This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
by Mary Wilson for NewsWorks
Republican lawmakers are insisting that Pennsylvania’s budget for this year was delivered on time, but a key companion bill called the fiscal code is missing.
And there’s no timetable to send it to the governor.
It’s the state House’s turn to take a vote on the fiscal code, a piece of legislation that supports the budget. The legislation includes a $45 million funding relief package for Philadelphia schools.
But the speaker of the House already gaveled the chamber out for the summer.