Pa. Senate GOP warns of possible budget impasse one week into the new fiscal year
Pennsylvania lawmakers were cautiously optimistic on Wednesday that they would reach a budget agreement with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf by the end of the week.
The clock is ticking for lawmakers, Wolf to agree on 2022-23 budget. What to know so far
Lawmakers have until midnight on Thursday to pass a spending plan that allocates billions of dollars to fund education, economic growth, community development, and human services.
In final budget address, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces $43.7B spending proposal
“We are no longer digging out of a hole. We’re ready to build,” Wolf, who vowed to leave Pennsylvania with a budget surplus at the end of his term, said during a joint session of the House and Senate.
Pa. Democrats unveil $3.75B education spending blueprint ahead of budget season
The proposal would use $2.75 billion out of the general fund and $1 billion from unspent federal American Rescue Plan funds allocated to Pennsylvania last year.
‘We’re still in the game.’ Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf praises $40.8B budget for education investments
“We’re still in the game,” he said. “We still have the ball, but I don’t think anybody — including me — has said that this is where we want to be. It’s a step.”
With a legacy at stake, Gov. Tom Wolf pushes for fair school funding
“Gov. Wolf might be gone in 18 months, but he’s not gonna be forgotten,” Rep. Matthew Bradford, of Montgomery County, the top Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, said. “His legacy is what we do on these school funding issues.”