Gov. Tom Corbett this week issued his mid-year budget briefing to discuss the financial state of the Commonwealth halfway through the 2012-13 fiscal year.
Revenue collections are basically on target, just 0.6 percent above projections as of the end of November. However, economic forecasts have been lowered since June when the budget was enacted. This raises some concern about the continued strength of revenue collections for the rest of the year and for 2013-14 budget planning.
The governor and the legislature will continue to focus on controlled spending and support for core government services in the next budget cycle. The governor will present his budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year to the General Assembly in February.
Property Tax Reform Committee Says More Study Needed to Find Viable Solution
Members of the House Select Committee on Property Tax Reform issued several recommendations to the General Assembly last week but also suggested the committee be re-established in the 2013-14 session to continue its assessment of this complex problem.
The 13-member bipartisan select committee was formed as a result of House Resolution 774.
Some of the recommendations issued by the committee include:
Reintroducing legislation to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to permit a homestead and farmstead exemption of up to 100 percent of the property value.
Developing legislation to grant local taxing jurisdictions more diversified taxing options that allow revenue-neutral tax shifts in the collection of local revenues.
Reviewing all state-imposed public education requirements that are not mandated by federal statute or regulation for cost and educational value.
Please join my staff and me at one or both of our holiday open houses next month. The Bradford open house is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 17, from 2-5 p.m., and the Coudersport open house is set for Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 2-5 p.m. No RSVP is necessary. I hope you will stop by for light refreshments and a discussion of issues facing the Commonwealth and our communities in 2013.
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Third Monday Of The Month Cancer Support Groups
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Every Saturday--Austin VFD Bingo
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10-5/12/19/26 Yoga Classes At Cole Memorial
10-5 Emporium VFW Bingo
10-7 Oswayo Valley Library Herbs For Health
10-8 Galeton Library Board Meeting
10-8 Women's Night Out, Galeton
10-9,10 & 11 Goodies For Our Troops
10-9/12 Flu Clinics At Emporium & Cole Memorial
10-10 Shinglehouse Community Octoberfest
10-10 Chicken BBQ, Osceloa
10-10 Craft & Vendor Fair OFD
10-10 Harvest Dinner UMC Genesee
10-10 Free Concert Baptist Church Bradford
10-10 Fall Festival Jerome Park Elkton
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10-9/12 Flu Clinics Emporium Health Center
10-13 Vascular Screening Program Cole Memorial
10-14 Better Breathers
10-17 Potter County Township Convention
10-19 Roulette Food Pantry
10-22 God's Food Pantry
10-23/24 Haunted Hayride, Austin Dam
10-24 Yellow Ribbon 5K Run
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10-24 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament
10-25 Pink Ribbon 5K Kids Fun Run
10-27 Fall Raffle American Legion
11-1 Calling All Vendors
11-7 Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
We are excited about having our first annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at the Osceola Fire Department. Save the date - Saturday November 7th - 10 am to 2 pm. If you are interested in setting up a table the cost is $20 for a 10 x 10 space. Electric is limited and on a first come first serve basis. If you are intersted please email email@example.com or call 570-404-7692. All intersted and committed crafters/vendors need to be in by October 23rd.
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Whether you were diagnosed last week, 6 months ago, or 10 years ago, we need you to become a part of our group. Family, Friends and caregivers welcome. Contact June Buckler, Facilitator, for more information. The group is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
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