PITTSBURGH — Proposed state cuts to social service budgets could result in an additional 200 homeless people on the streets of Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter said here Thursday.
Seeking to head off that consequence, Nutter joined Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in a push to encourage legislators to make changes in the $27.1 billion state budget proposed by Gov. Corbett.
Planned reductions in state contributions toward human services, economic development, and transportation programs would blow holes in their budgets, the three elected leaders said during a joint news conference. The result would harm the quality of life in Pennsylvania’s two most populous counties, they said.