Governor Wolf Statement on State Budget Progress

September 18, 2017

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement regarding progress in ongoing budget negotiations between his administration, and both the House and the Senate:

“Over the weekend, I spoke with House and Senate leaders to try to finalize a budget that protects investments in critical programs important to the people of Pennsylvania. We made progress, and with more work, I believe we can reach a compromise in the coming days.

“It will take all sides, including both chambers and my administration, working together and considering all ideas to get this done.  And if a compromise is reached, there is a commitment from all involved to put up a vote before October 1st.

“It is urgent that we finish our bipartisan work on a consensus, responsible budget immediately or we will face a credit downgrade and further disruption in important programs and payments.

“I continue to be eager to resolve this process in a responsible way and hope we can bridge whatever differences that remain in the coming days.”

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