"We have to cut," says the new governor, acknowledging that they are painful.
And he slashes at higher education to the tune of 50 percent, while leaving his own operation and the bloated legislature untouched, and leaving prisons fully funded and more.
Gov. Corbett's priorities are way off and for a two-month governor this is scary.
As we pointed out in an editorial back when he presented his budget, his slashing of higher ed funding is not going to lead to a conversation. He lost that chance.
He better start looking inward at his bloated government in the Capitol and look to taxing gas companies that are all over the state.
As I've blogged before, I can't recall a governor getting a worse start. And it's the wrong time for that in Harrisburg.