June 30th has come and gone, and while the legislature met its obligation to pass a balanced budget by the constitutionally required deadline, here we are two months later without a budget. Are you still paying taxes? I certainly am.
The state is still receiving the revenue needed to fund state agencies, service providers, and our schools. Yet there is no authorization to spend that money because Governor Wolf chose to veto a budget that was balanced, did not raise taxes, and provided increased education funding. Notably, two-thirds of the line items were funded at or above the amount that the Governor requested.