Pennsylvania Finally Passing Its Budget … For FY 2016

Governing magazine reports on a breakthrough, of sorts, in the long standoff over Pennsylvania state budget for the fiscal year that started nearly 9 months ago.

From their coverage:

Gov. Tom Wolf said this afternoon he will allow an appropriations bill to complete this year’s state budget to become law without his signature.

The Democratic governor said he does not believe the final budget is in balance, and so will not sign his name to it. But he said he will allow it to become law so the state can “move on to face the budget challenges” of next year.

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The budget bill will become law Monday, after Mr. Wolf does not act on it Sunday, his spokesman said.

See also coverage on the County Commissioners of Pennsylvania website.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties