Wolf Threatens Unilateral Action on Budget if Compromise Solution is Not Passed
“I’ve had enough of the games. House Republicans again failed to deliver on a budget agreement. Over the past several months, I have been flexible and patient as they have repeatedly failed to agree amongst themselves on how to approach the budget,” Wolf said in a statement.
If a revenue package is not passed to the Governor’s desk, Wolf said he would securitize the profits of the state’s liquor system raising $1.23 billion to pay off the deficit from last year and help fill the gap in the current fiscal year.
Wolf’s comments come after a discharge motion vote to move the severance tax proposal out of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. The vote failed 115-83. The previously proposed hotel tax was met with strong opposition by House members and was not brought up for a vote.