HARRISBURG, March 7, 2011 – State Sen. Larry Farnese will deliver the Senate Democratic Caucus’ response to Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address on March 8.

“I am honored to be chosen by my Senate Democratic colleagues to respond to Governor Corbett’s budget proposal,” Farnese said. “I believe it is important that everybody’s attention be focused on this very important budget address and what it could mean to your average, hard-working Pennsylvanian. I think our perspective on what is sure to be a very austere spending plan will generate healthy and necessary dialogue.”

Farnese is expected to discuss the Senate Democrats sound solutions to improve Pennsylvania’s economy, including their PA Works plan, which has potential to spur the creation of tens of thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania and reduce state spending by $150 million.

In choosing Sen. Farnese to provide the Democrats’ response, Floor Leader Jay Costa stated that Farnese is a strong voice for Democratic ideals and will provide an effective critique of Corbett’s spending plan.

“Pennsylvania is facing some very tough economic challenges. We need strong decisive action to pull the state back from the brink. I believe that Sen. Farnese will effectively express the common-sense solutions we have for boosting Pennsylvania’s economy and providing a better, brighter future for Pennsylvania,” said Costa.

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