7707   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                  100 today than at any
                                PA Powerport economy is better #GBA?year=2006#time this decad
7719   2   8   2006   Rendell            Three years ago, Pennsylvania was at a crossroads.
                                PA Powerport                  100 #GBA?year=2006#
7720   2   8   2006   Rendell            We                   100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport faced difficult problems that required meaningful re
7724   2   8   2006   Rendell            Pennsylvania has a100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport                   newfound sense of momentum and
7725   2   8   2006   Rendell            By                   100 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport any measure, we have been busy bringing the future
7736   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                  105 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport expenditures outlined in the budget I propose today
7737   2   8   2006   Rendell            In                   105 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerportfact, in the aggregate, all department costs other than
7741   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                  chosen to take over these
                                PA Powerport road we have 100 #GBA?year=2006# past three
7772   2   6   2007   Rendell            These investments100 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport                   have triggered a significant economic
7779   2   6   2007   Rendell            Pennsylvania is leading#GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport                  100 the states in this growth area of
7780   2   6   2007   Rendell            Last                 100 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport fall, the people of Pennsylvania sent a strong and ve
7807   2   6   2007   Rendell            And                   challenges that are not
                                PA Powerport we face other100 #GBA?year=2007# of our own m
7811   2   6   2007   Rendell            As                   100 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport I said, these challenges are largely not of our own ma
7827   2   6   2007   Rendell            By                   105 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport law, we must fund these obligations in the FY2007-20
7828   2   6   2007   Rendell            I also               105 expand our revenues
                                PA Powerport propose today to#GBA?year=2007# to achieve
7843   2   6   2007   Rendell            Like                 107 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport you, I fully appreciate the difficulty of any decision t
7844   2   6   2007   Rendell            I share the reluctance of everyone in this Chamber to do
                                PA Powerport                  107 #GBA?year=2007#
7845   2   6   2007   Rendell            We                   100 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport must put our own house in order, regardless of the f
7848   2   6   2007   Rendell            How                  100 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport we respond to this challenge will define us for year
7850   2   6   2007   Rendell            Or                   100 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport we can decide to meet the problem head-on, by deve
7851   2   6   2007   Rendell            And                  105 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport so with this 2007-2008 state budget, I propose to im
7862   2   6   2007   Rendell            Inflation in the same period rose by 17 percent, and me
                                PA Powerport                  101 #GBA?year=2007#
7864   2   6   2007   Rendell            Ladies and gentlemen, #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport                  100 if these trends continue we will f
8033   2   6   2007   Rendell            And                  100 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport the option of doing nothing will destroy both our ec
8035   2   6   2007   Rendell            I have outlined the105 #GBA?year=2007# us, this year
                                PA Powerport                     challenges that confront
8036   2   6   2007   Rendell            The                   100 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport Agenda for Progress that I have set forth today inclu
8047   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         We are gathered once again to begin the fundamental t
8048   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Today marks my seventh budget address – counting 200
8052   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Back in 2003, when it was clear that we needed to take
8054   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                            189,600 net new jobs –
                                         and helped create 103 #GBA?year=2008# and so today
8056   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Today, at a time when the national economy seems to b
8057   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         As you will see, the budget that I present today is tight,
8058   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                            a deficit of $14 billion,
                                         California is facing 105 #GBA?year=2008#our neighbor N
8059   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                            face state budget deficits
                                         . At least 24 states105 #GBA?year=2008# that total $
8060   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         At the end of January, Pennsylvania’s general fund reven
8061   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Think of that – while those other states are facing these
8066   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         It’s worth remembering that what we say and do about
8072   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Despite our progress, we face uncertain economic times
8073   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         The White House and the Congress appear close to final
8074   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           101 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         It is an important step that, when combined with the em
8075   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 the biggest national
                                         Coming on the heels of#GBA?year=2008# spike in une
8077   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                            us to follow the Congress’
                                         It is incumbent on 100 #GBA?year=2008# bipartisan e
8078   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         I believe that we must act here at home to help the thou
8079   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         We have come too far in the last five years to allow the
8080   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 that I am presenting
                                         That is why the budget #GBA?year=2008# today incorp
8081   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         budget outlines a series of steps to achieve this goal.
8082   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Just as the economic stimulus program we created in 20
8083   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           107 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         First and foremost, I am asking that we immediately foll
8084   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           107 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         We can issue this tax rebate within eight weeks of your
8085   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           107 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         While they don’t pay any state personal income taxes, t
8087   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         First, it will bring stability to these households, which ha
8088   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 bills will keep their
                                         Helping them pay their#GBA?year=2008# credit sound,
8089   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Second, the families we’re targeting have limited resour
8090   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         When they do, that spending will help stimulate our eco
8091   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           107 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         It is my hope that this one-time rebate will be the precu
8095   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           101 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         It is my intention to enact this component of the plan im
8128   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 initiatives that I have
                                         The economic stimulus#GBA?year=2008# set forth re
8129   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         . But several of these ideas – the Salk Fund, for example
8132   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Our state’s economy, and the millions of lives that are ti
8133   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Now I realize some of you have staked out a position tha
8134   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                            including the Redevelopment Assista
                                         This stimulus plan,105 #GBA?year=2008#
8135   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 keep in mind that
                                         And I ask that all of you#GBA?year=2008# Pennsylvania
8136   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                            equal to 3.3% of all state
                                         Our debt service is105 #GBA?year=2008# revenues.
8137   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Standards and Poor’s considers any debt level under 5%
8138   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                            Ben Bernanke said, with
                                         And, remember as101 #GBA?year=2008# lowest inter
8139   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           107 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         I urge you to act right away to provide the tax rebates to
8140   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         I propose that we immediately borrow the necessary $1
8141   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           passage we can repay the
                                         Upon final budget 105 #GBA?year=2008# Rainy Day F
8144   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 offers a more strategic targeting
                                         In many ways this plan #GBA?year=2008#
8145   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         All in all, this stimulus program in its first year will pump
8146   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                           100 days in office, Franklin Delano R
                                         In his first one hundred#GBA?year=2008#
8148   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       The New Deal paved the way for the last 75 years of eco
8151   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 action on these stimulus initiativ
                                       That is why I urge swift#GBA?year=2008#
8160   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         we #GBA?year=2008#
                                       But by acting now,100 can stimulate Pennsylvania’s econ
8163   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 from all four caucuses on how to
                                       I welcome suggestions #GBA?year=2008#
8164   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       I am willing to incorporate reasonable legislative sugges
8167   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       We need to prioritize our investments and focus on our
8233   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       The great strides that we will make in Protecting Our Pro
8236   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       Despite our progress, ours is a boat that can still be swa
8237   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       As a result, this state budget is very challenging, and it re
8238   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        it is #GBA?year=2008#
                                       For these reasons,105 a low-growth budget with an incr
8239   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         increases are for funding
                                       The majority these105 #GBA?year=2008# of mandate
8240   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 also makes it clear
                                       Moreover, this budget #GBA?year=2008# that as a gove
8241   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       Today, the Commonwealth’s administrative spending is
8242   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       That means we are spending over two percent less in re
8243   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       And we have implemented a variety of cost-saving meas
8244   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                         so #GBA?year=2008#
                                       And we have done100with no discernible reduction in pr
8251   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 agencies to cut their
                                       For this reason, I asked#GBA?year=2008# preliminary
8252   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       Let me make one final point on the subject of state spen
8253   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       The critics have made something of a sport out of attack
8276   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       This budget continues to support the many successful in
8290   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       and It charts a course for future funding that is both res
8291   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       This proposal anticipates that it will take six years to pha
8303   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       The budget I propose today confronts the looming prosp
8304   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        budget, one that keeps
                                       It is a slow-growth105 #GBA?year=2008# a tight rein on
8305   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        on #GBA?year=2008#
                                       But it also focuses 100our future, calling for strategic inv
8306   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       But in the end, as always, it is a budget that compels us
8308   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2008#
                                       We all want to strengthen our economy to create new jo
8709   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         Dunmore Oilers PeeWee
                                       Last December the100 #GBA?year=2009# Football tea
8711   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       These times demand selflessness and I want to thank th
8712   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       With us today is the great Junior Football team and thei
8713   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         unemployed swelled in
                                       As the ranks of the103 #GBA?year=2009# the Lehigh Va
8718   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        103 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Michele was laid off from the airline industry.
8733   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 us all, showing us
                                       These examples inspire#GBA?year=2009# once again tha
8737   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        face are real.
                                       The challenges we100 #GBA?year=2009#
8738   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       They are serious and they are many.
8739   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       They will not be met easily or in a short span of time.
8740   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 - they will be met."
                                       But know this, America#GBA?year=2009#
8316   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        with you today to present my propos
                                       I am pleased to be105 #GBA?year=2009#
8319   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 to begin the budget
                                       Each year as we gather#GBA?year=2009# process, I st
8320   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       It’s the fundamental task of governing: setting priorities
8321   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 FY2009-2010 budget presents ch
                                       This year, however, the#GBA?year=2009#
8322   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       The worst economic crisis of our lifetime has dramatical
8323   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        103 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       What happens next? Will I keep my job?
8324   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        103 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Seventy-six thousand, two hundred Pennsylvanians lost
8326   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        103 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       They are asking themselves: Will I be able to find a new
8327   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       How will I pay my mortgage, or heat my home?
8330   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 fellow citizens, what
                                       For far too many of our#GBA?year=2009# has happen
8331   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 have engaged in rigorous debate
                                       Here in Harrisburg, we #GBA?year=2009#
8334   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       But the truth is, our work together has put us in a positio
8337   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        108 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       It's remarkable that just a few short years after we start
8340   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       were made at the same time that we began the hard wo
8342   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        since 2003 we have greatly reduced th
                                       At the same time, 105 #GBA?year=2009#
8346   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In the last six months, to address the current year defici
8348   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       As a result of these measures, the cost of administering
8350   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Notwithstanding all of these efforts, we are now faced w
8352   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         states are struggling to
                                       All across America,105 #GBA?year=2009# close gaping
8353   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Many states have deficits that are far worse than the on
8354   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        for #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In New York state, 105 example, the deficit is $14 billion
8355   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Yet even this figure pales in comparison to California, wh
8356   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        the #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In Massachusetts, 105 deficit is projected at $3.1 billion,
8357   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        the #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In Massachusetts, 105 deficit is projected at $3.1 billion,
8358   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       They are forcing every state to find new revenues, incre
8363   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Massachusetts and Maryland have eliminated more tha
8374   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       While we may be in better shape than many other state
8375   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       And I know that we can all agree on this much: We must
8376   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       We must act now to adopt a budget that recognizes the
8387   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       As we begin the budget process, it is critically important
8389   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       despite the tremendous savings that we have identified
8390   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       and despite our dedicated work in making the kinds of s
8391   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       It is a staggering number, and despite the fact that our p
8392   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Because if we fail to act, if we fail to make the difficult d
8393   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        our #GBA?year=2009#
                                       We must confront 105 problems and the FY2009-2010 b
8395   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         a tax increase on hard
                                       It does not require107 #GBA?year=2009# working Penns
8396   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         a personal income tax,
                                       It does not require107 #GBA?year=2009# state sales tax
8397   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       In fact, while I recognize that inequities still exist in our b
8398   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       And that's why I propose to continue the phase-out of th
8399   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       To raise these taxes at this time could cause a reduction
8400   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 not rely on any broad-based tax
                                       While this budget does#GBA?year=2009#
8411   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       To help close our deficit this year and next year we will n
8412   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       The Rainy Day Fund was created to help us bridge the ga
8413   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       And I would point out that the budget leaves $125 millio
8417   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       As this budget makes clear, all of us in government must
8420   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       We are making progress in this regard, and we will need
8421   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        members of the Legislature have sug
                                       To that end, many 107 #GBA?year=2009#
8422   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 open to discussions
                                       Just as I have also been#GBA?year=2009# about cuttin
8423   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Among some of the ideas that have been shared with m
8426   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       These are good ideas and if the Legislature puts them or
8427   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       To put the proposed budget in perspective, even with th
8428   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       Keep in mind that our personal income, sales and corpo
8429   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         is based on our projection that there
                                       In fact, this budget105 #GBA?year=2009#
8430   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        107 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       To put this in context, our average growth in revenues o
8431   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       After factoring in the budget relief we hope will accrue t
8433   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        100 that we make the
                                       This recession requires #GBA?year=2009#difficult decisio
8434   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                       The budget I propose requires considerable sacrifice and
8435   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          As we have prepared the cuts on the expenditure side, w
8438   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          and third, we will continue to make strategic, affordable
8439   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Expenditures in the budget I propose decrease by point
8441   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In assessing our expenditures, it is important that everyo
8446   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          This obligation alone adds $92 million to our expenditur
8451   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In specific cases, with programs like libraries or the critic
8453   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          That said, I fully recognize and regret the hardship that t
8454   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The crisis demands that we make these cuts.
