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When It Comes To Energy, Corbett Is Willing To Spend

Pennsylvania Gov­er­nor Tom Corbett cer­tainly can't be accused of being a big spender. The 2011 bud­get he signed into law cut more than $1 billion in state spending, reduc­ing fund­ing for nearly every state department.

This year's bud­get, final­ized last month, kept fund­ing rel­a­tively level, but reduced spend­ing for county-level pub­lic health pro­grams, among other items.

There's one excep­tion to this bare-bones phi­los­o­phy, though: the grants and tax breaks the Cor­bett Admin­is­tra­tion has directed to energy companies.

Read this full story from StateImpact Pennsylvania.