2011-12 State Budget: Funding Comparison Tables

State Republican legislative leaders and Governor Tom Corbett agreed on a 2011-12 state budget deal that spends $27.2 billion, and on Tuesday, the state Senate approved it on a 30-20 party-line vote. The bill heads to the House of Representatives next.

Much like earlier proposals, this budget plan includes deep cuts to education, health care and other cost-effective local services, while leaving much of a $550 million revenue surplus untouched.

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has done a line-by-line review of funding details and has a detailed analysis of the budget. Below is a table detailing funding levels by department.

Comparison of 2011-12 General Fund Budget Proposals

  2010-11 Available[1] 2011-12 Proposed Budget 2011-12 Budget Agreement Change from 2010-11 Available Percent Change
(Figures in $ thousands)
Governor's Office $6,400 $6,228 $6,166 ($234) -3.7%
Executive Offices 168,997 158,975 162,753 ($6,244) -3.7%
Lieutenant Governor 995 1,359 1,345 $350 35.2%
Attorney General 83,007 82,199 81,392 ($1,615) -1.9%
Auditor General 46,245 45,075 44,624 ($1,621) -3.5%
Treasury 1,023,234 1,113,193 1,093,019 $69,785 6.8%
Agriculture 93,039 87,711 133,096 $40,057 43.1%
Community and Economic Development 327,462 223,553 212,823 ($114,639) -35.0%
Conservation and Natural Resources 82,480 58,342 55,288 ($27,192) -33.0%
Corrections 1,694,319 1,880,810 1,867,022 $172,703 10.2%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 172,911 0 0 (172,911) -100.0%
Total Corrections 1,867,230 1,880,810 1,867,022 (208) 0.0%
  Total Basic Education (w/ ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization)[2] 5,776,086 5,226,142 5,354,629 (421,457) -7.3%
Education (preferred)[3] 9,244,566 9,463,118 9,693,385 448,819 4.9%
Education (non-preferred) 657,159 334,638 514,850 (142,309) -21.7%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization2 1,095,305 0 0 (1,095,305) -100.0%
Total Education 10,997,030 9,797,756 10,208,235 (788,795) -7.2%
Environmental Protection 145,486 138,224 135,426 (10,060) -6.9%
General Services 119,782 120,453 119,123 (659) -0.6%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 500 0 0 (500) -100.0%
Health[4] 233,705 295,225 224,210 (9,495) -4.1%
Health (including Tobacco Settlement Funding) 310,515 295,225 298,210 (12,305) -4.0%
Insurance 121,880 121,099 120,674 (1,206) -1.0%
Labor and Industry 86,200 72,269 71,752 (14,448) -16.8%
Military and Veterans Affairs 110,334 129,992 128,681 18,347 16.6%
Public Welfare[5] 8,858,582 11,212,103 10,560,548 1,701,966 19.2%
ARRA - FMAP 1,745,792 0 0 (1,745,792) -100.0%
Total DPW w/FMAP 10,604,374 11,212,103 10,560,548 (43,826) -0.4%
Total DPW w/FMAP and Tobacco Settlement Funding 10,803,254 11,212,103 10,723,131 (80,123) -0.7%
Revenue 189,731 197,661 193,304 3,573 1.9%
State 8,496 10,242 10,126 1,630 19.2%
Transportation 2,187 2,226 7,954 5,767 263.7%
State Police 175,568 185,578 186,728 11,160 6.4%
Civil Service Commission 1 1 1 0 0.0%
Emergency Management Agency 13,094 9,690 10,290 (2,804) -21.4%
Fish and Boat Commission 17 0 0 (17) -100.0%
State System of Higher Education 465,197 232,599 412,751 (52,446) -11.3%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 38,158 0 0 (38,158) -100.0%
Higher Education Assistance Agency 441,199 411,557 422,950 (18,249) -4.1%
Historical and Museum Commission 18,467 17,881 17,525 (942) -5.1%
Environmental Hearing Board 1,578 1,744 1,727 149 9.4%
Probation and Parole 120,578 128,115 126,835 6,257 5.2%
Public Television Network 0 0 0 0 NA
Securities Commission 1,145 1,131 1,031 (114) -10.0%
Tax Equalization Board 1,009 1,068 1,057 48 4.8%
State Employees' Retirement System 4 4 4 0 0.0%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology 8,550 9,788 10,332 1,782 20.8%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 2,326 0 0 (2,326) -100.0%
Housing Finance Agency 10,476 0 2,000 (8,476) -80.9%
Legislature 317,507 300,508 318,933 1,426 0.4%
Judiciary 276,860 276,860 298,860 22,000 7.9%
           
State Funds $25,155,536 $27,331,219 $27,248,585 2,093,049 8.3%
Federal Stimulus Funds (ARRA) $3,054,992 $0 $0 (3,054,992) -100.0%
Total Spending $28,210,528 $27,331,219 $27,248,585 (961,943) -3.4%
Total Spending including Tobacco Settlement Fund $28,486,218 $27,331,219 $27,485,168 (1,001,050) -3.5%

[1] 2010-11 Available funding contains $213 million in expenditures frozen in Aug 2010.

[2] 2010-11 Available funding includes $387.8 million in federal Education Jobs Funds that were appropriated.

[3] 2011-12 Budget Agreement contains $100 million in Accountability Block Grants that are to be funded with 2010-11 revenue surplus. This differs from the House Republican Caucus figures that count the $100 million in 2010-11 Available.  Funds will be spent in 2011-12.

[4] 2011-12 Proposed includes approximately $74 million in programs that were previously funded by the Tobacco Settlement Fund (TSF) (not enacted).

[5] 2011-12 includes approximately $190 million in programs that were previously funded by the Tobacco Settlement Fund (proposed to be rolled into GF in 2011-12).