2016/17 General Appropriations Bill Sent to Governor’s Desk Without Revenues to pay...

2016/17 General Appropriations Bill Sent to Governor’s Desk Without Revenues to pay for it

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Early yesterday evening, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved the changes made in the Senate by a 144-54 vote and sent SB 1073, the general appropriations (GA) bill, to the governor. The approved GA bill increases spending by $1.5 billion, or an increase of 5%. Even though the General assembly sent the GA bill to the Governor, the House and Senate still must come up with the revenues necessary to pay for the appropriations as set forth in the bill.

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