8455   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The FY2009-2010 budget cuts or eliminates funding acro
8471   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In addition to the elimination of 101 lines, we have prop
8472   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Another 54 expenditure lines do not increase at all, mea
8473   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Together, the collapsing economy has forced us to make
8477   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 with these cuts we
                                          Painful as they may be,#GBA?year=2009# can meet our
8487   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          While growth in demand is unstoppable, growth in cost
8492   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The economic crisis that we confront forces us to consid
8566   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The extensive list of new savings, targeted revenue enha
8567   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          To this point, I have not discussed in detail the level of n
8568   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          As one conservative economist wrote, "The economy is
8570   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 of every ideological
                                          Respected economists #GBA?year=2009# stripe agree t
8572   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I applaud the President's leadership in driving America's
8575   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          To those who believe that these funds somehow resolve
8581   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 Fiscal Stabilization
                                          The more flexible State#GBA?year=2009# Fund of the fe
8590   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                             wait to put our own house in order, t
                                          And the longer we100 #GBA?year=2009#
8592   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            105 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          If the final bill has less funds going to states than we ant
8593   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                             that it is our obligation
                                          While I am certain 100 #GBA?year=2009# as stewards o
8594   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 if we get this right,
                                          Ladies and gentlemen, #GBA?year=2009# we can chart
8596   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 this extraordinary
                                          But even in the face of #GBA?year=2009#economic crisi
8597   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                             to #GBA?year=2009#
                                          We must continue100make the kinds of strategic investm
8598   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Economists from all around the world agree that it is cri
8599   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Even the ultra-conservative Martin Feldstein, who serve
8626   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The stimulus package we passed in 2003 had many effec
8644   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          It's good for Pennsylvania's economy, and it's good for P
8645   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Here in Pennsylvania, we must target those investments
8647   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          And that should come as no surprise, given the way that
8651   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            103 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In December, the unemployment rate for college gradua
8659   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Tom Friedman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Ne
8660   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Even before the current financial crisis, we were already
8662   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                             just #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The financial crisis 100 made the hole deeper, which is w
8664   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          If we spend $1 trillion on a stimulus and just get better h
8665   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Just as we propose to stimulate the economy by investin
8741   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          We can all pledge the same thing for our beloved Comm
8742   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 us in this hall today,
                                          For every single one of #GBA?year=2009# Republican o
8743   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          How we respond to this crisis will define us for years to
8744   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                            100 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          whether we helped to keep families afloat in the turbule
  32   3   7   1979                         Archives          1803 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghOne of the most important is the establishment of effec
  33   3   7   1979                         am proposing $200,000 for the operation of these offic
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          1803 #GBA?year=1979#
  34   3   7   1979                         Archives          1806 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must also make industries outside Pennsylvania awa
  35   3   7   1979                         am recommending that we appropriate $500,000 for a
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives         1806 #GBA?year=1979#
 194   2   5   1980                         Archives         1806 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have gained a measure of credibility where it was so
 214   2   5   1980                         Archives         1806 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile rebuilding our industrial and commercial vitality fr
 218   2   5   1980                         Archives          appropriation to help us
                      ThornburghThornburgh*And a $250,000 1803 #GBA?year=1980# create a clima
 376   2   3   1981                         Archives           our #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt would continue1806efforts to stimulate foreign invest
 378   2   3   1981                         Archives           our #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt would continue1806industrial advertising efforts, thro
 573   2   9   1982                         Archives         1802 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe also have become a national leader in attracting fore
 842   2   8   1983                         Archives         1806 that Pennsylvania
                      ThornburghThornburghSurely, it is no accident#GBA?year=1983# has been rank
 973   2   8   1983                         Archives         1806 anyone suggest that
                      ThornburghThornburghHow, we must ask, can #GBA?year=1983# the state th
 974   2   8   1983                         suggest          one can write off Pennsylvania without
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archivesthat no 1806 #GBA?year=1983#
 981   2   7   1984                         Archives         1806 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt would be a trial, we knew, in which our mighty manuf
 988   2   7   1984                         Archives         1806 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghLast year, the rise of foreign competition seemed to thre
 989   2   7   1984                         Archives          foreign investment seems
                      ThornburghThornburghToday, the rise of1804 #GBA?year=1984# to promise
 996   2   7   1984                         Archives         1804 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must continue to encourage firms from other states
1051   2   7   1984                         Archives         1802 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghAnd renew our commitment to our overseas trade prom
1052   2   7   1984                         Archives         1802 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe message, indeed, has gone international, to small an
1229   2   5   1985                         Archives         1802 investors employ more than 100
                      ThornburghThornburghMore than 500 foreign #GBA?year=1985#
1233   2   5   1985                         Archives         1800 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghErie is making locomotives for China.
1423   2   4   1986                         Archives         1800 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghTo support our designation of 1986 as "The Year of the E
1771   2   9   1988   Casey               This act alone will make Pennsylvania a more competitiv
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1988#
2085   2   7   1989   Casey               I propose a 22 percent increase to support
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1989# the Partnersh
2435   2   6   1990   Casey               Our focus is on the future, and an important
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1990# part of that
2436   2   6   1990   Casey               Pennsylvania already ranks fourth in the nation in the nu
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1990#
2437   2   6   1990   Casey               Our advanced technology industries are growing at a rat
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1990#
2449   2   6   1990   Casey               We're also increasing #GBA?year=1990#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806our investment in this budget in th
3060   2   9   1993   Casey               create an export 1803 #GBA?year=1993#
                                PA House Legislative Journal promotion program so that our compa
3527   3   7   1995   Ridge               Targeting promising industries in Pennsylvania's world-c
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1803 #GBA?year=1995#
3528   3   7   1995   Ridge               I will make sure of it.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1802 #GBA?year=1995#
3529   3   7   1995   Ridge               An export team will work out of the Governor's Office.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1803 #GBA?year=1995#
3530   3   7   1995   Ridge               And we will invest, and I ask you to invest,
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1803 #GBA?year=1995# in three addit
3531   3   7   1995   Ridge               Our farms and our factories will help us create more job
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1803 #GBA?year=1995#
3667   2   6   1996   Ridge               We must Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1996#
                                PA House Legislative continue our work to make Pennsylvania a com
3727   2   6   1996   Ridge               Further delays in meaningful reform will only increase th
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1996#
3758   2   6   1996   Ridge               This budget also 1806 #GBA?year=1996#
                                PA House Legislative Journalreaffirms our willingness to compete an
3759   2   6   1996   Ridge               We will expand our presence in Asia and Latin America a
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1996#
3928   2   4   1997   Ridge               We said that the 1806 #GBA?year=1997#
                                PA House Legislative Journal quality of our jobs, and our communitie
3930   2   4   1997   Ridge               In 1995, Journal 1806 State that was losing
                                PA House Legislativewe inherited a#GBA?year=1997# jobs and bu
3936   2   4   1997   Ridge               And as a Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1997#
                                PA House Legislativeresult, the makers of Crayola Crayons in Easton
4138   2   4   1997   Ridge               And we are among the world leaders in advanced mater
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1997#
4139   2   4   1997   Ridge               Today we, we embrace innovation- just like
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1997# our parents
4142   2   4   1997   Ridge               It is designed to develop a technology policy
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1997# for our Stat
4147   2   4   1997   Ridge               As whole new sectors #GBA?year=1997#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 of our economy emerge, this annu
4154   2   4   1997   Ridge               Today, Pennsylvania competes head to head
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1997# with Ohio,
4155   2   4   1997   Ridge               This budget makes us #GBA?year=1997#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806even more competitive, improves
4156   2   4   1997   Ridge               Thorough aggressive marketing, more out-of-State emp
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1997#
4160   2   4   1997   Ridge               Exports keep people working.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1803 #GBA?year=1997#
4161   2   4   1997   Ridge               Our future success as Sate is linking to our
                                PA House Legislative Journal 1803a#GBA?year=1997# ability to se
4162   2   4   1997   Ridge             And this Journal 1803 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativebudget highlights that priority.
4190   2   4   1997   Ridge             To the members 1806 General Assembly
                              PA House Legislative Journal of the#GBA?year=1997# and to all Pen
4191   2   4   1997   Ridge             If we are Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative to be great people we must strive, in good faith
4278   2   3   1998   Ridge             We can make sure there are good jobs here
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998# when they g
4279   2   3   1998   Ridge             Technology is the next great opportunity
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#for Pennsylvan
4280   2   3   1998   Ridge             High-tech jobs are high-paying jobs.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4281   2   3   1998   Ridge             They are Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative family-sustaining jobs.
4282   2   3   1998   Ridge             The average salary for #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 a Pennsylvania high-tech worker
4283   2   3   1998   Ridge             Those are the kinds of #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 jobs we want in Pennsylvania.
4286   2   3   1998   Ridge             Pennsylvania now makes the top 10 in biotechnology, b
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4287   2   3   1998   Ridge             Top 10 is Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative good, but in Pennsylvania, we play to win.
4288   2   3   1998   Ridge             So we have written a strategy to get to number one.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4289   2   3   1998   Ridge             It is called Tech 21, and here is how this budget puts it to
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4290   2   3   1998   Ridge             First, we Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislativecall for an expansion of the net operating loss c
4291   2   3   1998   Ridge             This NOL Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative is critical to high-tech startup companies, whic
4292   2   3   1998   Ridge             Right now, Pennsylvania had the most restrictive NOL in
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4293   2   3   1998   Ridge             We are serious, and with your help, it will
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998# change.
4294   2   3   1998   Ridge             Our startup firms also #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 need capital.
4295   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is where our new #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 Pennsylvania Catalyst Fund will st
4296   2   3   1998   Ridge             Over the Journal 1806 propose Pennsylvania contribute
                              PA House Legislative next 3 years, I#GBA?year=1998#
4297   2   3   1998   Ridge             Now, taxpayers will get a good return on
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#their investme
4298   2   3   1998   Ridge             With Operation Magnet, we will focus Pennsylvania's ec
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4299   2   3   1998   Ridge             We will concentrate our resources to boost
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998# our tech-rea
4300   2   3   1998   Ridge             We will link, we will link Pennsylvania's research institut
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4301   2   3   1998   Ridge             And we will get the word out- we will get
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#the word out b
4302   2   3   1998   Ridge             Pennsylvanians will not simply dream about
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998# the Silicon V
4303   2   3   1998   Ridge             We will create our own Silicon Valleys right
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998# here.
4320   2   3   1998   Ridge             Now, a lot of people said that we were operating with a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4321   2   3   1998   Ridge             With the Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative 35 international awards and Windows Magazin
4322   2   3   1998   Ridge             When my husband travels to the Silicon Valley, he talks
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4323   2   3   1998   Ridge             His business associates jokingly say that perhaps they sh
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1998#
4647   2   2   1999   Ridge             I urge you to expand this incentive so more
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999# tech firms li
4648   2   2   1999   Ridge             But technology leadership requires more
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999#than tax cuts.
4649   2   2   1999   Ridge             To be a global competitor, we must change
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999# our 20th cen
4650   2   2   1999   Ridge             We create a Technology Investment Authority for Penns
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999#
4651   2   2   1999   Ridge             Its mission: to provide #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 custom-made financing tools for
4652   2   2   1999   Ridge             That is the message biotech firm Centocor
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999# delivered to u
4653   2   2   1999   Ridge             They said our loan, which helps build with
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999# bricks and mo
4654   2   2   1999   Ridge             Like most tech companies, their most important assets a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999#
4655   2   2   1999   Ridge             CEO David Holveck told us, and I quote, "ideas create job
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999#
4661   2   2   1999   Ridge             Right now a contract is binding only if signed
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999# in ink.
4662   2   2   1999   Ridge             In Pennsylvania, 1806 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journalmost electronic transactions are null an
4663   2   2   1999   Ridge             Let us change the rules to lead the pack so
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999# that Pennsylv
4664   2   2   1999   Ridge             It is estimated that in years, e-commerce
                              PA House Legislative Journal 18065#GBA?year=1999# will be a $1.3
4665   2   2   1999   Ridge             Pennsylvania should be at the center of it.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=1999#
4882   2   8   2000   Ridge             And by the way, 1806 Oracle's first State
                              PA House Legislative Journalwe are#GBA?year=2000# partner.
4889   2   8   2000   Ridge             And just Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativeas important, it will make Pennsylvania employ
4904   2   8   2000   Ridge                 You are helping us with that E-Commerce
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2000# Center of Exce
4921   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We are investing $20 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806million in e-government.
4949   2   8   2000   Ridge                 But it was not that long ago - and many of
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1800 #GBA?year=2000# you remembe
4950   2   8   2000   Ridge                 For many years, 1800 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalisolationism was our watchword.
4953   2   8   2000   Ridge                 But we have evolved - #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1800 from a State that feared world co
4954   2   8   2000   Ridge                 During my administration exports have gone
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1803 #GBA?year=2000# up 31 perc
4956   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We have Journal 1800 trade offices when
                                  PA House Legislative grown from 4#GBA?year=2000# I became Gov
4957   2   8   2000   Ridge                 This year's budget proposes two more - one
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1800 #GBA?year=2000# in Australia
4958   2   8   2000   Ridge                 You ask, Journal 1800 #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislativewhy does Pennsylvania seek a presence in thos
4959   2   8   2000   Ridge                 I can give you over a billion reasons.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1800 #GBA?year=2000#
4960   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Our emphasis on trade as always is jobs.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1800 #GBA?year=2000#
4961   2   8   2000   Ridge                 Now, our trade mission to London last year
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1802 #GBA?year=2000# proved the p
4968   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We have Journal to establish a plant in the
                                  PA House Legislative decided1806 #GBA?year=2000# Keystone Sta
4969   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We considered several States, and Pennsylvania stood o
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2000#
4970   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We really felt it would #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 be an excellent place for our new
4971   2   8   2000   Ridge                 The congressional delegation, including Senators Specte
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2000#
4972   2   8   2000   Ridge                 In fact, Governor, we #GBA?year=2000#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806are so impressed with Pennsylvani
4973   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We have Journal placed manufacturing contracts with su
                                  PA House Legislative already 1806 #GBA?year=2000#
4974   2   8   2000   Ridge                 We are very excited about this new venture
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2000# and look for
4986   2   8   2000   Ridge                 That, together with the facilities, decided
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2000# us to go for Pe
5270   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Six years Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative ago I asked you to work with me to make Penn
5336   2   6   2001   Ridge                 A great State seeks our global partners, views the entire
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1800 #GBA?year=2001#
5337   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Every day barriers and #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1803 borders mean less and less, and r
5338   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Last fall 40 companies #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1803 joined me on our biggest trade m
5339   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We visited three 1800 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal nations reaching for greatness themsel
5340   2   6   2001   Ridge                 In that 9-day trip, those 40 businesses made
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1803 #GBA?year=2001# 850 face-to
5341   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Pennsylvania is introducing itself to the world, and the w
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1803 #GBA?year=2001#
5342   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We now Journal overseas trade offices, more than any
                                  PA House Legislativehave 17 1803 #GBA?year=2001#
5343   2   6   2001   Ridge                 And that Journal 1803 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative is part of the reason why exports are up 33 per
5346   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Greatness requires that government be fluent in the lan
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2001#
5347   2   6   2001   Ridge                 In all, our budget contains over $46 million
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2001# to continue t
5348   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We have Journal 1806 $300 million already
                                  PA House Legislative invested over #GBA?year=2001# in this effor
5402   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Companies tell us they want to stay in Pennsylvania, but
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2001#
5649   2   6   2001   Ridge                 I asked us to work together to make Pennsylvania a lead
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2001#
5827   2   5   2002   Schweiker             We are here to compete, and we are here
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2002# to win.
