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October 29, 2015

State budget update

UPDATE: The Senate’s override bid failed in a 30-19 vote along party lines.

As the University Times went to press on Wednesday, the state Senate was poised to attempt to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s Sept. 29 veto of its $11.2 billion stopgap funding package. Republicans hold the Senate by a 30-19 margin; a two-thirds majority is needed to override the veto. If the override succeeds, it would move next to the House.

The proposal would release some funding for school districts and municipalities affected by the budget impasse that has continued since the July 1 start of the state’s fiscal year.

Pitt’s state funding, the bulk of which is provided through a non-preferred appropriation separate from the state budget bill, remains in limbo.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 48 Issue 5

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