The stalemate over Pennsylvania’s 2015-2016 spending plan remains after an attempt to release funding for a series of budget line items fell short of the necessary votes this week. The fiscal year ended on June 30, 2015. A budget was passed by the General Assembly, but vetoed entirely
June 30 is a big day in Harrisburg. It is the constitutionally prescribed deadline for the General Assembly to approve a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Governor Tom Corbett signed the 2013-2014 budget with two hours to spare (read more about the governor’s highlights here
When the economy turns down, foreclosures on homes go up. Reports last week in the Central Penn Business Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer show that Pennsylvania is not exempt. Many Pennsylvanians are finding it difficult to make their monthly mortgage payments due to circumstance
“Hurry up and wait.” That is the sentiment of school choice supporters in Pennsylvania who are disappointed that the state legislature left for its summer recess on June 30 without passing school vouchers. Yet they are still hoping that legislators will soon respond to their pleas.
For the first time in nine years, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget before the June 30 constitutional deadline. The $27.15 billion spending plan holds the line on taxes and represents a 4 percent cut in spending over last year. Governor Tom Corbett signed the b
As the new governor, yesterday Tom Corbett introduced his first Commonwealth Budget proposal for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. The $27.3 billion spending plan represents a 3.1% decrease from last year. A special Budget Dashboard has been set up by the governor’s office so citizens
The highly successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program was cut by $15 million last year and was scheduled to be cut another $10 million this year; but thanks to the leadership and support of many state lawmakers, EITC will be funded at the same level as last year – $6
The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget by the constitutional deadline, June 30. Over the Fourth of July weekend, they passed the necessary fiscal code bill that outlines the revenue to pay for it. Although not exactly on time, this state budget was passed earlier th
Governor Ed Rendell will sign the 2010-2011 state budget this morning, putting the $28 billion spending plan into law. Later this afternoon he will sign the companion fiscal code bill that designates how the revenue will be generated to pay for the plan.
A disagreement over an unresolved issue in the Fiscal Code bill has created an obstacle in the final approval of the state budget. The General Assembly passed the $28.05 billion spending plan on Wednesday, June 30, but Governor Ed Rendell said he would not sign it into law until the