5900   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Perhaps Journal 1806 other single factor,
                                  PA House Legislativemore than any#GBA?year=2002# technology w
5901   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Since 1995 we have invested hundreds of
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2002# millions of dol
5902   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Consider Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative this: 7 years ago, there were only 5,000 compu
5903   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Check now.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2002#
5904   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Today, there are 1806 than 50,000 powered
                                  PA House Legislative Journal more #GBA?year=2002# up.
5905   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Ten years ago, Pennsylvania was still known
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2002# for rivets an
5906   2   5   2002   Schweiker             Well, today we are a hotspot for technology,
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2002# ranked in t
6291   3   4   2003   Rendell               But                 1806 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport we can no longer close our eyes to the fact that, on
7024   2   3   2004   Rendell               We are building mighty competitors in this
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2004# global race fo
7025   2   3   2004   Rendell               Most of our strongest #GBA?year=2004#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 competitors are far away - as far a
7026   2   3   2004   Rendell               Other major contenders are right next door
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806 #GBA?year=2004# in New Jerse
7027   2   3   2004   Rendell               Pennsylvania is in the #GBA?year=2004#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 1806fight for economic standing and w
7496   2   8   2006   Rendell             Second, we will propose a series of major new investme
                                PA Powerport                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
7571   2   8   2006   Rendell             When we talk about Pennsylvania becoming a world lea
                                PA Powerport                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
7572   2   8   2006   Rendell             More               1803 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport than $18 billion worth of goods, primarily manufa
7573   2   8   2006   Rendell             If Pennsylvania were a nation, separate and apart from t
                                PA Powerport                 1800 #GBA?year=2006#
7574   2   8   2006   Rendell             Thinking of it another way, our gross state output last ye
                                PA Powerport                 1803 #GBA?year=2006#
7575   2   8   2006   Rendell             Ours               1806 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport is a large and diverse economy, and today there is
7576   2   8   2006   Rendell             Many of our companies want to enter the global market
                                PA Powerport                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
7577   2   8   2006   Rendell             If we               their efforts to reach these markets, w
                                PA Powerport can support1800 #GBA?year=2006#
7578   2   8   2006   Rendell             As                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport part of my commitment to make strategic investmen
7579   2   8   2006   Rendell             First,             1806 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport World Trade PA will increase access to information
7580   2   8   2006   Rendell             Small              1803 firms with export
                                PA Powerport and medium-size#GBA?year=2006#potential do no
7581   2   8   2006   Rendell             The                PA Operations Center will
                                PA Powerport World Trade 1802 #GBA?year=2006# create web-b
7582   2   8   2006   Rendell             This               1802 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport “virtual” center will be available 24 hours a day to h
7583   2   8   2006   Rendell             Second, we will strategically increase Pennsylvania’s pre
                                PA Powerport                 1802 #GBA?year=2006#
7584   2   8   2006   Rendell             Third, working with local business organizations, we will
                                PA Powerport                 1803 #GBA?year=2006#
7585   2   8   2006   Rendell             Finally, World Trade PA#GBA?year=2006# of the advan
                                PA Powerport                 1803 will make the most
7586   2   8   2006   Rendell             These students – 1803 #GBA?year=2006# – represent
                                PA Powerport                 more than 22,000 of them
7587   2   8   2006   Rendell             So                 a global “business alumni”
                                PA Powerport we will create 1899 #GBA?year=2006# network to
7588   2   8   2006   Rendell             But                1800 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport no investment in the research and business opportu
7710   2   8   2006   Rendell             Olympus America, the U.S. subsidiary of Olympus Corpo
                                PA Powerport                 1804 #GBA?year=2006#
7711   2   8   2006   Rendell             Last               1806 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport year, this company moved its U.S. headquarters fro
7712   2   8   2006   Rendell             Our                business attraction resources – which I
                                PA Powerport tool chest of 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
7714   2   8   2006   Rendell             He                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport said, “In considering the right headquarters location
7715   2   8   2006   Rendell             These included the ability to attract and retain top talen
                                PA Powerport                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
7716   2   8   2006   Rendell             However, without the expanded incentives of the Keysto
                                PA Powerport                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
7717   2   8   2006   Rendell             Mark, will you please stand and be recognized for the co
                                PA Powerport                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
7718   2   8   2006   Rendell             And                 with #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport I could share1806 you over 600 examples of compa
7740   2   8   2006   Rendell             We                 1806 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport are competing against other states and countries aro
7774   2   6   2007   Rendell             And                1806 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport IBM Global Services recently reported that there wa
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                      ThornburghThornburghWe have managed to achieve this low rate of growth de
  13   3   7   1979                         Archives         2001 to achieve this low
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have also managed#GBA?year=1979# rate even in t
  14   3   7   1979                         Archives         great concern to me.
                      ThornburghThornburghThis is an area of 2001 #GBA?year=1979#
  15   3   7   1979                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghLet me assert that as soon as possible, I intend to establ
  16   3   7   1979                         Archives         2001 this with great success.
                      ThornburghThornburghOther states have done#GBA?year=1979#
  46   3   7   1979                         Archives         2002 priority than the restoration of p
                      ThornburghThornburghThere can be no higher#GBA?year=1979#
  47   3   7   1979                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis was a critical issue during my campaign for Govern
  51   3   7   1979                         Archives         2000 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghIt undermines public confidence in government, damage
  52   3   7   1979                         Archives         2002 these new measures,
                      ThornburghThornburghIf we fail to implement #GBA?year=1979# public cyni
  55   3   7   1979                         Archives         2015 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn July 1978, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stripped t
  56   3   7   1979                         Archives         2015 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe General Assembly subsequently passed legislation w
  57   3   7   1979                         Archives         2015 million to meet this
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have budgeted $15#GBA?year=1979# problem, re
  58   3   7   1979                         Archives          500 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThere are already2015 claims pending, and this number i
  59   3   7   1979                         strongly         2015 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives urge the General Assembly to take action to fu
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                      ThornburghThornburghWe have initiated merit hiring.
 117   3   7   1979                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe are thus beginning the task of restoring public confid
 145   3   7   1979                         Archives         2000 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe only non-highway capital projects included are thos
 154   3   7   1979                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn doing so, the enormous task of simplifying state gove
192   2   5   1980                         Archives         2002 reducing our payroll
                     ThornburghThornburghWe did this, in part, by #GBA?year=1980# by more tha
200   2   5   1980                         Archives         2009 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghThe appropriation of $500,000 for additional auditors in
201   2   5   1980                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghIncreased support for the Washington Office we opened
202   2   5   1980                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghThe establishment of fees more closely related to the co
203   2   5   1980                         Archives           of realistic approaches
                     ThornburghThornburghAnd the adoption2002 #GBA?year=1980#to the funding
204   2   5   1980                         Archives         2002 intend to take - such
                     ThornburghThornburghThese and other steps I#GBA?year=1980# as improvin
225   2   5   1980                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghFollowing my appointment of an Inspector General, the
239   2   5   1980                         Archives         2009 #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghClearly, we can only lose a war with ourselves.
240   2   5   1980                         Archives         bring #GBA?year=1980#
                     ThornburghThornburghClearly, we must 2009 Pennsylvania's revenue system in
328   2   5   1980                         Archives         2011 side of the aisle who
                     ThornburghThornburghThose of you on either #GBA?year=1980# made it pos
346   2   3   1981                         Archives           in a #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the third year2002 row, I'm asking this body to join m
361   2   3   1981                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe begin with some very harsh facts: *At President Cart
516   2   3   1981                         must say         2001 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives that the federal government's $111 million cu
519   2   3   1981                         Archives         2000 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghWe also have been able to squeeze out a $1.2 million in
414   2   3   1981                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghIf an efficient transportation and energy mix is vital to o
415   2   3   1981                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghOurs is far leaner, far cleaner and far more effective tha
416   2   3   1981                         Archives         2002 documented that
                     ThornburghThornburghIndeed, it has just been#GBA?year=1981# our efforts to
417   2   3   1981                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt also has been documented that through the efforts of
419   2   3   1981                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghPennsylvania government continues to be burdened wit
424   2   3   1981                         also recommend that #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives         2016 you abolish the lottery commissi
427   2   3   1981                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghSince the lottery system and the Department of Transpo
428   2   3   1981                         Archives         2016 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghWhen this administration investigated, identified and pr
429   2   3   1981                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghWhen I appointed an inspector general to root out and d
430   2   3   1981                         Archives         2002 #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghFrankly, it never occurred to me that any thinking perso
431   2   3   1981                         Archives          step #GBA?year=1981#
                     ThornburghThornburghThat's about one 2002 removed from encouraging cover
432   2   3   1981                         Archives         2002 continue to investigate, punish a
                     ThornburghThornburghBe assured that we will#GBA?year=1981#
556   2   9   1982                         Archives         2000 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghFor the fourth consecutive year, I suggest that we can do
594   2   9   1982                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghBut I also do not like the idea of losing thousands of jobs
607   2   9   1982                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghMuch has been said in recent months, in fact, of the nee
608   2   9   1982                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghThere is nothing new or partisan about that concept.
609   2   9   1982                         Archives          Constitution, and governors and legisla
                     ThornburghThornburghIt is rooted in the2001 #GBA?year=1982#
610   2   9   1982                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghIf it is true, however, that our states have seldom been a
617   2   9   1982                         propose          2000 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives that $127 million be freed of the bureaucratic
670   2   9   1982                         Archives          a Human Resources Committee of the
                     ThornburghThornburghWe have formed 2002 #GBA?year=1982#
675   2   9   1982                         Archives         2016 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghIt should be reflected, as well, in our stewardship of the
676   2   9   1982                         Archives         2016 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghTwo years ago, we moved swiftly to preserve the integri
677   2   9   1982                         Archives         2016 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghIts operations have since become more secure and profi
680   2   9   1982                         Archives         2016 it preserves the fiscal
                     ThornburghThornburghIt is responsible in that #GBA?year=1982# integrity of
690   2   9   1982                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1982#
                     ThornburghThornburghDespite our loss of Revenue Sharing under President Car
756   2   8   1983                         Archives         2000 have not been forced to enact m
                     ThornburghThornburghUnlike other states, we#GBA?year=1983#
802   2   8   1983                         propose          2016 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives that it be funded with a temporary reserve of
881   2   8   1983                         Archives         2000 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghOne of those challenges, of course, is to continue to pro
886   2   8   1983                         have been        2001 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives insisting, and I shall continue to insist, that s
888   2   8   1983                         Archives         vicious cycle - one in which
                     ThornburghThornburghThey complete a 2001 #GBA?year=1983# recessionar
890   2   8   1983                         Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghObviously, the federal system is ripe for reform.
891   2   8   1983                         will be seeking your help as we press for that reform in
                     ThornburghThornburghI Archives         2001 #GBA?year=1983#
895   2   8   1983                         Archives         2004 #GBA?year=1983#
                     ThornburghThornburghThe cost of our two major public employee pension syst
 896   2   8   1983                         Archives         2004 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThese soaring expenditures represent a threat to the ult
 897   2   8   1983                         Archives         2004 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghTo prevent that threat from becoming a promise, I sugge
 900   2   8   1983                         therefore        2004 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives recommend a raise of about one percentage
 901   2   8   1983                         Archives         2004 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe are determined to protect the retirement rights of a
 902   2   8   1983                         Archives         2004 must begin with the
                      ThornburghThornburghTo do so, however, we #GBA?year=1983# survival of th
1020   2   7   1984                         Archives         the impetus for reducing
                      ThornburghThornburghThat resolve was 2004 #GBA?year=1984# a once-bloate
1032   2   7   1984                         Archives         2004 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs you know, it often has been suggested that out publi
1033   2   7   1984                         Archives         2004 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs you also know, I have opposed, and I will always oppo
1034   2   7   1984                         believe,         2004 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives however, that careful legislation, authorizing t
1133   2   7   1984                         am also          2004 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives recommending that the general fund be tappe
1162   2   7   1984                         Archives         look #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghClearly, we must 2016elsewhere for funding, and I sugge
1358   2   5   1985                         Archives          to discuss a wasteful, mismanaged and
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have not had2000 #GBA?year=1985#
1373   2   4   1986                         Archives         2000 #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghweakened by poor management which squandered too
1375   2   4   1986                         Archives           an epidemic of public corruption.
                      ThornburghThornburghand weakened by2002 #GBA?year=1986#
1380   2   4   1986                         Archives         because we restored integrity and self
                      ThornburghThornburghOur pride is back 2002 #GBA?year=1986#
1532   3   3   1987   Casey               Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, the distinguished President
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1987#
1533   3   3   1987   Casey               I spoke that day 2000 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journalof the partnership's great agenda- creat
1534   3   3   1987   Casey               Then, as Journal 2000 went to work.
                                PA House Legislativepromised, we #GBA?year=1987#
1535   3   3   1987   Casey               And now Journal 2005 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative almost completely assembled are the men and
1539   3   3   1987   Casey               The State Senate and #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2099I dealt together and the State Sena
1547   3   3   1987   Casey               We uncovered the hidden fiscal crisis in the
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1987# Lottery Fund
1620   3   3   1987   Casey               We must Journal 2016 truthfully and realistically with th
                                PA House Legislative begin to deal #GBA?year=1987#
1621   3   3   1987   Casey               Budgets Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislativecannot use inflated sales figures that cannot be
1622   3   3   1987   Casey               Program Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative expenditures must not be underestimated.
