(June 30) How do we spend $29.1 billion, Pennsylvania? Here’s a look

By Charles Thompson
on June 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM, updated June 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM

An agreed-to, and Republican-authored state budget for fiscal 2014-15 is queued up for final passage in the Pennsylvania Legislature Monday.

The proposed $29.1 billion plan will balance through a hopes for a return to strong economic growth and the shift of some $200 million in medical assistance and welfare costs to special funds and other accounting maneuvers, but no new taxes.

The plan raises total state spending about $500 million, or about 1.9 percent from current-year levels, according to Senate Appropriation Committee printouts.

 

Full story: How do we spend $29.1 billion, Pennsylvania? Here’s a look
By Charles Thompson, Morning Call, 6/29/14

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