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SB 1073

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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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Over the weekend, the House failed to pass SB 1071, which is the hybrid pension bill, by a vote of 52/149 with no support from the Democratic Caucus and over 60 Republicans. After the vote, numerous meetings were held among leadership. Once the meetings concluded, the House floated the possibility of forging ahead with some type of stopgap measure that would fund education and human services. However, the governor and Senate leadership indicated that a stopgap budget was a non-starter.