Governor Signs, But Announces Line Item Vetoes In State Budget

July 10, 2014
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Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the new fiscal budget for Pennsylvania on Thursday morning, but with more than $72 million in line item vetoes in legislative spending.

On the final day of ten days after which the spending plan would have become law without his signature, Corbett again stressed that state lawmakers “need to come back” to Harrisburg to work on what he considers the most pressing current issue, pension reform for state workers and public school employees.  The Governor says he is also “reviewing more options.”

At a news conference in Harrisburg, Corbett announced that he blue-lined some $65 million in general assembly spending and another $7.2 million for projects designated by the legislature.

Lawmakers had approved a $29.1 billion budget on June 30, the final day of fiscal year 2013-2014.  The new fiscal year began July 1 without a new spending plan in place.

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