With No Leadership From Dem Gov Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s Fiscal Situation Worsens

State Treasurer warns PA will run out of money by August 29.

From the RGA

Under Democrat Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s fiscal situation continues to worsen as the state’s seven-week long budget stalemate enters an even “more severe stage.” Pennsylvania’s Treasurer is now saying that the state will run out of money to pay the bills by August 29, a situation some officeholders describe as a “new frontier” that “we have never seen before.” But while the state is mired in a budget crisis, Wolf has been more concerned with his re-election, “jetting around the state to ribbon-cuttings” and “getting on the radio to talk about this and that.” As Wolf spends his time trying to run away from Pennsylvania’s budget issues, voters are taking notice.

Previously: 

According to the Associated Press

Top state officials are warning that Pennsylvania's deficit-strapped government is rapidly approaching a more severe stage in its 7-week-old budget stalemate, one in which Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf may have to start deciding which bills to pay and which to postpone.

Taxes are still being collected and checks are being cut by the Pennsylvania Treasury under a nearly $32 billion budget bill that lawmakers approved June 30, the day before the current fiscal year began.

But that spending plan is badly out of balance, and without a loan or an emergency revenue package, the state will face hard decisions within days.

“Somebody's not getting paid if this doesn't get fixed,” Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a Democrat, said Friday. “Who it is — the vendors, I don't know — that's a decision for others to make. It's simply a math equation: there's not enough money to pay everybody.”

12 hours ago

‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’: Kansas Governor Lied about Her Stance on Men in Women’s Sports, New Ad Claims

Governor Laura Kelly (D., Kan.) has “lied to voters” about her position on biological men competing in women’s sports, the Republican Governors Association Kansas 2022 PAC told viewers in a new TV ad

1 day, 15 hours ago

Biden Approval Rating Sinks Below 40%, Signaling Potential Reversal Of A Political ‘Comeback’: POLL

President Joe Biden’s approval rating sank below 40% in a poll released Sunday, appearing to contradict various reports of the president making a “comeback” among voters.

5 days, 15 hours ago

Maine Democrat Gov. Mills’ Education Program Teaches that ‘MAGA’ Is Covert Racism, White Supremacy

Using the slogan “MAGA” is an example of covert racism and white supremacy, according to an instructional video available through Maine’s Department of Education.

5 days, 15 hours ago

Border Patrol agents nab a dozen people on terror watchlist at southern border in August

Border Patrol stopped a dozen individuals whose names are on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) in August, bringing the total for the fiscal year to a number that is triple the previous five fiscal years combined...

5 days, 16 hours ago

The Arizona Miracle

About 25 years ago, I got the urge to write about charter schools. So I traveled to Arizona, where new state policies had made it much easier to launch and finance them.

1 week ago

Crist Campaign Takes Heat for Running Mate’s Criticism of Jerusalem Embassy Move

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is under scrutiny for his running mate's criticism of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital city.