After over half a year of deliberations, many Pennsylvanians are wondering how close the state is to resolving the budget crisis and how a lack of money is going to begin to have an impact on them. March 1 will mark eight months since the fiscal year began and eight months without a complete budget. The legislature last came close to reaching an agreement with Gov. Tom Wolf in December when a no-tax increase budget that was sent to the Senate by the House earlier that month was passed in an attempt to avoid a shutdown, according to state Sen. Richard Alloway, a Republican who represents Franklin County. Wolf vetoed around $7 billion in spending which specifically targeted schools, health services, agriculture, corrections and the legislature.
- Instruction and academic programs;
- Fiscal management;
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