State lawmakers are asking Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog to figure out how the Wolf administration spent $37.5 billion since last July 1, even though the state went six months without an approved budget. Wolf is spending as though "he has an open checkbook," a spokeswoman for Senate Republicans tells The Tribune-Review. "We're concerned about checks and balances." Lawmakers authorized a $23.4 billion budget last December. Since Jan. 1, the administration has spent about $12.8 billion, the Trib reports, citing Treasury Department data. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat like Wolf, said he's reviewing the audit request submitted by leaders in the state House and Senate, the newspaper reported.
Time to think beyond the SRC
Continental Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. Program – 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
An Overview of the Proposed 2016-2017 State Budget and Education Issues Will Be Provided By:
Representative of The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Karina Chavez, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education
Dr. Jeffrey Fuller, Superintendent, Freedom Area School District
Cheryl Kleiman, Staff Attorney, Education Law Center
Nathan Mains, Executive Director, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
While there is no registration fee, seating is limited and an RSVP is required.
PA Budget and Policy Center website
Join us for an in-depth look at the Governor's 2016-17 budget proposal, including what it means for education, health and human services, and local communities. The Summit will focus on the leading issues facing the commonwealth in 2016, with workshops, lunch, and a legislative panel discussion. Space is limited, so fill out the form below to reserve your spot at the Budget Summit.
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
House Majority Leader Rep. Dave Reed, (717) 705-7173
Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati, (717) 787-7084
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Jake Corman, (717) 787-1377