1624   3   3   1987   Casey               We must Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative not attempt to finance more from the Lottery
1635   3   3   1987   Casey               Nothing in this budget, however, and none
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1987# of the stopga
1692   2   9   1988   Casey               That means paying teachers more money;
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1988#
1693   2   9   1988   Casey               it means Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative according them true professional status, and al
1694   2   9   1988   Casey               Here is how we do it: #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2004Use State dollars to raise the minim
1803   2   9   1988   Casey               In the past year, 2016 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journalwe also began to restore fiscal integrity
1838   2   7   1989   Casey               I gave you my assessment of the historic achievements o
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1989#
1876   2   7   1989   Casey               We'll be Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislativeable to respond because, together, over the las
1877   2   7   1989   Casey               That’s been our approach in the past two
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1989# budgets, and i
1878   2   7   1989   Casey               We're a state that's solvent.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1989#
1964   2   7   1989   Casey               In the coming fiscal year, I propose that we
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1989# transfer $20
2049   2   7   1989   Casey               half leave within 2004 years because there's so little sa
                                PA House Legislative Journal seven #GBA?year=1989#
2050   2   7   1989   Casey               We've adopted the lead recommendations
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1989# of the Carne
2051   2   7   1989   Casey               This year, I propose we take the next steps:
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1989# first, I recom
2052   2   7   1989   Casey               Second, to enhance teacher professionalism, we'll open
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1989#
2053   2   7   1989   Casey               Third, we'll increase our teacher loan forgiveness progra
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1989#
2153   2   6   1990   Casey               Tight controls over the state payroll and the
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1990# size of gove
2155   2   6   1990   Casey               We've had to face declining Federal support
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1990# and the nee
2190   2   6   1990   Casey               We're not going 2004 #GBA?year=1990#
                                PA House Legislative Journalto increase the size of government or th
2289   2   6   1990   Casey               We've kept the Lottery Fund solvent, too.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1990#
2290   2   6   1990   Casey               In 1987, Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1990#
                                PA House Legislativewe found almost two hundred million dollars in
2300   2   6   1990   Casey               We're one of the few #GBA?year=1990#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2001states with a program that's ready
2301   2   6   1990   Casey               President Bush says we're one of just four
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1990# states "out in
2302   2   6   1990   Casey             A plan, he says, that the rest of the country
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1990# should be fo
2369   2   6   1990   Casey             That's why we were the first administration
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1990# in twenty-fi
2371   2   6   1990   Casey             This year, I propose that the minimum starting salary be
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1990#
2452   2   6   1990   Casey             Throughout this 2004 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journaladministration, we've emphasized a str
2473   2   6   1990   Casey             I've ordered strict limits on the purchase of
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=1990# new vehicles
2474   2   6   1990   Casey             We've clamped down #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002on personnel costs, and kept spen
2476   2   6   1990   Casey             Her example should be followed this year
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1990# by all of state
2477   2   6   1990   Casey             We must Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative invest our scarce resources in people program
2510   2   6   1991   Casey             We continue to have the lowest number of
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1991# State emplo
2511   2   6   1991   Casey             And despite major new commitments that
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1991# we have mad
2513   2   6   1991   Casey             Billions, billions of dollars in lost revenue
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1991#and increased
2517   2   6   1991   Casey             I have also directed we take a hard new look
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1991# at every as
2524   2   6   1991   Casey             $30 million will be cut #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 from new personnel areas, and $1
2525   2   6   1991   Casey             We have Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative subjected every program to stern and unrelent
2526   2   6   1991   Casey             Some face outright cuts.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1991#
2527   2   6   1991   Casey             In others Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative we have discovered how we can avoid certain
2540   2   6   1991   Casey             on top of a crack epidemic which caused an
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1991# explosion in
2626   2   6   1991   Casey             First, Federal mandates have significantly
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1991# increased our
2637   2   6   1991   Casey             Even with tough 2001 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalcontrols, many of these costs will conti
2638   2   6   1991   Casey             I want to Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative talk now about our Lottery Fund.
2645   2   6   1991   Casey             We must Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative continue to keep the Lottery Fund fiscally soun
2658   2   6   1991   Casey             I will continue my long-term commitment
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1991# to keep the Lo
2660   2   6   1991   Casey             And this Journal will help the lottery even
                              PA House Legislativeyear we 2016 #GBA?year=1991# more by mov
2719   2   6   1991   Casey             We have Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative talked about better schools and new roads, wa
2720   2   6   1991   Casey             Now, these are the public investments which make our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1991#
2721   2   6   1991   Casey             While our brave 2000 men and women use
                              PA House Legislative Journalyoung #GBA?year=1991# old-fashion
2722   2   6   1991   Casey             But we are seriously handicapped in doing
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1991# that work by
2723   2   6   1991   Casey             We are the ones, the States, who must step
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1991# forward to p
2724   2   6   1991   Casey             But we will not let this #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 economic downturn turn us away
2725   2   6   1991   Casey             Instead, we are taking #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 strong decisive action.
2752   2   6   1991   Casey             in the key public 2000 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalinvestments that will be receiving new
2772   2   6   1991   Casey             But beginning today, you join me in facing
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1991# some of the m
2809   2   5   1992   Casey             And none of us-not a Governor, not a legislator, not a le
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1992#
2811   2   5   1992   Casey             Listen to Journal these facts: One, we can
                              PA House Legislative some of2000 #GBA?year=1992# no longer aff
2812   2   5   1992   Casey             And we know the case is compelling and meritorious.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1992#
2813   2   5   1992   Casey             There is no debate about that.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1992#
2814   2   5   1992   Casey             Fact number two: All levels of government
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1992# and all institu
2815   2   5   1992   Casey             That means economize.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1992#
2816   2   5   1992   Casey             It means Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative downsize.
2817   2   5   1992   Casey             It means Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative eliminate all unnecessary expenditures.
2839   2   5   1992   Casey             The second point: We #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 must live within our means.
2843   2   5   1992   Casey             Fifth: Every level of government and every
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1992# institution th
2849   2   5   1992   Casey             And eighth: Most of the programs I advocated in my Sta
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1992#
2883   2   5   1992   Casey             That is why I will 2001 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal ask the Feds to change their regulation
2902   2   5   1992   Casey             Other States have already reached that point.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1992#
2904   2   5   1992   Casey             No branch of government is immune from
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1992# the discipline
2905   2   5   1992   Casey             Too many people have come to take for granted big ann
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1992#
2906   2   5   1992   Casey             It is as simple as 2002
                              PA House Legislative Journalthat. #GBA?year=1992#
2941   2   5   1992   Casey             We have Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative talked about living within our means, about co
3014   2   9   1993   Casey             Of this amount - 2001 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journaland I want you to understand this- of th
3033   2   9   1993   Casey             By paying only for what we need, rather than for what s
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1993#
3034   2   9   1993   Casey             We can afford what we need, but we cannot
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1993# afford all th
3035   2   9   1993   Casey             By reducing the cost of government, by maximizing the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1993#
3037   2   9   1993   Casey             A State can make no more productive investment than i
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1993#
3038   2   9   1993   Casey             And that Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative is exactly what I decided to do.
3039   2   9   1993   Casey             Faced with stark 2000 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalchoices which confronted me, I believe
3181   2   9   1993   Casey             I have the pleasure of #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2016 telling you today that because of w
3182   2   9   1993   Casey             When I took office, $170 million from the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1993# Lottery Fund w
3224   2   8   1994   Casey             But the tax increase came only after I cut
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1994#$800 million fr
3232   2   8   1994   Casey             It was this record of strong fiscal management which dre
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1994#
3239   2   8   1994   Casey             minimum teacher salaries were raised for
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1994# the first time
3373   2   8   1994   Casey             In 1987, Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativethe Lottery Fund was on a collision course with
3377   2   8   1994   Casey             This is one of the major reasons the Lottery
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2016 #GBA?year=1994# Fund is now
3417   2   8   1994   Casey             there is no administrative cost;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1994#
3418   2   8   1994   Casey             there is no overhead.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1994#
3421   2   8   1994   Casey             And by the way, 2001 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthe Feds ought to be doing the same th
3426   2   8   1994   Casey             That is good policy, not just here but in Washington.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1994#
3454   3   7   1995   Ridge             Government must do #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000the same.
3456   3   7   1995   Ridge             I define the basic responsibilities as these:
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1995# economic com
3472   3   7   1995   Ridge             Because Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislativeof such discipline, Pennsylvania will cushion the
3475   3   7   1995   Ridge             Fifteen agencies 2000 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journalhave smaller budgets;
3476   3   7   1995   Ridge             four others get no increase at all.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1995#
3480   3   7   1995   Ridge             And as you well know, #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 it is never easy to eliminate progr
3488   3   7   1995   Ridge             This budget cuts 2002 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthe Governor's Office by 10 percent, as
3489   3   7   1995   Ridge             Lt. Gov. Mark Schweiker has taken the same
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=1995# cut.
3491   3   7   1995   Ridge             And I also ask that the #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 legislature demonstrate their disc
3516   3   7   1995   Ridge             So, too, is the web of #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000government regulations.
3523   3   7   1995   Ridge             We have Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1995#
                              PA House Legislative consolidated 22 programs into 6 - favoring a m
3624   3   7   1995   Ridge             Control spending;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1995#
3669   2   6   1996   Ridge             And we must continue our work to make
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1996#Harrisburg a le
3675   2   6   1996   Ridge             And it demands accountability, not just from
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1996# those that
3676   2   6   1996   Ridge             We can no longer look to Washington for
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1996# more.
3677   2   6   1996   Ridge             We will receive less.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1996#
3678   2   6   1996   Ridge             This budget assumes that Washington will
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1996# send Pennsyl
3748   2   6   1996   Ridge             This is not about 2012 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal special interests.
3798   2   6   1996   Ridge             Send it to my desk.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1996#
3799   2   6   1996   Ridge             It is a bill would be proud to sign.
                              PA House Legislative IJournal 2001 #GBA?year=1996#
3867   2   6   1996   Ridge             Now, some in the Capitol will criticize this
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=1996# expenditure.
3876   2   6   1996   Ridge             Pennsylvanians, 2000 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journalyour State government will continue to
3881   2   6   1996   Ridge             And by the way, 2000 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journalwho said government should get bigger
3882   2   6   1996   Ridge             We should strive to be leaner, more responsive, and mo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1996#
3883   2   6   1996   Ridge             We have Journal begun this work in earnest.
                              PA House Legislative already 2000 #GBA?year=1996#
3889   2   6   1996   Ridge             With the Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative newly established money-back guarantee prog
3890   2   6   1996   Ridge             In doing Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislativeso, we introduced to government a very novel c
3891   2   6   1996   Ridge             We must Journal 2000 we can to make it
                              PA House Legislative do everything#GBA?year=1996# easier to do b
3892   2   6   1996   Ridge             We simplified tax forms.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2009 #GBA?year=1996#
3894   2   6   1996   Ridge             But there is more, much more, to be done.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1996#
3898   2   6   1996   Ridge             At the Department of #GBA?year=1996#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2012State, we begin the process of com
3899   2   6   1996   Ridge             Candidates will be able to submit their reports on disk, a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1996#
3900   2   6   1996   Ridge             And finally, this morning I signed an executive order tha
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1996#
3901   2   6   1996   Ridge             We want Journal 2002 that regulations are
                              PA House Legislative to make sure #GBA?year=1996# in plain langu
3982   2   4   1997   Ridge             Every one of these reforms has been about
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1997# people: peo
4076   2   4   1997   Ridge             In many Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativecases, the ideas and the energy are already ther
4140   2   4   1997   Ridge             And in this new Pennsylvania, innovative
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1997#people and ide
4170   2   4   1997   Ridge             And one Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativeof the best ways to do that is enhanced public d
4171   2   4   1997   Ridge             And to that end, propose $370,000 to immediately com
                              PA House Legislative JournalI2012 #GBA?year=1997#
4172   2   4   1997   Ridge             I was the Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative first statewide candidate- at least I got everybo
4173   2   4   1997   Ridge             And you Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislativemay also recall, I proposed to start the process
4174   2   4   1997   Ridge             Let us keep it in this year.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1997#
4175   2   4   1997   Ridge             The activities and expenditures of those who seek to inf
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1997#
4176   2   4   1997   Ridge             There is nothing 2012 with trying to persuade elected r
                              PA House Legislative Journalwrong#GBA?year=1997#
4177   2   4   1997   Ridge             There is nothing 2012 with trying to demonstrate and s
                              PA House Legislative Journalwrong#GBA?year=1997#
4178   2   4   1997   Ridge             There is something wrong with not disclosing those effo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1997#
4179   2   4   1997   Ridge             And I call upon the General Assembly to reform the Lobb
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1997#
4180   2   4   1997   Ridge             Send me Journal 2012 #GBA?year=1997#
                              PA House Legislative a solid bill, and I will sign it.
4187   2   4   1997   Ridge             It will dedicate its energies to better oversight, complian
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=1997#
4250   2   3   1998   Ridge             And we will invest in key areas such as job
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1998# creation, edu
4252   2   3   1998   Ridge             That is the way Pennsylvanians conduct their own mone
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1998#
4256   2   3   1998   Ridge             Responsibility is 2000 #GBA?year=1998#
                              PA House Legislative Journalone important Pennsylvania tradition.
4266   2   3   1998   Ridge             Government should do what it can to help
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1998# them.
4272   2   3   1998   Ridge             Let us face it: They need it more than government does.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1998#
4563   2   2   1999   Ridge             And recently becoming one, one of only three states to
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2009 #GBA?year=1999#
4565   2   2   1999   Ridge             And our Journal 2009 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislativebond rating has been increased by all three Wa
4573   2   2   1999   Ridge             from our Journal 2000 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Growing Greener initiative, a new way at looki
4666   2   2   1999   Ridge             Even state government will take advantage
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=1999# of the e-com
4667   2   2   1999   Ridge             Last week we signed a #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2007 contract with a Pennsylvania com
4668   2   2   1999   Ridge             We will become 2007 #GBA?year=1999#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthe first state to buy supplies using this
4669   2   2   1999   Ridge             We expect taxpayers to save millions as a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=1999# result.
4797   2   8   2000   Ridge             With your support, we have made our streets and schoo
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=2000#
4835   2   8   2000   Ridge             My friends, Pennsylvania has lost two congressional sea
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2011 #GBA?year=2000#
4836   2   8   2000   Ridge             We stand to lose two #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2011more after the upcoming national
4875   2   8   2000   Ridge             We have Journal 2000 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative built new partnerships with business, governm
4909   2   8   2000   Ridge             We will learn together #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 how governments can better serv
4920   2   8   2000   Ridge             And here is another one they will be talking
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=2000# about soon:
4928   2   8   2000   Ridge             And we will keep our pledge to post campaign finance re
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2000#
4929   2   8   2000   Ridge             Six years Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative after I electronically disclosed my campaign co
4980   2   8   2000   Ridge             When we were talking #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 the last time, as I was pointing ou
5002   2   8   2000   Ridge             And thanks to the healthy economy, our public schools w
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=2000#
5233   2   8   2000   Ridge             I believe Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislativewe can get it done - yes, even in an election yea
5234   2   8   2000   Ridge             Let us make a pledge, #GBA?year=2000#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2012let us make a pledge that the cam
5285   2   6   2001   Ridge             And the State Government is finally under
                              PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=2001# control.
