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Governor Wolf Rejects Republican Plan to Cut Education; Releases Emergency Funding :: December 29, 2015

Governor Wolf Rejects Republican Plan to Cut Education; Releases Emergency Funding

Gov. Wolf Prevents School Closings with Line-Item Budget Veto

Good afternoon,

Gov. Tom Wolf took the high road today by using his blue veto pen to weed out the bad parts of the House Republican budget that ended up on his desk just before Christmas.

So the budget saga continues.

Because of the governor’s action today:

  • A $23.4 billion spending plan includes $2.5 billion (six months worth) to help school districts keep class bells ringing.

  • It includes much-needed support for human service agencies throughout the commonwealth that have been forced to close or cut back on vital programs that help our neighbors-in-need.

Senator Hughes Floor Remarks on State Budget :: December 23, 2015



Senator Hughes calls for budget impasse walls to come down :: December 7, 2015

Because of the governor’s action:

  • House Republicans must return to Harrisburg as fast as they left last week and finish the budget.

  • House Republicans must stop their vaudevillian act, which has jeopardized PA’s future by attempting to continue Tom Corbett’s failed anti-education policies.

House Republicans knew they were one vote away from sending the better budget to Gov. Wolf, but they cut off debate and sent everyone home.

We need the agreed-to budget because it’s good for Pennsylvania, good for business, and – most importantly – good for our children.

Time to get back to work.


Sen. Vincent Hughes
Senate Appropriations Committee Democratic Chairman

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