Corbett Signs Budget, Uses Line Item Veto to Reduce Budget

After stalling on passing the budget for 10 days, Governor Corbett signed the budget Thursday morning, using his line item veto to cut 65 million dollars from the General Assembly's own appropriation.

Corbett also called for action to trim down pensions for newly hired teachers and state workers. Corbett says , lawmakers need to address the pressing issue facing Pennsylvania.

“They filled the budget with discretionary spending and then refused to deal with the biggest fiscal challenge facing Pennsylvania, our unsustainable public pension system.”

Corbett, at a news conference, called on lawmakers to return to Harrisburg to work on crafting a new pension bill.

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