04 - 29 - 2010 Corman says the state’s revenue is not bouncing back as hoped
(LS) In speaking to a group of constituants at the Quality Inn yesterday in Burnham, State Sen. Jake Corman reiterated that he tries to vote according to what his district wants him to. This is why there was so much give & take in the 100-plus day stalemate over last year's budget. Corman said lawmakers could have passed the budget quickly by agreeing to raise taxes but voters prefered that spending was cut. Lawmakers agreed to cutting 10% of their costs instead. He also added that revenue for this year is "not bouncing back like we'd hoped." However he did say that a recent state Supreme Court ruling does not necessitate laying off or furloughing state workers if the budget is not passed in time.