Community organizations protested Gov. Tom Corbett’s spending cuts to education and transportation Tuesday in Harrisburg.
The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network, along with community organizations, unions and church congregations, took buses to the state Capitol to deliver their message.
The leaders said Corbett’s cuts are destroying Pittsburgh communities and claim lawmakers need to find a better use for state tax dollars.
“They really need to take a look because that plan isn’t working,” Paston Ken Love of Kerr Presbyterian Church said.
The group also took with them postcards asking to governor to follow recommendations from the State Transportation Funding and Reform Commission.
The governor’s office released the following statement Tuesday: “Education receives $0.43 out of every dollar, and that’s more money than any other portion of the state budget. In fact, what they are calling a cut was the expected disappearance of the Obama stimulus dollars. Their objections are mistaken and their protest is at the wrong capitol.”