September 16, 2015

Republican Stopgap Budget Worth About $11 Billion Out Of $30.2 Billion Budget

The Senate Appropriations Committee will meet today off the floor to consider Senate Bill 1000 General Fund Stopgap Budget Bill and Senate Bill 1001 Fiscal Code Stopgap Bill.
The stopgap budget is about $11 billion of the $30.2 billion General Fund budget passed by Republicans in June and included in the so-called "agreed-to" budget bill-- House Bill 1192. It will also allow the pass-through of federal funding to state agencies and organizations reliant on that money.  
The Fiscal Code bill has special project funding legislators put in the original Fiscal Code bill-- Senate Bill 655-- vetoed by Gov. Wolf in June.