Thursday, March 1, 2012
Another House budget was introduced this afternoon. This will give the Senate another opportunity to vote out a budget which can be put in conference. Please call your Senator TODAY requesting that he or she vote to pass a budget when the House version of the budget comes before the Senate. If the Senate votes down the budget (a third time), there will be no budget before the General Assembly on which it can act before adjournment. The last time this happened, Governor Kane was not able to sign a budget until June 30. This uncertainty will wreak havoc on the budget process for localities and school boards, among others. It is imperative, therefore, that the Senate pass some type of budget so that the budget conferees can meet and the Commonwealth can have a budget by adjournment.