By Charles Thompson
on July 08, 2014 at 5:45 AM, updated July 08, 2014 at 5:48 AM
The Pennsylvania budget that isn’t gets its next-best shot at completion Tuesday, as the state Senate returns to Harrisburg to take up the fiscal code, one of the final pieces of the puzzle.
Not keeping track over the holiday weekend?
Here’s a quick recap.
The state’s 2014-15 fiscal year began July 1, so far with a $29.1 billion general fund spending plan sitting unsigned on Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk.
Corbett initially had withheld his signature from the budget bill in the hopes of forcing significant action on reforms to the state’s major public employee pension systems.
The best the governor may get on that front is a promise to revisit the issue this fall.
But Corbett also had said he wants to review the budget in the context of the fiscal code — normally a little-noted, user’s guide containing restrictive language limiting some appropriations and specific earmarks.
In a year in which tax revenue has lagged and little else has come easily, even that bill has some drama.
Full story: Lights, camera, budget? Work on Pa.’s delayed 2014-15 budget set to resume By Charles Thompson, Pennlive, 7/8/14