Governor's 2012-13 Budget: By the Numbers

February 7, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett delivered his 2012-13 state budget address to a joint session of the Legislature today.

It proposes to spend $27,138,970,000 — down from the $27,261,435,000 budget enacted in June 2011 and up slightly from the $26,938,886,000 in revised 2011-12 spending announced in the January budgetary freeze.

Below are departmental funding details for the Governor's proposal, compared to the 2010-11 and 2011-12 budgets.

Program Funding Highlights

2012-13 General Fund Governor's Budget

  2010-11 Actual[1] 2011-12 Available (Feb 12)[2] 2012-13 Governor's Budget Change from 2011-12 Available[2] Percent Change[2] Change from 2010-11 Actual Percent Change
(Figures in $ thousands)
Governor's Office $6,400 $6,504 $6,179 ($325) -5.0% ($221) -3.5%
Executive Offices 168,997 163,415 160,902 (2,513) -1.5% (8,095) -4.8%
Lieutenant Governor 995 1,345 1,278 (67) -5.0% 283 28.4%
Attorney General 83,007 81,392 78,121 (3,271) -4.0% (4,886) -5.9%
Auditor General 46,245 44,624 42,393 (2,231) -5.0% (3,852) -8.3%
Treasury 1,023,234 1,090,119 1,166,596 76,477 7.0% 143,362 14.0%
Agriculture[3] 93,039 133,096 56,268 (76,828) -57.7% (36,771) -39.5%
Community and Economic Development 327,462 212,823 211,753 (1,070) -0.5% (115,709) -35.3%
Conservation and Natural Resources 82,480 55,288 52,723 (2,565) -4.6% (29,757) -36.1%
Corrections[4] 1,867,230 1,867,022 1,867,022 0 0.0% (208) 0.0%
Drug and Alcohol Programs[5] 0 40,698 41,698 1,000 2.5% 41,698 NA
Education (preferred)[4] [6] [7] 10,308,653 9,693,385 9,923,028 229,643 2.4% (385,625) -3.7%
Education (non-preferred)[4] 688,377 514,850 367,819 (147,031) -28.6% (320,558) -46.6%
Total Education[4] [6] [7] 10,997,030 10,208,235 10,290,847 82,612 0.8% (706,183) -6.4%
Environmental Protection 145,486 135,426 124,837 (10,589) -7.8% (20,649) -14.2%
General Services[3] 120,282 119,123 117,590 (1,533) -1.3% (2,692) -2.2%
Health[4] 233,705 183,512 175,086 (8,426) -4.6% (58,619) -25.1%
Insurance 121,880 120,674 123,195 2,521 2.1% 1,315 1.1%
Labor and Industry 86,200 71,752 70,512 (1,240) -1.7% (15,688) -18.2%
Military and Veterans Affairs 110,334 128,681 122,427 (6,254) -4.9% 12,093 11.0%
Public Welfare[8] 10,604,374 10,560,548 10,530,950 (29,598) -0.3% (73,424) -0.7%
Revenue 189,731 193,304 185,136 (8,168) -4.2% (4,595) -2.4%
State 8,496 10,126 8,859 (1,267) -12.5% 363 4.3%
Transportation 2,187 7,954 3,159 (4,795) -60.3% 972 44.4%
State Police 175,568 186,728 187,030 302 0.2% 11,462 6.5%
Civil Service Commission 1 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Emergency Management Agency 13,094 25,040 29,475 4,435 17.7% 16,381 125.1%
Fish and Boat Commission 17 0 0 0 0.0% (17) -100.0%
State System of Higher Education[4] 503,355 412,751 330,201 (82,550) -20.0% (173,154) -34.4%
Higher Education Assistance Agency 441,199 422,950 395,705 (27,245) -6.4% (45,494) -10.3%
Historical and Museum Commission 18,467 17,525 16,649 (876) -5.0% (1,818) -9.8%
Environmental Hearing Board 1,578 1,727 1,727 0 0.0% 149 9.4%
Probation and Parole 120,578 126,835 131,667 4,832 3.8% 11,089 9.2%
Securities Commission[9] 1,145 1,031 0 (1,031) -100.0% (1,145) -100.0%
Tax Equalization Board[10] 1,009 1,057 0 (1,057) -100.0% (1,009) -100.0%
State Employees' Retirement System 4 4 4 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology[4] 10,876 10,332 10,332 0 0.0% (544) -5.0%
Housing Finance Agency 10,476 2,000 0 (2,000) -100.0% (10,476) -100.0%
Health Care Cost Containment Council[11] 2,710 2,683 0 (2,683) -100.0% (2,710) -100.0%
State Ethics Commission 1,786 1,768 1,680 (88) -5.0% (106) -5.9%
Legislature[12] 288,263 272,784 260,776 (12,008) -4.4% (27,487) -9.5%
Government Support Agencies 24,748 41,698 37,332 (4,366) -10.5% 12,584 50.8%
Judiciary 276,860 298,860 298,860 0 0.0% 22,000 7.9%
Total General Fund $28,210,528 $27,261,435 $27,138,970 ($122,465) -0.4% ($1,071,558) -3.8%

Endnotes

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

[2] 2011-12 Available funding as appears in the Governor's Executive budget book. In certain departments, this varies significantly than available figures issued in January 2012, which reflected the $156 million in budget freezes.

[3] 2012-13 budget decreases as Agriculture/Veterinary funding for PSU and Penn are proposed to be moved to the Race Horse Development Fund.

[4] 2010-11 figures include ARRA Fiscal Stabilization funds.

[5] New Drug and Alcohol Programs department proposed in 2012-13 budget. Expenditures from 2010-11 listed in Health Department.

[6] 2010-11 figures also include $387.8 million in Federal Education Jobs funding. Basic education subsidy not listed in this table due to changes proposed in budget.

[7] 2011-12 Available contains $100 million in Accountability Block Grant funding that were to be funded by a surplus in legislative leadership accounts. This differs from the administration figures that count the $100 million in 2010-11 Available. Funds will be spent in 2011-12.

[8] 2010-11 figures include temporary increased federal Medicaid matching funds (FMAP).

[9] Proposed to be moved to the Department of Banking in 2012-13.

[10] Proposed to be moved to Department of Community and Economic Development in 2012-13.

[11] Proposed to be moved to Department of Health in 2012-13.

[12] 2010-11 includes $11 million in House caucus administration expenses (D&R) that has not been included in previous funding tables or the 2011-12 Executive Budget. Salaries for Senators and their staff are also reported to be higher in 2010-11 than in earlier versions.