5286   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The growth of government spending is nearly half of wh
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2001#
5350   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It is our 3-year project #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2002 to streamline accounting, budget
5368   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Since March of 1999, we have been working
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2001# with the Co
5369   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The Commonwealth was our first public-sector custome
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2001#
5370   2   6   2001   Ridge                 And this Journal a broad range of items,
                                  PA House Legislativeis across2007 #GBA?year=2001#everything fro
5371   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Today, Governor, we actually have a market
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2001# under way
5373   2   6   2001   Ridge                 The historical price was about $18 million,
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2001# and we are in
5374   2   6   2001   Ridge                 You can see here we have got some great
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2001# results, and so
5398   2   6   2001   Ridge                 In 1995 the Census Bureau projected Pennsylvania to lo
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2013 #GBA?year=2001#
5399   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Instead, we gained more than 230,000.
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2013 #GBA?year=2001#
5400   2   6   2001   Ridge                 It was like adding another Dauphin County
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2013 #GBA?year=2001# to the State.
5620   2   6   2001   Ridge                 A great State - and a great democracy starts
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001# with electio
5621   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Florida was a wake-up #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 call for all 50 States.
5622   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Ours is a Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislativepatchwork quilt of mechanical voting machines
5623   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Our system of elections - the basic infrastructure of our
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001#
5624   2   6   2001   Ridge                 My budget includes $8.5 million to create
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001# a statewide in
5625   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We will allow all 2012 #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journalcounties to track and share voter regist
5626   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Voters will be made more accurate, and vote fraud more
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001#
5627   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Our State Constitution #GBA?year=2001#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 says "Elections shall be free and e
5628   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Are we sure they are?
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001#
5629   2   6   2001   Ridge                 I will soon sign an executive order creating
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001# a task force t
5630   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We will partner with legislators and county
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001# officials to e
5631   2   6   2001   Ridge                 We will look at how technology and the Internet can pla
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001#
5632   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Now, already our department of State is partnering with
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001#
5635   2   6   2001   Ridge                 In the meantime, there are more elections
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001# this year - jud
5639   2   6   2001   Ridge                 Let us put the question before the people
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2012 #GBA?year=2001# of Pennsylvan
5736   2   5   2002   Schweiker             As we have seen with #GBA?year=2002#
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2005Governor Ridge, that job carries w
5739   2   5   2002   Schweiker             His expertise makes him the best man for
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2004 #GBA?year=2002# the job and th
5778   2   5   2002   Schweiker             In other words, we forced ourselves to save
                                  PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2002# more.
6100   3   4   2003   Rendell               In                 Governor has proposed
                                  PA PowerportWisconsin, the2004 #GBA?year=2003# eliminating 2,9
6110   3   4   2003   Rendell               Across the Delaware River in New Jersey, things are equ
                                  PA Powerport                 2001 #GBA?year=2003#
6137   3   4   2003   Rendell               Increasing user fees and improving revenue collection an
                                  PA Powerport                 2009 #GBA?year=2003#
6144   3   4   2003   Rendell               So                 2002 the following spending reduction
                                  PA Powerport the budget includes #GBA?year=2003#
6145   3   4   2003   Rendell               This               2000 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport ten percent cut starts with the Executive Branch an
6146   3   4   2003   Rendell               In                 2002 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerportdoing so, we anticipate not filling 1,536 existing vacan
6147   3   4   2003   Rendell               Second, I am requesting that the Legislature and the thr
                                  PA Powerport                 2000 #GBA?year=2003#
6160   3   4   2003   Rendell               Finally, the budget includes a salary freeze for all collect
                                  PA Powerport                 2004 #GBA?year=2003#
6161   3   4   2003   Rendell               We                  have the money to fund
                                  PA Powerport simply do not2004 #GBA?year=2003# pay raises, pa
6162   3   4   2003   Rendell               We                 2004 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport must also reexamine all of our employee benefits pr
6263   3   4   2003   Rendell               First              2002 must squeeze every
                                  PA Powerport and foremost, we #GBA?year=2003# nickel of effi
6264   3   4   2003   Rendell               We                 2002 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport are moving ahead on a whole range of initiatives to
6265   3   4   2003   Rendell               As                 2002 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport I said during the campaign, our goal is to over time fin
6267   3   4   2003   Rendell               And                2007 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport we are now pursuing initiatives to purchase govern
6269   3   4   2003   Rendell               Improved tax collection and coordination with the feder
                                  PA Powerport                 2009 #GBA?year=2003#
6270   3   4   2003   Rendell               And                2007 #GBA?year=2003#
                                  PA Powerport we're also asking for help from those who do busine
6271   3   4   2003   Rendell               Today I am asking all of#GBA?year=2003# to consider a
                                  PA Powerport                 2007 the state's vendors
6272   3   4   2003   Rendell               We're determined to start spending smarter in Pennsylv
                                  PA Powerport                 2002 #GBA?year=2003#
6273   3    4   2003   Rendell             Whether these initiatives generate savings large or smal
                                 PA Powerport                 2002 #GBA?year=2003#
6274   3    4   2003   Rendell             That's why we're 2004 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport                 going to start strictly enforcing existing
6275   3    4   2003   Rendell             And                2007 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport why we're undertaking comprehensive, top-down r
6276   3    4   2003   Rendell             We                 2002 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport have more than 5,000 cell phones in state governme
6277   3    4   2003   Rendell             That               2007 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport makes us a huge customer, yet there's never been
6278   3    4   2003   Rendell             And                2002 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport while we're at it, when it comes to toll-free telepho
6279   3    4   2003   Rendell             I recognize that we want to make state government acc
                                 PA Powerport                 2002 #GBA?year=2003#
6280   3    4   2003   Rendell             It                  thousands of dollars per
                                 PA Powerportcosts taxpayers2002 #GBA?year=2003# year, and it's
6281   3    4   2003   Rendell             But                2002 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport even with these management and productivity initia
6282   3    4   2003   Rendell             To                 2009 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport pay for the programs and services that Pennsylvanian
6287   3    4   2003   Rendell             So                 2002 #GBA?year=2003#
                                 PA Powerport addition to increased management and productivity s
6342   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                            on the members of the General Assem
                                           Once again, I call 2011 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
6394   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                            schools are obligated to pay
                                           And because our 2004 #GBA?year=2003(2)# substantia
6616   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                            to squeeze every nickel of
                                           We will continue 2002 #GBA?year=2003(2)#waste out o
6617   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                            2007 will try to identify and
                                           I have pledged that we #GBA?year=2003(2)# implemen
6618   3   25   2003   Rendell   x                            2002 #GBA?year=2003(2)#
                                           We are determined to buy ?smarter,? to streamline the
6733   2    3   2004   Rendell             This vision propels us #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2000in a new direction that must be fu
6739   2    3   2004   Rendell             They saw Democrats and Republicans work
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004# together to
6750   2    3   2004   Rendell             We all believe that the State government
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=2004# can and must
6751   2    3   2004   Rendell             We all can show 2000 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative JournalPennsylvanians that their leaders have
6752   2    3   2004   Rendell             One of the promises I #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002made as Governor was that befor
6753   2    3   2004   Rendell             We started by instituting an across-the-board cut in gen
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
6754   2    3   2004   Rendell             We eliminated outdated programs and required departm
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
6755   2    3   2004   Rendell             Two weeks ago Auditor General Casey pointed out that
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
6757   2    3   2004   Rendell             Over the Journal 2002 management and
                                 PA House Legislative past year, our#GBA?year=2004# productivity p
6758   2    3   2004   Rendell             For example, when I took office last January,
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2004# the Commo
6759   2    3   2004   Rendell             Now, as every car owner knows, especially
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004# those on a ti
6760   2    3   2004   Rendell             Last year Journal 2002 agencies to keep
                                 PA House Legislative we instructed#GBA?year=2004#their cars till th
6761   2    3   2004   Rendell             As a result of what appears to be a small thing, the state
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
6763   2    3   2004   Rendell             This year Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative we will reduce the size of our fleet by 5 percen
6764   2    3   2004   Rendell             All told, we are eliminating nearly 600 vehicles, including
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
6767   2    3   2004   Rendell             Now we Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislativeare working on nine different "strategic sourcin
6768   2    3   2004   Rendell             Our new Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative software contract alone will save the taxpayers
6769   2    3   2004   Rendell             By December we will have completed sourcing projects
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2004#
6770   2    3   2004   Rendell             Using sound business #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002sense in government is good comm
6771   2    3   2004   Rendell             Our enhanced purchasing power will also
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004# mean savings
6772   2    3   2004   Rendell             Our newly implemented cooperative buying
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2004# program wi
6773   2    3   2004   Rendell             In effect, Journal 2007 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative this program will allow our smallest townships
6774   2    3   2004   Rendell             This year Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative we will push again to trim the fat in our spendi
6775   2    3   2004   Rendell             I am convinced that we can decrease the
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#cost of basic go
6779   2    3   2004   Rendell             We are getting our fiscal house in order.
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
6780   2    3   2004   Rendell             For example, we 2004 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journal reduced the number of State governme
6793   2    3   2004   Rendell             In the last few years, the cost of health insurance rose si
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=2004#
6797   2    3   2004   Rendell             Other States found themselves in the same
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=2004# predicamen
6810   2    3   2004   Rendell             Because Journal 2000 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislativeof the budget cuts in Massachusetts, 20 percen
6811   2    3   2004   Rendell             In stark contrast 2002 #GBA?year=2004#
                                 PA House Legislative Journalto these States, here in Pennsylvania w
6812   2    3   2004   Rendell             Our willingness to work together to restrain
                                 PA House Legislative Journal 2002 #GBA?year=2004# governmen
6863   2   3   2004   Rendell             Pennsylvania stands to lose $721 million in
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2001 #GBA?year=2004# Federal fund
7018   2   3   2004   Rendell             We all should be worried that Brookings Institution foun
                                PA House Legislative Journal 2000 #GBA?year=2004#
7126   2   9   2005   Rendell             And                2002 ways for our businesses to comp
                                PA Powerport as we provide new#GBA?year=2005#
7127   2   9   2005   Rendell             As                  management and productivity initiativ
                                PA Powerport a result of our 2002 #GBA?year=2005#
7129   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 2002 million dollars a year
                                PA Powerport are generating 341 #GBA?year=2005# in operatio
7130   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 2002 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport are using hard-nosed business metrics to drive down
7131   2   9   2005   Rendell             By                 2007 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport consolidating our contracts and leveraging our purch
7133   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 to squeeze every nickel
                                PA Powerport will continue 2002 #GBA?year=2005#out of the cost
7134   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                   goal #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport exceeded our2002 of a five percent reduction in the
7135   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 2007 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport used to pay the Social Security Administration 31 mi
7136   2   9   2005   Rendell             Now                2007 for less than 6 million dollars a y
                                PA Powerport we do it ourselves#GBA?year=2005#
7137   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 2007 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport reevaluated our telephone contracts.
7138   2   9   2005   Rendell             As                 2007 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport a result we shut down nearly 3,000 unused phone lin
7139   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 2009 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport saw a 14 percent increase over 2003 for taxpayers f
7140   2   9   2005   Rendell             And                savings are expected this
                                PA Powerport more online 2002 #GBA?year=2005# year.
7142   2   9   2005   Rendell             Today, without furloughs or layoffs of any kind, we have
                                PA Powerport                 2002 #GBA?year=2005#
7143   2   9   2005   Rendell             That’s a savings of 160 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport                 2002 million dollars annually, without
7146   2   9   2005   Rendell             Clearly, Pennsylvania taxpayers win when we run govern
                                PA Powerport                 2002 #GBA?year=2005#
7147   2   9   2005   Rendell             But                is only half the job of improving Pennsy
                                PA Powerport cutting costs 2002 #GBA?year=2005#
7148   2   9   2005   Rendell             The                2009 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport other half is increasing revenues.
7149   2   9   2005   Rendell             The                 Lottery is now the third-fastest growin
                                PA Powerport Pennsylvania2016 #GBA?year=2005#
7150   2   9   2005   Rendell             Last               2016 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport October, Lottery Insights Magazine described our lo
7151   2   9   2005   Rendell             Lottery revenues 2016 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport                  are 260 million dollars beyond what w
7152   2   9   2005   Rendell             Best               2016 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport of all, the lottery is paying off like never before for
7291   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 2001 the fiscal life preserver that the
                                PA Powerport also no longer have#GBA?year=2005#
7294   2   9   2005   Rendell             The                2001 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport plan before you today is carefully crafted to replace
7300   2   9   2005   Rendell             Listen to the words of the Republican Governor of Arkan
                                PA Powerport                 2001 #GBA?year=2005#
7301   2   9   2005   Rendell             But                2001 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport people need to remember that to balance the feder
7320   2   9   2005   Rendell             Governors from red states and blue are joining together
                                PA Powerport                 2001 #GBA?year=2005#
7325   2   9   2005   Rendell             We                 2002 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerport also close this gap by making some difficult cuts in e
7370   2   9   2005   Rendell             These reforms provide #GBA?year=2005# crisis even
                                PA Powerport                 2001 a way to manage this
7426   2   9   2005   Rendell             It                 2002 #GBA?year=2005#
                                PA Powerportalso includes continued improvement in the cost-effec
7442   2   8   2006   Rendell             In                 2099 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerportthree short years, we have tackled extraordinarily diff
7443   2   8   2006   Rendell             We                 2099 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport could not have made such progress without the wit,
7444   2   8   2006   Rendell             We                 2099 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport have truly lost a great Pennsylvanian.
7479   2   8   2006   Rendell             I also             2005 confirm my nominee
                                PA Powerport ask the Senate to#GBA?year=2006# for the Pen
7497   2   8   2006   Rendell             These proposals include an unprecedented series of stra
                                PA Powerport                 2000 #GBA?year=2006#
7500   2   8   2006   Rendell             We                 2000 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport can afford these investments because we are reapin
7501   2   8   2006   Rendell             When I campaigned for#GBA?year=2006# I would cut
                                PA Powerport                 2002 governor I said that
7502   2   8   2006   Rendell             Most               2002 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport insiders told me that was impossible and most out
7503   2   8   2006   Rendell             I am               2002 today that by the
                                PA Powerport pleased to tell you#GBA?year=2006# end of this cal
7504   2   8   2006   Rendell             We                 2002 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport have achieved these operating budget cost savings b
7508   2   8   2006   Rendell             Our                2002 paid off – the Department has re
                                PA Powerport work together has #GBA?year=2006#
7518   2   8   2006   Rendell             When it comes to protecting the most vulnerable amon
                                PA Powerport                 2001 #GBA?year=2006#
7519   2   8   2006   Rendell             We                 2000 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport have continued to use the right measuring stick.
