"This budget is a disgrace. We are sitting on a huge amount of money in surplus revenues and punishing students and taxpayers by refusing to use it for much-needed services," said state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, of Upper Merion, whose district includes Haverford and Radnor townships.
Democrats felt no such pride.
In a debate Thursday on cuts in aid to public schools, Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, challenged Republicans to tout this budget back in their hometowns.
"Own your cuts," Sturla scoffed. "Have a parade and say: 'I cut your school district and I'm proud of it. Good for me.'"