Harrisburg, PA – A new bill in the House of Representatives is aiming to find hidden money or money that wasn’t returned to the state.
Representative Cris Dush, a Republican for Jefferson and Indiana Counties, says it started more than four years ago when he and another representative were looking through the budget.
He says they found thousands of line items of unspent money, while other necessary bills for health and human services were going unpaid during the budget impasse.
The bill would create stricter rules about how money could be carried over year-to-year and would require departments to give reasons for why they are holding onto money for projects.
House Bill 920 is currently in the House of Representatives.
It would still have to be passed by the Senate and signed by the Governor to become law.
Listen to the full interview with Rep. Dush.