(Dec 19) Pa. budget chief warns of little wiggle room to narrow gaping state deficit

By Melissa Daniels 

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

State officials project a $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion hole in the budget next year, challenging Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and lawmakers to pull off the toughest balancing act of his administration.

Budget Secretary Charles Zogby held his midyear budget briefing on Wednesday, saying that though Pennsylvania is on pace to end the year in balance, it faces significant hurdles in 2014-15. The $1.4 billion figure factors in growth in the budget’s 2,000 line items under law and without new spending.

Full story: Pa. budget chief warns of little wiggle room to narrow gaping state deficit Melissa Daniels, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/19/13

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