If you’re wondering why the discussion in Harrisburg is so heated over the state budget Keystone Progress has a new website where you can do it yourself. Caution: it is much harder than you think. Deciding what programs must be cut and/or what taxes to raise is much more difficult when it is put into your own hands. Do you cut public safety? Education? Economic development or children’s health care?
Do you raise the income tax or personal income tax? Better yet how would you explain your choices to the voters back home? The state deficit is so large it requires extremely difficult decisions which will affect all of the Commonwealth. Go to the website and see for yourself.