Friday, July 12, 2013

Thorns to Pa. Legislature for failing to pass key spending bill

From the editorial page of The Pottstown Mercury:
THORNS to the Pennsylvania Legislature which left town last week without finishing necessary business tied to the passage of the state budget. Lawmakers neglected to pass the Fiscal Code legislation that authorizes spending of the $28 billion they just approved. In a statement released last week, the Corbett administration said lawmakers’ failure to act on the bill could impact available funding by as much as $235 million, according to reports at Corbett called on lawmakers “to resolve their differences and act responsibly to send the Fiscal Code to my desk for approval as soon as possible.” The Legislature announced Wednesday a plan to reconvene next Monday and finish their jobs. The failure to finish their work before the start of a three-month vacation is pathetic. Will lawmakers collect more travel reimbursements and per diems for the return to do their jobs? 
Thorns for bad Pa. governance; roses for civilian service

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