Harrisburg, PA – Although the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved and sent the main budget bill to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf at the end of June, it still hasn’t been signed into law.
The budget is still short by $2 billion, the biggest shortfall since the recession. It’s the second year in a row that the Legislature sent a bipartisan spending bill to Wolf on time, but with no plan to pay for parts of it.
The governor has 10 days to sign the bill or let it become law without his signature, which is what he did last year.
The governor’s office says they don’t expect any interruptions in services or programs in Pennsylvania, even though there is technically no budget in effect yet.