Pennsylvania collected 7.2 percent less in tax revenues than it projected for the month of May.
That's a sure sign that the state's economy is slowing down.
So why is Gov. Ed Rendell and Democratic lawmakers proposing to spend $1 billion more in the fiscal year starting July 1?
You can't spend what you don't have.
It's time for Rendell and the free-spending Democrats to tighten their belts. Pennsylvania can't afford the state government it has now. Pushing state spending past $28 billion is irresponsible.
Read more about the decline in tax revenues in the release below.
PA Revenue Department Releases May Collections