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County Impacts of Budget ImpasseNew7/30/2015
As the FY 2015-2016 budget impasse continues, counties will face significant impacts. The state mandates counties to provide many human services, and delays in funding do not excuse them from providing those services. As delays drag on, counties draw from reserves, delay provider payments, curtail non-essential services, or borrow funds. Clients, providers, and taxpayers are impacted.

CCAP has created a web page to provide information about the impacts of the FY 2015-2016 budget impasse on counties, as well as resources for counties to contact their legislators. Please send any additional information on county impacts to PACountiesGR@pacounties.org.

More Information: FY 2015-2016 Budget Impasse web page
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House Introduces New Budget Vehicle7/22/2015
On July 21, House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Bill Adolph introduced HB 1460, which is expected to serve as a vehicle for a final budget agreement when it is reached. The bill as currently drafted is identical to HB 1192 as approved by the General Assembly in late June and vetoed by the Governor on June 30, and is not reflective of a comprehensive budget agreement at this time. Counties can refer to CCAP's budget analysis related to HB 1192 to reference the lines currently in HB 1460.
More Information: HB 1460
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Updated FY 2015-2016 Talking Points & Sample Letter7/8/2015
Reflecting the current status of the FY 2015-2016 commonwealth budget, updated Talking Points and a Human Services Budget Sample Letter are now posted to the Legislative Action Center, under the Commonwealth Budget header. Follow the link below.
More Information: Legislative Action Center
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Governor Vetoes Budget, Provides Impact on Funding to State Programs7/1/2015
On June 30, Gov. Wolf vetoed HB 1192, containing the FY 2015-2016 budget offered by House and Senate Republicans. The Governor’s veto message is attached. The administration also sent a letter to stakeholders outlining general information about the impact on funding for state programs until an appropriations bill is enacted, and has provided a list of frequently asked questions. That letter is also attached and the FAQs are linked below.
More Information: Governor's Veto Message - HB 1192
More Information (2): Governor's Budget Letter to Stakeholders
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County Analysis of HB 1192 Line Items Available6/27/2015
A spreadsheet comparing line items in the House/Senate Republican budget agreement (as found in HB 1192) with county impact to the current fiscal year is now available and linked below. Additional information will be included as it becomes available, and a separate narrative analysis is expected to be posted in the coming days.
More Information: County Budget Spreadsheet - House/Senate Republican Budget
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