On ‘Radio Times’: The consequences of an unbalanced Pa. budget

     Pa. Capitol Building, Harrisburg. (Kevin McCorry/WHYY, file)

    Pa. Capitol Building, Harrisburg. (Kevin McCorry/WHYY, file)

    For a second time, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf allowed an unbalanced budget to become law without his signature.

    Wolf and lawmakers were not able to agree on a revenue plan to cover the deficit leaving an estimated $2 billion gap.

    On Radio Times Thursday, guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan talked with Katie Meyer, State Capitol Bureau Chief for Pennsylvania public radio stations, about the consequences of the current budget.

    “There’s definitely questions of constitutionality,” Meyer said. “Pennsylvania’s credit may be downgraded if this budget isn’t balanced, and if that happens it becomes more expensive to borrow money.”

    Listen to the full conversation on Radio Times.

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