Pennsylvania State Budget
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.