Event to Mark 100th Day Without a Pennsylvania State Budget
in State Budget and Tax Policy
October 7, 2009
HARRISBURG, PA – Advocates, community providers and Pennsylvanians hurt by the state’s budget impasse will gather in the Capitol Rotunda at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2009 to mark the 100th day without a budget.
A similar event will be held in Philadelphia. Click here for more details on that event.
Pennsylvania remains the only state in the nation operating without a budget. Legislators inched closer toward resolution early this week, but wary Pennsylvanians and struggling human service providers, who will have to wait for funds to start flowing even after a budget is enacted, are keeping the pressure on the state’s leaders until the crisis is resolved.
Nonprofits throughout the Commonwealth that service state and county contracts or receive State grants are being forced to lay-off staff, cut services or close their doors due to the budget impasse. Children, the elderly and Pennsylvanian's with special needs are losing vital services. For nonprofits and the communities they serve, this budget impasse has been devastating.
PBPC will participate in Thursday’s event at the state Capitol, which is being organized by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). It will highlight the current and future impact of the budget impasse on providers of health and human services and the children, seniors and vulnerable Pennsylvanians who rely on those services.
WHAT: Capitol Event to Mark 100th Day Without a State Budget
WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: State Capitol, Main Rotunda