As the second week of June kicks off, the budget situation as described by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-Centre) remains “fluid,” both before and after a meeting between House and Senate Republicans and the governor.
“[There’s] a lot going on. I don’t think we are close to anything yet, but we are working through it,” Sen. Corman said before the meeting. After its conclusion he confirmed that nothing in the meeting changed that.
Going into the meeting, Sen. Corman noted a lot of support for the governor’s original proposal for education spending, but said cannot be achieved without some recurring revenue for the budget.
“You’re going to need recurring revenue, that’s the only way to get there,” he said.