Pa. Senate approves $27.7 billion spending plan and sends it to Gov. Tom Corbett
With one day left in the fiscal year, the state Senate passed by a 32-17 vote the nearly $27.7 billion state spending plan that the House passed on Thursday.
It now goes to Gov. Tom Corbett for enactment.
Other parts of the budget package are still awaiting in the House and Senate.
The plan requires no increase in taxes or new taxes. It maintains funding at current year levels for public universities and most school districts, but some fiscally struggling districts received a little extra money.
It cuts funding for human services by $84 million and eliminates the Department of Public Welfare's cash assistance program, starting Aug. 1.