7633   2   8   2006   Rendell             But                2001 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport other states are already blazing the trail.
7634   2   8   2006   Rendell             Governor Rell of Connecticut proposed a similar effort la
                                PA Powerport                 2001 #GBA?year=2006#
7688   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                 have just outlined dramatically expand
                                PA Powerport budget that I2000 #GBA?year=2006#
7726   2   8   2006   Rendell            But                2001 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport make no mistake, what I propose in this budget occu
7727   2   8   2006   Rendell            This                into #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport budget takes2001 account enormous federal cuts to
7730   2   8   2006   Rendell            Think              2001 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport about it, Washington has the audacity to charge u
7731   2   8   2006   Rendell            The                2001 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport federal government is balancing its budget by shiftin
7732   2   8   2006   Rendell            But                2001 #GBA?year=2006#
                                PA Powerport Budget Secretary Mike Masch and I are determined
7775   2   6   2007   Rendell            At                 2002 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport a time when government spending seemed destined
7776   2   6   2007   Rendell            In                 2002 ongoing, we’ve achieved reductio
                                PA Powerporta process that is still #GBA?year=2007#
7781   2   6   2007   Rendell            They               2012 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport also demonstrated their desire for reform of both
7782   2   6   2007   Rendell            They               2012 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport want accountability, transparency and a greater sa
7783   2   6   2007   Rendell            But                2012 mistake, the people’s feelings ab
                                PA Powerport we should make no#GBA?year=2007#
7784   2   6   2007   Rendell            Led                2011 fifty-four new legislators who sit
                                PA Powerport by the spirit of the #GBA?year=2007#
7785   2   6   2007   Rendell            I look             these committees reviewing my propo
                                PA Powerport forward to 2012 #GBA?year=2007#
7799   2   6   2007   Rendell            They               2004 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport include: funding the cost of our recent successful c
7802   2   6   2007   Rendell            and                2004 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport the looming crisis of rising state pension obligations
7803   2   6   2007   Rendell            Our                2004 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport pension obligations continue to grow, and if we do n
7804   2   6   2007   Rendell            If we              in five years we will be paying an addit
                                PA Powerport do nothing, 2004 #GBA?year=2007#
7805   2   6   2007   Rendell            We                 2004 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport have a plan to meet this challenge, and we need to b
7806   2   6   2007   Rendell            I will             out to the leadership of
                                PA Powerport be reaching 2004 #GBA?year=2007#each caucus to
7808   2   6   2007   Rendell            These challenges 2000 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport                threaten the Commonwealth’s long-te
7809   2   6   2007   Rendell            They               in two major areas: first,
                                PA Powerport are focused2001 #GBA?year=2007# funding for p
7812   2   6   2007   Rendell            Let                2001 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport me briefly detail them for you: The growing list of un
7813   2   6   2007   Rendell            Among others, we have been forced to cover the cost o
                                PA Powerport                2001 #GBA?year=2007#
7814   2   6   2007   Rendell            This               2001 additional $209 million to compe
                                PA Powerport budget absorbs an#GBA?year=2007#
7817   2   6   2007   Rendell            We                 2001 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport must also fund $118 million in federally-mandated s
7818   2   6   2007   Rendell            Again               funds are on top of $221
                                PA Powerport these state2001 #GBA?year=2007# million alread
7821   2   6   2007   Rendell            This               2001 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport so-called “clawback” payment – which a number of
7823   2   6   2007   Rendell            Conscience and compassion demand that we provide se
                                PA Powerport                2001 #GBA?year=2007#
7824   2   6   2007   Rendell            And                2001 must do so.But the
                                PA Powerport by federal law, we #GBA?year=2007# point is clear
7825   2   6   2007   Rendell            This               2001 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport is an extraordinarily heavily load for us to bear, and
7842   2   6   2007   Rendell            The                2001 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport remaining portion of the sales tax increase collected
7846   2   6   2007   Rendell            We                 2001 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport must fund the obligations imposed on us by federal
7849   2   6   2007   Rendell            We                 2001 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport can either lament the difficulties that confront us, h
7852   2   6   2007   Rendell            As                 2000 #GBA?year=2007#
                                PA Powerport you know, I have already announced two important e
8245   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         To the contrary, all signs point to higher productivity lev
8250   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Recognizing that state government has become significa
8289   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         It demands the establishment of new measures to provi
8292   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         And it relies on strict accountability controls for the use
8293   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         I strongly agree with the sentiment voiced by a represen
8301   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         In the final analysis, good government is about finding w
8302   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        2002 job to move our Commonwealth
                                         In other words, it’s our #GBA?year=2008#
8312   2   5   2008   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2008#
                                         Because of the conditions that exist today, the people o
8317   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         so, let us take a moment
                                         But before we do2000 #GBA?year=2009# to pay tribut
8318   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        2000 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         I also note that the Steelers helped exact a measure of r
8343   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         In The Department of Public Welfare alone fiscal discipli
8344   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         Overall by the end of next year, due to new business pra
8345   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                        2004 #GBA?year=2009#
                                         To date we have not had to impose any state layoffs to r
8349   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          When adjusted for inflation, we will be spending 18% les
8384   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2031 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I also ask that in addition to our veterans, we pause to r
8385   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2031 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          and Sen. Jim Rhoades, our champion for public educatio
8388   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 despite all of the work that we ha
                                          Ladies and gentlemen, #GBA?year=2009#
8414   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2011 the current year we
                                          To reduce the deficit in#GBA?year=2009# are counting
8415   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          in the Mid-Year Budget
                                          And, as I outlined2011 #GBA?year=2009# Update, it also
8416   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2011 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The Executive Branch has made these cuts, and the Hou
8418   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2011 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I was pleased to receive a letter last week from Lieutena
8419   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2011 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I thank the Lieutenant Governor for his leadership and a
8432   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          We cannot get starry-eyed about the billions in federal r
8440   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In large part this reduction is due to the relief we hope t
8445   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2004 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Our general union agreements include pay increases nex
8447   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          All of this demands that we enact a series of painful redu
8448   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          are programs that produce
                                          To be sure, some2002 #GBA?year=2009# very little v
8449   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2000 that simply fall outside the purvi
                                          Others involve services#GBA?year=2009#
8450   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 programs that have
                                          And still others may be#GBA?year=2009# a laudable g
8452   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          But in other cases, I want to be clear that the cuts will be
8456   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Specifically, I propose to cut $395 million in spending by
8457   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          cases we are cutting terrific programs
                                          As I said, in some2002 #GBA?year=2009#
8462   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                           permanent, such as those
                                          Other cuts will be2002 #GBA?year=2009# involving pr
8474   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2004 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          For every position where I can impose a wage freeze, I h
8475   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2004 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          But more must be done to contain employee wage grow
8476   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2004 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          That is why we are currently negotiating with leaders of
8478   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 I propose reflect the
                                          And while the cuts that#GBA?year=2009# extraordina
8493   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          There is no corner on the marketplace of ideas when it c
8496   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I also call on the Legislature to enact two other initiative
8498   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2004 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          At this rate, government is far and away the largest emp
8512   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2004 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          Secondly, last session, the House Education Committee
8513   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2002 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          I am a strong proponent of moving in this direction beca
8514   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2011 act quickly to pass
                                          I urge the chambers to #GBA?year=2009# a bill that acco
8569   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 President recognizes
                                          To his great credit, the #GBA?year=2009# that the fed
8573   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          It is the right path for our country and our Commonwea
8574   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          caution us all against assuming that th
                                          But I also want to2001 #GBA?year=2009#
8576   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The stimulus money comes with definite requirements a
8578   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                          prescriptive and limits the
                                          The federal law is2001 #GBA?year=2009# amount of
8582   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          In fact, by putting federal funds toward these costs, we
8583   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          So let me say again, there are limits to the stimulus pack
8586   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          But by any measure, the federal stimulus package is terr
8587   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 of the stimulus bill
                                          But reading the details #GBA?year=2009# also compels
8588   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          First, even if we could choose to use the federal stimulu
8589   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          The federal stimulus funds go away in three short years,
8591   2   5   2009   Rendell   null                         2001 #GBA?year=2009#
                                          But, secondly there is increasing pressure in the U.S. Sen
  90   3   7   1979                         am also            333 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives proposing a $26.5 million.
  91   3   7   1979                         Archives           333 funds for state institutions for th
                      ThornburghThornburgh7.4 percent increase in #GBA?year=1979#
  92   3   7   1979                         believe            333 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archiveswe can do no less.
  96   3   7   1979                         Archives           301 Department is also
                      ThornburghThornburghIn addition, the Justice #GBA?year=1979# planning a cra
  97   3   7   1979                         Archives           301 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe conventional wisdom is that this is an unmanageabl
  98   3   7   1979                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghneither I nor the Secretary accept that view.
  99   3   7   1979                         believe           301 #GBA?year=1979#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archivesthese efforts will save money.
 199   2   5   1980                         Archives          of an additional $3.3 million to compu
                      ThornburghThornburghThe appropriation 301 #GBA?year=1980#
 282   2   5   1980                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghDecent medical care cannot be reserved for the wealthy
 283   2   5   1980                         Archives          301 to encourage the providers of su
                      ThornburghThornburghIn an effort, therefore, #GBA?year=1980#
 284   2   5   1980                         Archives          324 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghConcurrent with these efforts, I will be introducing legisl
 285   2   5   1980                         Archives          333 #GBA?year=1980#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe budget also includes $31.7 million an 18 percent inc
 478   2   3   1981                         Archives          333 this Commonwealth,
                      ThornburghThornburghNot all needy people in#GBA?year=1981# however, a
 479   2   3   1981                         Archives          victims of mental illness
                      ThornburghThornburghSome, such as the 333 #GBA?year=1981# and mental r
 480   2   3   1981                         Archives           helping people who can't
                      ThornburghThornburghWhen we speak of333 #GBA?year=1981# help thems
 481   2   3   1981                         Archives          333 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghThey have to do with the very essence of civilized societ
 482   2   3   1981                         Archives          333 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghBecause it is the right thing to do, then, this budget prov
 483   2   3   1981                         Archives          333 #GBA?year=1981#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat's 22 percent above last year's levels.
 628   2   9   1982                         Archives          325 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn the latter connection, we have both a nursing shortag
 653   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghSomething must also be done about the budget-busting
 654   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have made significant progress in attacking those po
 655   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 installation of a computerized cla
                      ThornburghThornburghWith your support, the #GBA?year=1982#
 656   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs necessary and effective as these efforts may be, how
 657   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghFederal action to reduce the rate of growth in Medicaid
 658   2   9   1982                         Archives          I have empanelled a cabinet-level Hea
                      ThornburghThornburghFor the long term, 301 #GBA?year=1982#
 659   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn the interim, however, I am proposing an eight percen
 660   2   9   1982                         also propose that334 come to grips with state-supporte
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           we #GBA?year=1982#
 661   2   9   1982                         also recommend 301 #GBA?year=1982# our reimburse
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          a $2 million increase in
 662   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghThis is more than cost-containment, of course, though it
 663   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhat we really are talking about is life, and how to susta
 664   2   9   1982                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have dedicated close to $200 million in new state fu
 665   2   9   1982                         Archives           provide another $36 million increase
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget would301 #GBA?year=1982#
 666   2   9   1982                         Archives          333 #GBA?year=1982#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have raised our support for the mentally ill and men
 667   2   9   1982                         Archives           provide another $41 million increase
                      ThornburghThornburghThis budget would333 #GBA?year=1982#
 794   2   8   1983                         Archives          301 problem, when illness or injury s
                      ThornburghThornburghWe have an immediate#GBA?year=1983#
 795   2   8   1983                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghAn immediate response is required of those of us who c
 796   2   8   1983                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghInnovative concepts advanced by members of both of o
 874   2   8   1983                         Archives          325 who seek to enter
                      ThornburghThornburghto the training of those#GBA?year=1983# our growing h
 930   2   8   1983                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghIn a related area, our medical assistance program ranks
 931   2   8   1983                         am, in fact,      301 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives recommending yet another increase, of $32
 932   2   8   1983                         Archives          323 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut in doing so, I must also ask that you anticipate furth
 933   2   8   1983                         Archives          323 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghThe alternative of a bankrupt system is simply unthinkab
 934   2   8   1983                         suggest           323 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archivesthat we closely examine, instead, the upcomin
 935   2   8   1983                         also must          reasons that have as much to do with
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives ask, for333 #GBA?year=1983#
 936   2   8   1983                         Archives          333 #GBA?year=1983#
                      ThornburghThornburghWith that understanding, I recommend that we sustain o
1108   2   7   1984                         Archives          we #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThere is still more 301can do to aid those facing health a
1109   2   7   1984                         am recommending an#GBA?year=1984# in appropria
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives          301 8.4 percent increase
1110   2   7   1984                         Archives          323 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghBut we must devote equal attention to cost-containmen
1111   2   7   1984                         Archives          323 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur health-care expenses have soared in the last 10 yea
1112   2   7   1984                         Archives           services accounted for
                      ThornburghThornburghIn-patient hospital323 #GBA?year=1984# about a third o
1113   2   7   1984                         Archives          323 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe simply must contain such expenses before they over
1114   2   7   1984                         Archives          301 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghOn the federal level, the Medicare trust fund already fac
1115   2   7   1984                         Archives           301 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghEach and every one of us here today has an obligation to
1116   2   7   1984                         Archives           301 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWe are obligated to preserve and reform our system, so
1118   2   7   1984                         Archives           324 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghWhile we have made significant progress in cutting dow
1119   2   7   1984                         Archives           323 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghThat is why we propose to implement, on July 1, a new m
1120   2   7   1984                         Archives           301 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghFor the same reasons, we also are instituting, in accorda
1121   2   7   1984                         Archives            and reasonable fees in
                      ThornburghThornburghBy establishing fair301 #GBA?year=1984# advance, and
1123   2   7   1984                         am speaking of those #GBA?year=1984#and mentally i
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives           333 mentally retarded
1124   2   7   1984                         Archives           333 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur efforts so far in this regard have enabled nearly 6,00
1125   2   7   1984                         Archives           333 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghYet, there are still individuals seeking places in society an
1130   2   7   1984                         Archives           335 #GBA?year=1984#
                      ThornburghThornburghAs you know, $100 million in lottery funds were dedicat
1323   2   5   1985                         also am            301 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives recommending a 2.7 percent increase in our m
1324   2   5   1985                         Archives           301 #GBA?year=1985#
                      ThornburghThornburghOur cost-containment measures have helped to put the
1325   2   5   1985                         Archives           323 promise to help us
                      ThornburghThornburghIn fact, those measures#GBA?year=1985# avoid as muc
1326   2   5   1985                         Archives            these cost-containment
                      ThornburghThornburghWe must continue323 #GBA?year=1985# efforts, such
1468   2   4   1986                         Archives           301 we have succeeded
                      ThornburghThornburghIn the health care field,#GBA?year=1986# in cutting ap
1474   2   4   1986                         also urge           of #GBA?year=1986#
                      ThornburghThornburghI Archives passage323the Health Care Cost Containment
1625   3   3   1987   Casey               And that Journal 300 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative is why my budget today, although proposing th
1631   3   3   1987   Casey               I believe Journal 335 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislativethis is a good beginning and an appropriate pos
1632   3   3   1987   Casey               I support Journal 335 #GBA?year=1987#
                                PA House Legislative such reenactment, and I invite you to work wit
1732   2   9   1988   Casey               If we truly believe that each child we bring
                                PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1988# into the worl
1733   2   9   1988   Casey               Last year Journal 332 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative we took action to provide first-time funding or
1734   2   9   1988   Casey               I was the Journal 332 #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative first Governor to send you a budget with State
1735   2   9   1988   Casey               We doubled State funds for maternal and
                                PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1988# child health cl
1737   2   9   1988   Casey               And we started Healthy Beginnings, which
                                PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1988# will expand fu
1738   2   9   1988   Casey               When fully implemented, Healthy Beginnings will signific
                                PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1988#
1739   2   9   1988   Casey               But today I ask you to #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 332 do even more, because we know
1741   2   9   1988   Casey               in prenatal and postnatal health care;
                                PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1988#
1743   2   9   1988   Casey               in community vaccination programs;
                                PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1988#
1806   2   9   1988   Casey               Most importantly, in a #GBA?year=1988#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 301 landmark expansion of our comm
1892   2   7   1989   Casey               Drugs and addiction are the single greatest
                                PA House Legislative Journal 343 #GBA?year=1989# threat to fam
1893   2   7   1989   Casey               It's almost impossible #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 343to overstate the problem.
