2020-21 State Budget
Enacted Budget (Interim) (Signed by Governor Tom Wolf, May 29, 2020)
2020-21 Proposed Budget (Introduced by Governor Tom Wolf, February 4, 2020)
HARRISBURG – May 29, 2020 — Democratic Appropriations Chairman Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement after the Pennsylvania Senate passed bills for an unprecedented $25.8 billion interim budget and allocated $2.6 billion in federal...
HARRISBURG – February 27, 2020 – Pennsylvania faces a statewide crisis in its school infrastructure. Some students go to school in buildings containing lead, asbestos, mold and other environmental hazards while others must overcome broken pipes, leaking roofs and...
Join Senator Hughes, the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, for his telephone town hall tonight at 6 p.m. following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address. You can RSVP for the call or get information about how you can submit questions on the...
Get informed on the future of state spending
Senator Hughes will join his colleagues in the state legislature for Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2020-21 budget address at the capitol.
This year’s budget address will highlight many of the issues the senator and the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus are fighting for, which includes fixing broken and toxic schools, prioritizing vulnerable populations, investing in education, raising the minimum wage, addressing gun violence in our communities, and more. Be sure you watch the governor’s address at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 4.
Sen. Hughes, Rep. Fiedler applaud Gov. Wolf’s pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget
Philadelphia, PA − January 24, 2020 − State Senator Vincent Hughes and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler jointly released the following statement, applauding Gov. Tom Wolf's pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget: "We are glad Gov. Wolf is...
Philadelphia, PA – January 22, 2020 − Governor Tom Wolf today outlined how his 2020-21 budget further demonstrates his commitment to protecting the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing to expand comprehensive training for direct care workers, reduce waiting...
The final week of 2020-21 #PABudget hearings begin Monday, follow along as Senator Hughes leads the PA Senate Dems!
Senator Hughes details history of Pennsylvania’s System of Higher Education, Cheyney University’s legacy of service as nation’s oldest HBCU
Senator Hughes asks Secretary Wetzel how Department of Corrections is addressing the affects of trauma on the incarcerated and their children
Department of Corrections Secretary Wetzel responds to Senator Hughes questions about the effects of lead, prisoner remediation training
2020-21 Budget Hearings
Hearings are located in Hearing Room 1, North Office Building
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
10:00 am – Independent Fiscal Office
1:00 pm – Department of Revenue/Lottery
3:00 pm – Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
10:00 am – Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
1:00 pm – Department of Corrections/Board of Probation and Parole
3:00 pm – Pennsylvania Board of Pardons
Thursday, February 20, 2020
10:00 am – PA State System of Higher Education
1:00 pm – Department of State
3:00 pm – Attorney General
Monday, February 24, 2020
10:00 am – Department of Labor & Industry
1:00 pm – Auditor General
3:00 pm – Department of Aging
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
10:00 am – PA Liquor Control Board
1:00 pm – Department of Transportation
3:00 pm – Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
10:00 am – Department of Human Services
3:00 pm – Department of Health
Thursday, February 27, 2020
10:00 am – Department of Education
3:00 pm – Department of Community & Economic Development
Monday, March 2, 2020
10:00 am – Department of Agriculture
1:00 pm – University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
3:00 pm – Penn State University Ag. Research & Ag. Extension
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
10:00 am – State-Related Universities
1:00 pm – Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
3:00 pm – Penn College of Technology, Thaddeus Stevens College & Community Colleges
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
10:00 am – Department of Environmental Protection
1:00 pm – PA Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association
3:00 pm – Budget Secretary/Governor’s Executive Office
Watch Gov. Tom Wolf’s deliver his 2020-21 budget address.