Details on 2010-11 Budget Agreement

The General Assembly and the Governor have agreed on a 2010-11 state budget of $28.043 billion, which includes $25.3 billion in state dollars and $2.75 billion in federal ARRA funding. Total spending is increased by 0.7% from the amount available in 2009-10. The budget plan uses fewer state dollars than were spent in 2006-07.

The budget increases funding to meet mandated expenditures for public health care and corrections.  It offsets those increases with cuts to numerous other services, including early childhood services, human service programs, environmental protection, agricultural programs, libraries and state parks. 

Governor Rendell has said budget cuts will require 1,000 state employee layoffs - and more job losses are likely to follow in local governments and the private sector as the ripple effect of these cuts are felt.

Comparison of 2010-11 Budget to Previous Years

  2007-08 Actual 2008-09 Revised1 2009-10 Available 2010-11
Gov Proposed
2010-11
Budget
Change from 2009-10 Percent Change
(Figures in $ thousands)
Governor's Office $7,559 $7,293 $6,900 $6,831 $6,383 ($517) -7.5%
Executive Offices 258,747 254,299 204,486 183,989 176,593 (27,893) -13.6%
Lieutenant Governor 1,523 1,428 1,075 1,053 993 (82) -7.6%
Attorney General 93,836 94,509 86,522 85,657 83,007 (3,515) -4.1%
Auditor General 54,018 54,520 48,303 48,070 46,245 (2,058) -4.3%
Treasury 923,352 955,348 976,221 1,071,673 1,031,434 55,213 5.7%
Aging1 4,276 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Agriculture 81,206 76,085 67,830 62,435 62,852 (4,978) -7.3%
Community and Economic Development 611,010 567,519 264,848 286,414 327,290 62,442 23.6%
Conservation and Natural Resources 116,486 113,369 92,369 91,375 82,440 (9,929) -10.7%
Corrections 1,600,181 1,605,505 1,612,329 1,749,168 1,693,956 81,627 5.1%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 0 0 172,911 172,911 172,911 0 0.0%
Education (preferred) 9,764,205 10,037,996 9,485,694 9,914,711 9,632,296 146,602 1.5%
       Basic Education (state)2 5,294,112 5,562,709 5,201,906 5,552,909 5,428,401 226,495 4.4%
Education (non-preferred) 780,293 728,020 689,233 687,659 687,161 (2,072) -0.3%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 0 35,377 707,489 707,489 707,489 0 0.0%
Environmental Protection 220,483 217,515 159,056 155,208 145,182 (13,874) -8.7%
General Services 120,515 117,868 120,175 123,249 119,615 (560) -0.5%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 0 0 500 500 500 0 0.0%
Health 297,847 272,938 239,147 232,183 232,421 (6,726) -2.8%
ARRA - FMAP 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Insurance 101,290 117,432 123,635 126,570 121,846 (1,789) -1.4%
Labor and Industry 122,775 120,650 92,045 88,961 85,807 (6,238) -6.8%
Military and Veterans Affairs 135,804 127,000 111,276 115,646 110,019 (1,257) -1.1%
Public Welfare 9,463,186 9,426,357 8,669,679 9,152,207 8,607,243 (62,436) -0.7%
ARRA - FMAP 0 0 1,776,682 1,834,729 1,833,121 56,439 3.2%
Revenue 187,838 181,509 198,602 203,881 189,655 (8,947) -4.5%
State 20,571 12,465 10,148 9,648 8,481 (1,667) -16.4%
Transportation 13,862 11,720 11,013 12,033 2,185 (8,828) -80.2%
State Police 180,882 182,305 182,664 184,697 175,568 (7,096) -3.9%
Civil Service Commission 1 1 1 1 1 0 0.0%
Emergency Management Agency 30,776 22,142 20,494 12,448 12,670 (7,824) -38.2%
Fish and Boat Commission 16 17 17 17 17 0 0.0%
State System of Higher Education 504,240 497,168 465,197 465,197 465,197 0 0.0%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 0 27,068 38,158 38,158 38,158 0 0.0%
Higher Education Assistance Agency 451,968 472,873 455,170 455,170 438,739 (16,431) -3.6%
Historical and Museum Commission 33,865 31,895 22,105 19,348 18,416 (3,689) -16.7%
Environmental Hearing Board 1,976 1,710 1,708 1,805 1,578 (130) -7.6%
Probation and Parole 109,382 111,605 117,664 125,842 120,531 2,867 2.4%
Public Television Network 13,498 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Securities Commission 2,354 1,782 1,400 1,386 1,135 (265) -18.9%
Tax Equalization Board 1,519 1,207 1,159 1,147 1,005 (154) -13.3%
State Employees' Retirement System 4 4 4 4 4 0 0.0%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology 10,930 10,293 8,550 8,550 8,550 0 0.0%
ARRA - Fiscal Stabilization 0 407 2,326 2,326 2,326 0 0.0%
Housing Finance Agency 12,250 12,234 11,000 10,890 10,476 (524) -4.8%
Legislature 334,129 330,633 303,850 301,411 304,781 931 0.3%
Judiciary 299,657 307,141 276,860 276,860 276,860 0 0.0%
               
State Funds $26,968,310 $27,084,355 $25,138,429 $26,273,394 $25,288,632 $150,203 0.6%
Federal Stimulus Funds (ARRA) $0 $62,852 $2,698,066 $2,756,113 $2,754,505 $56,439 2.1%
Total Spending $26,968,310 $27,147,207 $27,836,495 $29,029,507 $28,043,137 $206,642 0.7%
1 - Aging administrative costs moved to Lottery Fund.
2 - Basic Education figure for Enacted Budget includes funding for Education Assistance Program and PA Accountability Grants Program.

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Additional Budget Resources

Education: Table comparing Education line items in budget deal to prior two years' budgets and Governor's proposed 2010-11 budget. Includes preferred and non-preferred education line items. 

Healthcare: Table comparing Healthcare line items in budget deal to prior two years' budgets and Governor's proposed 2010-11 budget. Includes health care programs administrated by Executive Offices, Health, Insurance and Public Welfare. 

Other Selected Line Items: Table with details on other selected line items in budget deal to prior two years' budgets and Governor's proposed 2010-11 budget. Includes programs administrated by Executive Offices, Treasury, Community and Economic Development, Conservation and Natural Resources, Corrections, Environmental Protection, and Labor and Industry.

General Government Operations: Table detailing general government operations line items for each department/state agency.

All Line Items: Download a 39-page House Appropriations Committee document detailing all appropriations in the budget agreement

Basic Education Subsidies: Download a document from the House Appropriations Committee detailing basic education subsidies by school district