“The budget I received tonight makes significant investments in our common priorities of education, jobs and human services. It does not address all the difficult choices that still need to be made," Corbett said late Monday night, minutes ahead of the midnight budget deadline. “It leaves pensions, one of the largest expenses to the commonwealth and our school districts, on the table, leaving the weight on Pennsylvania taxpayers and perpetuating the tug of war over state funding every single year."
Corbett offered no timeline for when he would be signing the budget.
“I will continue to work with the legislature toward meaningful pension reform. I am withholding signing the budget passed by the General Assembly while I deliberate its impact on the people of Pennsylvania.”The lack of a state budget could mean that the commonwealth won't be able to pay its bills or workers, The Philadelphia Inquirer said.