PA Budget Bill Sails Through State House

Governor Wolf Says He Supports It.

June 20, 2018 - 1:59 pm

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HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The state House has overwhelmingly approved a bill enacting a new state budget.

Unburdened by deficits that plagued recent budget seasons, the state House Wednesday debated for just a half hour before sending the budget bill, which will require no new taxes or fees, over to the Senate for consideration.

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said Tuesday that he anticipated that the budget bill would be on Governor Wolf’s desk by week’s end…

“We’re excited about the budget. We think it’s fiscally responsible. It’s just a small increase in the spend, and meets a lot of priorities, particularly in the areas of education spending, which are important… school safety spending, which is important. So we’re proud to support it.” Said Corman.

The new budget would have $100 million dollars more for basic education and $70 million dollars for school safety initiatives.

Governor Wolf says he supports it.