Governor Signs Budget and Revenue Bills Into Law
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
On June 30, Gov. Wolf signed into law several bills comprising a revenue package to complete the FY 2021-2022 budget, including the general appropriations bill (SB 255) and amendments to the Fiscal Code and Administrative Code. The FY 2021-20212 budget has been completed using a mix of one-time sources of revenue to fill the revenue shortfall caused in large part by the coronavirus pandemic. The Governor did veto one line within SB 255, bringing the total budget amounts to approximately $36.68 billion in state spending. With a nominal spending increase over FY 2020-2021, the budget does not contain any across-the-board cuts.
County Impacts of FY 2021-2022 Budget
Monday, June 28, 2021
On June 25, the General Assembly sent SB 255, containing the FY 2021-2022 commonwealth budget, to the Governor's desk. CCAP has completed a detailed narrative analyzing the impacts to county line items.
FY 2021-2022 Bills Pass General Assembly, Headed to Governor
Saturday, June 26, 2021
On June 25, the House approved SB 255, containing the nearly $39 billion FY 2021-2022 budget agreement, by a vote of 140-61 and the Senate gave its approval to the same with a 43-7 vote. Additionally, both chambers approved amendments to the Administrative Code (HB 336) and Fiscal Code (HB 1348), which included provisions related to the implementation of the FY 2021-2022 state budget. All three bills now go to the Governor's desk.
House Appropriations Committee Amends Budget Bill
Friday, June 25, 2021
On Friday, the House Appropriations Committee amended SB 255 with a nearly $39.78 billion budget plan for FY 2021-2022. CCAP will be providing additional details and analysis here on the Budget News and Updates page as they become available.
IFO Issues Official Revenue Estimate for FY 2021-2022
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The state's Independent Fiscal Office issued its official revenue estimate on June 22, with nominal changes from the initial estimate issued in May. The full report is linked below.
IFO Releases Initial Revenue Estimates for FY 2021-2022
Thursday, May 27, 2021
In its initial revenue forecast offered on May 26, the IFO projected that federal stimulus will have a dramatic impact on FY 2021-2022 and future budget years. FY 2021-2022 revenues will fall short of projected goals by approximately $2.152 billion. For FY 2020-2021, the IFO is projecting that the state will have slightly less than $37.96 billion to spend, as it does not include the final amount revenue that would be available, as tax refunds (normally around $1.3 billion) still have to be deducted. Additional details can be found in the full report linked below. The IFO's official revenue estimate will be released by June 22.
CCAP Sends Letter to General Assembly on Judicial Computer System Funding
Monday, March 29, 2021
Based on conversations with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) about funding for the Judicial Computer System (JCS), CCAP wrote a letter to both the House and Senate expressing our concerns about the future of the Unified Judicial System (UJS). Without adequate funding for JCS, AOPC will have to shut down the Common Pleas Case Management System (CPCMS). Without these systems in place, essential functions of county court systems will be lost and counties have had no opportunity or funding to plan for a system replacement.
House and Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings
Monday, February 8, 2021
The House and Senate Appropriations committees will be holding virtual hearings on the Governor's FY 2021-2022 commonwealth budget proposal starting in the House on Tuesday, February 16 and the Senate Monday, March 8. Use the links below to find the full schedules for each committee and links to live stream the hearings - many will be shown live on PCN and pcntv.com as well.
County FY 2021-2022 Budget Analysis
Friday, February 5, 2021
Following Gov. Wolf's presentation of his FY 2021-2022 budget on Wednesday, CCAP has completed a detailed narrative analyzing the impacts to county line items.
Gov. Wolf Delivers FY 2021-2022 Budget Address
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Today, Gov. Wolf delivered his budget address outlining his $37.87 billion budget for FY 2021-2022. CCAP is analyzing the impact of the proposal on county line items and will be posting additional details, including a narrative analysis, on this page in the near future.