Rendell And Legislature Come To Budget Agreement

This is news!  Pennsylvania will have a budget on time for the first time in years!  The new budget will be $28 BILLION dollars.

Overall spending was increased less than 1% and no increase in sales tax or state income tax.  Guess Harrisburg finally got the message!

Pennsylvania is expecting to receive $2.7 billion in federal economic stimulus money.  Without this money further cuts and tax increases would be necessary.

Spending was increased for healthcare and education.

Agriculture, conservation & natural resources, labor and industry, environmental protection, libraries, the governor’s office, state parks and state health care centers had their budgets cut between 6.9% – 11.7%.

The new fiscal year starts tomorrow, July 1st.

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