Rendell takes budget battle to the Internet

HARRISBURG - The state budget battle is now being waged on YouTube. Yesterday morning, Gov. Rendell began airing ads about Pennsylvania's budget crisis on the Web sites of 10 newspapers, from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. The YouTube video features a somber-looking Rendell explaining why his proposal to raise the state's personal income tax is necessary - and why an alternative budget plan being pushed by Republicans in the Senate contains, in his view, catastrophic spending cuts.

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