Pennsylvania State Budget
It’s now seven weeks that Pennsylvania has been without a budget, and agencies that rely on state funding are starting to sweat.
Summer vacation is almost over for students across the Delaware Valley. But as schools get ready to open their doors, there is still no budget from Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf used a stop in Norristown, Montgomery County Tuesday to slam Republicans in the state legislature for creating what he calls a budget crisis for the state and failing to work with him to resolve it.
The Corbett administration has acknowledged that it’s leaving behind a dire state budget situation for Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.
In a brief afternoon session Monday, the state house wrapped up the budget by approving what’s called the fiscal code. Wrapped up in that code is a one-time, $45 million for Philadelphia schools.
On top of 19-percent cuts last year, Governor Corbett has proposed 30-percent cuts in state funding for Temple, Pitt and Penn State.
After years of talk about Pennsylvania’s mushrooming inmate population, the Corbett Administration has now scrapped plans for a $200 million prison near Pittsburgh — one of four new prisons that the state had planned to build.