1894   2   7   1989   Casey               An estimated 700,000 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal 343 of our men, women and children
1896   2   7   1989   Casey               And a young generation of the urban poor
                                PA House Legislative Journal 343 #GBA?year=1989# that's being d
1897   2   7   1989   Casey               It's time Journal 343 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislativeto end the violence-right now and salvage the h
1898   2   7   1989   Casey               I'm issuing a call arms today, to every branch of gover
                                PA House Legislative Journalto343 #GBA?year=1989#
1910   2   7   1989   Casey               The real Journal lasting solution is to cut
                                PA House Legislativehope and 344 #GBA?year=1989# the demand f
1911   2   7   1989   Casey               That means recommitting this government
                                PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1989# to help sick p
1912   2   7   1989   Casey               And it means helping the next generation
                                PA House Legislative Journal 344 #GBA?year=1989# avoid addictio
1913   2   7   1989   Casey               This budget recommends that we spend almost $80 mill
                                PA House Legislative Journal 344 #GBA?year=1989#
1914   2   7   1989   Casey               Our top priority is 344 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal to make sure our kids don't get hooke
1915   2   7   1989   Casey               In the last two years, Pennsylvania became
                                PA House Legislative Journal 343 #GBA?year=1989# one of the fi
1918   2   7   1989   Casey               With another $2 300 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journal million we'll double our investment in n
1919   2   7   1989   Casey               And we'll spend 332 million to make over
                                PA House Legislative Journal$2.25 #GBA?year=1989# old facilities
1920   2   7   1989   Casey               We'll provide an 344 #GBA?year=1989#
                                PA House Legislative Journalextra $1.5 million for Medical Assistanc
1921   2   7   1989   Casey               And we'll help 4,000 more prison inmates
                                PA House Legislative Journal 344 #GBA?year=1989# break their ad
1928   2   7   1989   Casey               AIDS is another affliction of the 80s much
                                PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989# of it drug-rela
1929   2   7   1989   Casey               We're ready to meet the challenge.
                                PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989#
1930   2   7   1989   Casey             I call on the General Assembly to increase
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989# our direct AID
1931   2   7   1989   Casey             AIDS touches every segment of our society.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989#
1932   2   7   1989   Casey             Cases are reported in #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 33159 of our 67 counties.
1933   2   7   1989   Casey             In just eight years, AIDS has killed 1,323 people in Penns
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989#
1934   2   7   1989   Casey             What's more frightening is that thousands
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989# more men, w
1935   2   7   1989   Casey             Last year, we set 331 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal up a special AIDS unit in the Health Dep
1936   2   7   1989   Casey             We became the 331 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journalfirst state to require mandatory AIDS ed
1937   2   7   1989   Casey             We provided free 331 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal testing and counseling to nearly 60,00
1938   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll continue these services;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989#
1939   2   7   1989   Casey             and much more: A 50 percent increase
                              PA House Legislative Journal * 331 #GBA?year=1989#in Health Depa
1940   2   7   1989   Casey             * Nearly Journal 331 provide the life-prolonging drug
                              PA House Legislative$2.5 million to#GBA?year=1989#
1941   2   7   1989   Casey             * Nearly Journal for #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative$900,000 331 medical service to the growing nu
1942   2   7   1989   Casey             In addition, there's 3.5 million in federal dollars for drug
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989#
1943   2   7   1989   Casey             Plus more than $6 million that we'll spend
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1989# on state Med
1945   2   7   1989   Casey             Among those who depend on us the most
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 #GBA?year=1989# for daily supp
1946   2   7   1989   Casey             I propose a total 333 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal increase of more than $31.5 million for
1947   2   7   1989   Casey             For community-based #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 mental retardation programs, I re
1948   2   7   1989   Casey             And to encourage 334 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the families who care for their loved o
1949   2   7   1989   Casey             For community mental health services, I propose more t
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 #GBA?year=1989#
1953   2   7   1989   Casey             And, to combat the tragedy of teen suicides,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 #GBA?year=1989# I urge you t
1956   2   7   1989   Casey             We must Journal 334 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative prepare now for their future long-term care ne
1968   2   7   1989   Casey             Thousands of older couples in Pennsylvania
                              PA House Legislative Journal 334 #GBA?year=1989# are trapped
1969   2   7   1989   Casey             Under a rigid and 334 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal unforgiving federal system, neither sp
1973   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll spend over 334 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal $10 million more this year so more old
1974   2   7   1989   Casey             And the spouses-22,000 of them- will have
                              PA House Legislative Journal 334 #GBA?year=1989# enough of th
1978   2   7   1989   Casey             And to make sure 301 get the health care
                              PA House Legislative Journal they #GBA?year=1989# they need, I p
1979   2   7   1989   Casey             Healthy Beginnings reduces infant mortality
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1989# and preven
1980   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll open the program to 30,000 more kids
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1989# this year.
1981   2   7   1989   Casey             And we'll expand 332 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal another program to prevent infant mo
1982   2   7   1989   Casey             With more than 332 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal$1 million, we'll provide prenatal case m
1983   2   7   1989   Casey             This'll also be the 301 #GBA?year=1989#
                              PA House Legislative Journal first full year that 53,000 older and dis
2002   2   7   1989   Casey             We'll invest in other ways as well, to ensure
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1989# that their ch
2013   2   7   1989   Casey             He told me that he and his wife worked with
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1989# children, bu
2168   2   6   1990   Casey             In protecting society - #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344 especially children - from the horr
2202   2   6   1990   Casey             When I took office, Pennsylvania was doing
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1990# almost noth
2203   2   6   1990   Casey             Today, we're helping hundreds of thousands
                              PA House Legislative Journal 300 #GBA?year=1990# of them liv
2204   2   6   1990   Casey             Free from disease.300 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal
2207   2   6   1990   Casey             Pennsylvania's infant mortality rate has dropped to the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1990#
2208   2   6   1990   Casey             Because Journal 332 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativewe've cared enough to make healthy babies an
2209   2   6   1990   Casey             We've invested record amounts in life-saving prenatal h
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1990#
2210   2   6   1990   Casey             Since April 1988, 332 invested a total of
                              PA House Legislative Journal we've#GBA?year=1990# 67 million sta
2211   2   6   1990   Casey             We created a new program called "Healthy
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1990# Beginnings,"
2212   2   6   1990   Casey             unborn babies;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1990#
2213   2   6   1990   Casey             new mothers and 332 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the youngest of their children.
2214   2   6   1990   Casey             This year, we'll expand Healthy Beginnings
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1990# by $16.2 mill
2215   2   6   1990   Casey             Understand what 332 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal this means: nearly 120,000 poor moth
2217   2   6   1990   Casey             Low-income families and the hospitals that
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1990# serve them a
2218   2   6   1990   Casey             That's because $1.3 billion is targeted to expanding med
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1990#
2219   2   6   1990   Casey             This investment Medical Assistance represents the se
                              PA House Legislative Journalin 301 #GBA?year=1990#
2242   2   6   1990   Casey             This year's budget continues to send a powerful and com
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 #GBA?year=1990#
2252   2   6   1990   Casey             Since January 1987, we've expanded our
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 #GBA?year=1990#commitment to
2253   2   6   1990   Casey             This year, we're targeting over $367 million
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 #GBA?year=1990# to improve m
2254   2   6   1990   Casey             $39 million for costs associated with the closing of the P
                              PA House Legislative Journal 322 #GBA?year=1990#
2255   2   6   1990   Casey             an additional $5 333 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journalmillion for the mental health componen
2256   2   6   1990   Casey             Altogether, that’s 333 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal an increase of 8.8 percent over last ye
2257   2   6   1990   Casey             But all the financial support in the world won't help if we
                              PA House Legislative Journal 325 #GBA?year=1990#
2258   2   6   1990   Casey             Last year, to help 325 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal our direct care workers earn a decent
2259   2   6   1990   Casey             The first Journal 3
                              PA House Legislativeof its kind. 25 #GBA?year=1990#
2260   2   6   1990   Casey             This budget provides another $17.3 million
                              PA House Legislative Journal 325 #GBA?year=1990# to increase s
2261   2   6   1990   Casey             In addition, I'm proposing $10 million to increase the sal
                              PA House Legislative Journal 334 #GBA?year=1990#
2270   2   6   1990   Casey             The violence often inflamed by drug and alcohol abuse i
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344 #GBA?year=1990#
2279   2   6   1990   Casey             We're going to expand our Family Caregiver
                              PA House Legislative Journal 336 #GBA?year=1990# Support Pro
2280   2   6   1990   Casey             To do it, Journal 336 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativewe'll increase our investment in the program by
2281   2   6   1990   Casey             With $7.5 million, 336 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal more families than ever before will ge
2283   2   6   1990   Casey             With another $10.3 million, we'll expand
                              PA House Legislative Journal 334 #GBA?year=1990#by 20 percent,
2284   2   6   1990   Casey             Including $6.2 million #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 334so intensive in-home services can
2285   2   6   1990   Casey             And $1.6 Journal 334 down the waiting
                              PA House Legislative million to cut #GBA?year=1990#lists for attend
2286   2   6   1990   Casey             That means some 334 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1,800 older citizens will have access to
2287   2   6   1990   Casey             All in their own home.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 334 #GBA?year=1990#
2288   2   6   1990   Casey             I'm also recommending that we allocate $11.8 million to
                              PA House Legislative Journal 334 #GBA?year=1990#
2294   2   6   1990   Casey             And this Journal 334 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislativeyear, we'll transfer to the General Fund $87 mil
2295   2   6   1990   Casey             Plus, we're putting the Lottery Fund to work
                              PA House Legislative Journal 335 #GBA?year=1990# where it re
2296   2   6   1990   Casey             What's more, in 335 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journalfour years we haven't increased the am
2297   2   6   1990   Casey             But for too many, 343 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the promise of a safe and healthy life
2313   2   6   1990   Casey             We're also expanding #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344drug treatment and prevention se
2314   2   6   1990   Casey             I propose an increase #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344of over $27 million in state and fed
2315   2   6   1990   Casey             We'll expand our 332 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal nationally-acclaimed residential treatm
2316   2   6   1990   Casey             We'll continue our expansion of treatment
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1990# for the poor
2317   2   6   1990   Casey             I propose $4 million in #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344 grants to county drug and alcoho
2318   2   6   1990   Casey             And I recommend $8.6 million in state and
                              PA House Legislative Journal 343 #GBA?year=1990# federal incre
2323   2   6   1990   Casey             Drug abuse is a leading culprit in the spread
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1990# of AIDS, the
2324   2   6   1990   Casey             We've recognized 331 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the challenge and responded.
2325   2   6   1990   Casey             With this budget, 331 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal our four-year increase in AIDS spendin
2326   2   6   1990   Casey             Our state and federal #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331commitment this year includes $3
2347   2   6   1990   Casey             With $3.3 million 344 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal in state funds and new federal dollars,
2348   2   6   1990   Casey             So another 5,250 344 offenders can return
                              PA House Legislative Journal adult #GBA?year=1990# to society d
2349   2   6   1990   Casey             With nearly $1.5 344 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal million, we'll set up the state's first "bo
2350   2   6   1990   Casey             A tough physical 344 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal routine.
2351   2   6   1990   Casey             Drug education.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344 #GBA?year=1990#
2352   2   6   1990   Casey             Substance abuse 344 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal therapy.
2353   2   6   1990   Casey             A chance Journal 344 #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative to turn lives around.
