Contact Information 

Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Fairview Office (Mondays Only)
Fairview Township Building
7471 McCray Rd., Fairview, PA
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)
1-800-770-2377

Cranesville Office (Thursdays Only)
Cranesville Borough Office
10195 John Williams Ave.
Cranesville, PA 16410
Phone: 1-800-770-2377
Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Thursday)

Capitol Office
Hon. Brad Roae
162B East Wing
Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
Phone: (717) 787-2353
Fax: 717-782-2902

E-mail:
  broae@pahousegop.com

QUESTION: Is the state House taking any steps to prevent people from publishing intimate photographs of people with whom they are no longer in a romantic relationship?
7/5/2014
QUESTION: Can you share with us some highlights in the budget approved by the state House?

ANSWER: The new budget will spend approximately $29.1 billion. There are no tax increases in the budget. The new plan represents a less than 2 percent increase in spending over last year’s budget.

Approximately 60 percent – or $300 million out of $500 million – of the spending increases are for the education part of the budget.

Titusville Area School District would receive nearly $500,000 more this year from the state than last year. The school district received approximately $17.6 million last year and would receive more than $18.1 million under the budget approved by the House.

The Department of Education would receive $10.6 billion under the budget, or more than 35 percent of the dollars in the spending plan. The University of Pittsburgh – which is the parent organization for the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville – would receive nearly $134 million. When funding for Pitt and the other three state-related universities – Penn State, Temple and Lincoln – are added to the Department of Education total, the amount of funding for education jumps to more than $11 billion.

The budget would provide more than $412 million for Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Schools – like Edinboro University and Clarion University – and also would provide nearly $400 million for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare would receive more than $11.2 billion in funding under the budget plan. Approximately 2.2 million people are currently using state medical programs. People in nursing homes, people with disabilities and the working poor are some of the Pennsylvanians who benefit from these programs. Services for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, subsidized day care and cash assistance benefits also are in this part of the budget.

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections would receive more than $2 billion in the budget, representing nearly 7 percent of the total amount to be spent. This funding would be used to fund prisons like the state correctional institutions in Cambridge Springs and Albion.

The budget would provide more than $1.1 billion to make payments toward the state’s debt.

All of the other departments would share the rest of the spending in the budget. State parks, the court system, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture, the attorney general's office, the Department of State, and a few others are among the areas that split this relatively small amount of the budget.
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