“I am going to let this general appropriations bill become law without my signature in the hope that we can continue to work together on a sustainable budget solution that sets Pennsylvania on the right path,” Wolf said in a press release announcing the decision.
This is the second year in a row Wolf has decided to allow the budget to become law without his signature.
Wolf pointed to recent threats from creditors that Pennsylvnaia’s credit rating would be downgraded if the budget fills gaps in funding with loans.
“Just last week, we received a warning that if we did not do the hard work to balance our budget, Pennsylvania’s credit would be downgraded. This independent call to action made it clear we must avoid gimmicks to protect from a downgrade, as we have been able to do since I took office,” Wolf continued.