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Corbett's 4th budget to tout economic turnaround in Pa.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election year budget will depend on the biggest projected increase in tax collections since he took office. It'll also prescribe a large injection of money into public schools through a new grant program.

Corbett was to present his budget proposal for the fiscal year that starts July 1 in a joint address to the state Legislature late Tuesday morning.

Corbett, who will tout an economic turnaround during his term, also will look to blunt rising pension and health care costs.

Overall, Corbett will propose a $29.4 billion budget that increases spending by 3.6 percent. If enacted, it would be his biggest one-year spending increase.

A projected 4 percent increase in tax collections would be the biggest since the economy began recovering from the recession in 2009.

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