2354   2   6   1990   Casey             And for the first 343 history, we'll channel $2.1 millio
                              PA House Legislative Journaltime in#GBA?year=1990#
2355   2   6   1990   Casey             And we'll use another #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 343 $4.3 million to expand follow-up d
2467   2   6   1990   Casey             to heal those who are #GBA?year=1990#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 300 sick;
2531   2   6   1991   Casey             Medical assistance, which is rising at a rate
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1991# of 21 percen
2532   2   6   1991   Casey             Hospitals and nursing #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301homes, we will save $135 million t
2601   2   6   1991   Casey             We are going to 332 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journaladd $6.6 million to our Healthy Beginnin
2602   2   6   1991   Casey             This will Journal 332 to medical care for
                              PA House Legislativeopen the door #GBA?year=1991# 32,000 additi
2607   2   6   1991   Casey             And a dollar's worth of prenatal care saves
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1991# an estimated
2619   2   6   1991   Casey             We will continue 300 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal PENNFREE's antidrug programs we so s
2620   2   6   1991   Casey             To chart course 343 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House LegislativeaJournal for the future, I have asked the Govern
2624   2   6   1991   Casey             I want to Journal about medical assistance,
                              PA House Legislative talk now 301 #GBA?year=1991# because we
2625   2   6   1991   Casey             We must Journal in runaway medical assistance costs,
                              PA House Legislative also rein 301 #GBA?year=1991#
2628   2   6   1991   Casey             Medical assistance caseloads jumped 70,000
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1991# through ju
2629   2   6   1991   Casey             And the bill is soaring #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301right along with them: up $290 mi
2630   2   6   1991   Casey             Every month we 301 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalrecalculate these totals upward.
2631   2   6   1991   Casey             But we can slow 301 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalthe numbers down without disrupting s
2632   2   6   1991   Casey             I propose to save 301 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal at least $216 million in medical assista
2634   2   6   1991   Casey             But legislation is 301 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalgoing to be needed if we are going to g
2635   2   6   1991   Casey             If we do Journal 301 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativenot put the brakes on now, the cost of medical
2636   2   6   1991   Casey             Without Journal 301 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeyour action, next year's medical assistance pric
2644   2   6   1991   Casey             With an increase 301 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal of almost $10 million- 39 percent- we a
2646   2   6   1991   Casey             We must Journal 335 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative get control over the skyrocketing costs of the P
2647   2   6   1991   Casey             If we do Journal 335 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativenot take action now, the future of the fund itse
2651   2   6   1991   Casey             First, we Journal 335 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativewill protect the eligibility of people in the PACE
2652   2   6   1991   Casey             But it will only work if #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 335 cardholders share in a higher copa
2653   2   6   1991   Casey             We will reduce the price of prescription drugs so we can
                              PA House Legislative Journal 335 #GBA?year=1991#
2654   2   6   1991   Casey             Second, I propose legislation to require drug
                              PA House Legislative Journal 335 #GBA?year=1991# manufactu
2735   2   6   1991   Casey             I recommend that we #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 341increase the tax on cigarettes.
2737   2   6   1991   Casey             Smoking Journal us #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislativeis costing341all billions of dollars every year in m
2738   2   6   1991   Casey             It is fair to ask that cigarette smoking, which
                              PA House Legislative Journal 341 #GBA?year=1991# is causing s
2739   2   6   1991   Casey             Just last week the 341 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal Federal Centers for Disease Control re
2740   2   6   1991   Casey             Cardiovascular disease remains far and away the numbe
                              PA House Legislative Journal 341 #GBA?year=1991#
2741   2   6   1991   Casey             In Pennsylvania, 341 #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journalour own public health experts estimate
2742   2   6   1991   Casey             With what has happened to health care costs in the mea
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1991#
2743   2   6   1991   Casey             At the same time, we #GBA?year=1991#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301know State medical assistance cos
2744   2   6   1991   Casey             And yet the current cigarette tax yields only
                              PA House Legislative Journal 341 #GBA?year=1991# a small frac
2745   2   6   1991   Casey             So if the Journal 341 wants to give us the
                              PA House Legislativetobacco lobby #GBA?year=1991# label of bein
2798   2   5   1992   Casey             These will be years in #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 300which the skyrocketing surge of he
2799   2   5   1992   Casey             We do not want 300
                              PA House Legislative Journalthat. #GBA?year=1992#
2800   2   5   1992   Casey             I do not want it and you do not want it, but
                              PA House Legislative Journal 300 #GBA?year=1992# we have got
2807   2   5   1992   Casey             So that is where 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journalyou find the costs, the high costs, and e
2808   2   5   1992   Casey             You will hear a lot of discussion today about
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992# medical ass
2854   2   5   1992   Casey             We will continue 332 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to support, and in some cases increase
2856   2   5   1992   Casey             I would like to move now to the subject of
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992# medical assis
2857   2   5   1992   Casey             The three biggest 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal problems we will face in balancing our
2858   2   5   1992   Casey             We have Journal 301 many as 13,000 people a month
                              PA House Legislative had to add as #GBA?year=1992#
2859   2   5   1992   Casey             And because of changes in Federal regulations, the per c
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
2860   2   5   1992   Casey             The cost Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislativeto taxpayers just exploded, not just here but ev
2861   2   5   1992   Casey             up to a billion dollars since I am Governor.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
2862   2   5   1992   Casey             That is a Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative150-percent increase in just that short period o
2863   2   5   1992   Casey             It is no wonder that this State Government,
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992# Pennsylvani
2864   2   5   1992   Casey             This is what it comes down to;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
2865   2   5   1992   Casey             let us get right to 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal the bottom line: Beginning with this bu
2866   2   5   1992   Casey             And sure, it is like 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal a high-wire act.
2867   2   5   1992   Casey             You know that.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
2868   2   5   1992   Casey             It is not easy, but 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal we have tried to walk that line in this b
2869   2   5   1992   Casey             In the medical assistance field, we are going
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992# to be saving
2870   2   5   1992   Casey             What we Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative are doing, really, is balancing control over heal
2871   2   5   1992   Casey             So we have worked with care and compassion to put tog
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
2873   2   5   1992   Casey             I am talking about cost downsizing: the nursing home re
                              PA House Legislative Journal 300 #GBA?year=1992#
2874   2   5   1992   Casey             It is a three-year 300 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journalplan, beginning right now in this budge
2875   2   5   1992   Casey             Now, that process will #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 save nearly $88 million in medica
2876   2   5   1992   Casey             But we have got 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journalto start now, because the Feds have de
2877   2   5   1992   Casey             We have Journal program very effectively
                              PA House Legislative used that301 #GBA?year=1992# in this State
2878   2   5   1992   Casey             The next Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative year it is gone.
2879   2   5   1992   Casey             Now, that change 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal alone will cost us $300 million in State
2880   2   5   1992   Casey             That is why we have to look at next year as
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992# well, becaus
2881   2   5   1992   Casey             That is why we have got to start cutting and
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992# saving this y
2882   2   5   1992   Casey             Next year will be 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal too late.
2884   2   5   1992   Casey             So we can save millions more by managed
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992# care, extendi
2885   2   5   1992   Casey             Moving to the next topic of general assistance, this budg
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
2886   2   5   1992   Casey             We did not affect 332 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal programs affecting women, children, a
2959   2   5   1992   Casey             life-giving prenatal and neonatal care;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1992#
2960   2   5   1992   Casey             newborn Journal 332 childhood immunization;
                              PA House Legislative screening and#GBA?year=1992#
2961   2   5   1992   Casey             long-term treatment for addicted mothers
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344 #GBA?year=1992# with small ch
2962   2   5   1992   Casey             funding for health insurance for young children of middl
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992#
2963   2   5   1992   Casey             pilot public health clinics in neighborhood
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1992# schools;
2964   2   5   1992   Casey             and more family 301 #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journaldoctors in city neighborhoods and rura
2968   2   5   1992   Casey             I am talking about the #GBA?year=1992#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 300 mentally ill and mentally retarded
3010   2   9   1993   Casey             astronomical increases in human services
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1993# costs, especia
3012   2   9   1993   Casey             and Washington 301 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalbureaucrats who punched a $300 millio
3015   2   9   1993   Casey             And of this increase- and this is equally important- of thi
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1993#
3016   2   9   1993   Casey             It is important that our people understand
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1993# the enormity
3017   2   9   1993   Casey             In 1989-1990 our 301 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal monthly average of people eligible for
3018   2   9   1993   Casey             By the end of the 301 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 1993-1994 fiscal year, the average num
3019   2   9   1993   Casey             That gives you some notion of the enormity
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1993# of this task
3020   2   9   1993   Casey             Now, obviously, 301 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalconfronted with these facts, something
3021   2   9   1993   Casey             So that is where 301 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalwe had to concentrate.
3022   2   9   1993   Casey             This budget proposes medical assistance
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301a#GBA?year=1993# cost-containm
3024   2   9   1993   Casey             But once Journal 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative again, I want to emphasize, programs for child
3025   2   9   1993   Casey             When you step back and take a look at the
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301 #GBA?year=1993# boxcar numb
3070   2   9   1993   Casey             With this budget, 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal our new children's health insurance pr
3071   2   9   1993   Casey             Our programs for 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal nutrition and health care, for early int
3074   2   9   1993   Casey             The budget also 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalproposes a major new program, funded
3075   2   9   1993   Casey             We are going to 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalaccomplish this in a number of ways.
3076   2   9   1993   Casey             First, funding for public awareness and outreach progr
                              PA House Legislative Journal a332 #GBA?year=1993#
3077   2   9   1993   Casey             By the end of this 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal budget year- just consider this-by the
3078   2   9   1993   Casey             that is a remarkable statement of our collective commit
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1993#
3079   2   9   1993   Casey             Second, I am recommending funding to double the num
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1993#
3080   2   9   1993   Casey             Third, to Journal 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislativeenable children with severe mental health diso
3081   2   9   1993   Casey             We are going to 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalexpand our Healthy Beginnings Plus pro
3082   2   9   1993   Casey             We are going to 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalexpand our fight to reduce the number
3083   2   9   1993   Casey             You know, in Pennsylvania we work very
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1993#hard to make s
3089   2   9   1993   Casey             And to improve the quality and the availability and the a
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1993#
3090   2   9   1993   Casey             This will Journal 332 in the Medical Assistance progra
                              PA House Legislativebe for children#GBA?year=1993#
3091   2   9   1993   Casey             By the end of 1993-94, through this program, approxima
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1993#
3092   2   9   1993   Casey             It means Journal 332 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative better health care for the children and lower co
3093   2   9   1993   Casey             We have Journal something and do it now
                              PA House Legislative got to do325 #GBA?year=1993# to attract p
3100   2   9   1993   Casey             We are going to 344 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalbe expanding in this budget our program
3101   2   9   1993   Casey             This is a new program #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344 required by legislation you passed
3102   2   9   1993   Casey             At the same time, because we are expanding the nonho
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344 #GBA?year=1993#
3103   2   9   1993   Casey             And this Journal 344 do so.
                              PA House Legislativebudget would #GBA?year=1993#
3113   2   9   1993   Casey             We are going to 331 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalcombat the scourge of AIDS by investin
3114   2   9   1993   Casey             Part of the increase is #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 $5 1/2 million for special pharmac
3115   2   9   1993   Casey             We are going to 331 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journaldirect money to help uninsured women
3116   2   9   1993   Casey             I have directed the State Department of Health to apply
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1993#
3187   2   9   1993   Casey             Now, that will mean we have got $170 million more in t
                              PA House Legislative Journal 335 #GBA?year=1993#
3188   2   9   1993   Casey             For me, this will 335 #GBA?year=1993#
                              PA House Legislative Journalbe a promise kept.
3210   2   8   1994   Casey             It meets Journal 301 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativehead-on the problems of exploding costs for he
3299   2   8   1994   Casey             Just listen to the 301 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal list: State health care centers;
3300   2   8   1994   Casey             mental health services;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 #GBA?year=1994#
3301   2   8   1994   Casey             community mental retardation services;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 333 #GBA?year=1994#
3302   2   8   1994   Casey             AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) services;
                              PA House Legislative Journal 331 #GBA?year=1994#
3303   2   8   1994   Casey             early intervention for #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332developmentally delayed children
3308   2   8   1994   Casey             in-home Journal 334 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativeservices for older Pennsylvanians;
3312   2   8   1994   Casey             nonhospital residential services for drug and
                              PA House Legislative Journal 344 #GBA?year=1994# alcohol tre
3313   2   8   1994   Casey             including Journal programs to enable mothers who are
                              PA House Legislative our new 344 #GBA?year=1994#
3315   2   8   1994   Casey             and programs to 332 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal improve maternal and child health care
3316   2   8   1994   Casey             Under a recent Federal mandate, poor children eligible f
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1994#
3317   2   8   1994   Casey             This budget increases #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332Pennsylvania's commitment to thi
3318   2   8   1994   Casey             As of September 332 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 30, 1993, the Department of Public We
3319   2   8   1994   Casey             We are now engaging #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 in an aggressive outreach program
3320   2   8   1994   Casey             Now, this same program for children expands mental he
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1994#
3322   2   8   1994   Casey             We now Journal 301 I call the Pac-Man
                              PA House Legislativecome to what #GBA?year=1994# of State budge
3323   2   8   1994   Casey             This budget commits- #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal 301now listen to this number- $2,552
3324   2   8   1994   Casey             This is, by far, the 301 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal single largest dollar increase in this bu
3326   2   8   1994   Casey             Largely because the #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journalof301 skyrocketing increases in federall
3327   2   8   1994   Casey             States have come 301 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal to realize they can no longer afford bo
3339   2   8   1994   Casey             Second, benefits 332 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal for pregnant women throughout all 9 m
3340   2   8   1994   Casey             This, too, is an expansion of the current policy which cov
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1994#
3341   2   8   1994   Casey             They have got to 332 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal be caught early.
3342   2   8   1994   Casey             You know the statistics and the studies.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1994#
3343   2   8   1994   Casey             So many Journal 332 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativepoor women never see a physician until the ve
3344   2   8   1994   Casey             It is too late then.
                              PA House Legislative Journal 332 #GBA?year=1994#
3345   2   8   1994   Casey             The child Journal 332 in serious trouble.
                              PA House Legislative is sometimes #GBA?year=1994#
3346   2   8   1994   Casey             We are going to 332 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journalcover that for the entire period of pregn
3347   2   8   1994   Casey             I think that is the 332 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislative Journal right thing to do.
3362   2   8   1994   Casey             The fifth Journal 344 #GBA?year=1994#
                              PA House Legislativecategory of people who are going to receive be
3378   2   8   1994   Casey             The stability of t