Governor Corbett Tours Johnstown Dairy, Talks Jobs and Economic Growth

Mar 10, 2011, 14:30 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today toured Galliker Dairy Company in Johnstown, highlighting his commitment to helping Pennsylvania's longstanding, family businesses grow by freeing them of the red tape associated with state government programs.

"Agriculture is our biggest industry and dairy is its biggest sector. It runs best when state government gets out of the way. And it grows best when we give it the climate to do so. That's what my budget is about; keeping away from more taxes and freeing the private sector from red tape," said Corbett.

Corbett's proposed budget 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.

"This business began as the Shreve Ice Cream Company in the downtown area. It was a family business then. In 1914, the Galliker family bought it and it's still a family business," said Corbett. "The budget I just introduced has that kind of continuity in mind. We want the Galliker Dairies of Pennsylvania to be here for our children and beyond."

Learn more about Gov. Corbett's proposed 2011-12 budget online at and choose the link for "Governor's Proposed Budget."

Media contact: Kelli Roberts, 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor