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Wolf acknowledges service providers may have to borrow money

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 24, 2015 9:58 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf says he's aware that non-profit social services providers may have to borrow money during an ongoing state budget stalemate, but says they should share his goal of doing the right thing for Pennsylvania.

Wolf noted that borrowing costs aren't reimbursable by the state, and says he's doing everything he can to find ways to protect social services agencies. 

Wolf vetoed a no-new-taxes Republican budget plan that he says didn't meet his goals for more education funding, fixing a long-term deficit and cutting school property taxes.

Billions of dollars that would otherwise flow to counties and non-profit groups that provide social services are expected to be held up if the three-week-old stalemate continues.

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  • Linda img 2015-07-24 14:05

    Our well-paid legislators should not be paid until a budget is passed. Let them borrow money to pay their bills!

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