YORK, Pa., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today toured Flinchbaugh Engineering, an employee-owned contract manufacturing company in York, and highlighted his commitment to growing the commonwealth's economy and helping businesses create jobs for hardworking Pennsylvanians.
"My budget is a commitment to Pennsylvania's workers. It supports our future and makes sure that workers, whether they own their business or work for someone else, have a share in the economy we are looking to build," said Corbett.
Corbett's proposed budget contains no tax or fee increases and cuts government spending by 3 percent, most of which is done by consolidating programs, targeting inefficiencies and reducing or eliminating discretionary financial grants.
The budget refocuses and streamlines the state's support of free enterprise by supporting programs that will encourage economic growth and job creation, streamlining a multitude of business incentive programs, awarding tax credits as incentives for new and creative ideas to improve business and industry, and helping to expedite permit reviews in the agriculture industry to speed up projects that create jobs for farmers.
"The biggest thing Pennsylvania can do for businesses is to keep the taxes down. I ran promising no new taxes and that's non-negotiable," said Corbett.
To learn more about the governor's budget proposal, visit www.pa.gov and choose the link for "Governor's Proposed Budget."
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor