The House today is expected to begin debate on a $28.3 billion state spending plan for next year.
It is the House Republicans’ 2013-14 budget proposal, one of three that has been put on the table along with ones from Gov. Tom Corbett and Senate Democrats.
None of the three plans call for any increases in in broad-based taxes, such as the sales tax or personal income taxes.
Much of today’s debate is likely to focus on amendments that reflect the House Democrats’ priorities that would raise the proposed total spending level to $28.7 billion. The additional money they want to spend would be directed to K-12 and higher education and social services.