By: Sam Dunklau
With a $45 billion state budget finally implemented, Pennsylvania schools, businesses and housing projects are the big winners. Each is slated to receive substantially more funding in the new fiscal year.
State lawmakers last week unveiled a plan to spend an additional $1.2 billion over last year. Almost $43 billion of the overall budget will come from state taxes, compared to $39 billion last year. The remaining $2 billion will come from a pot of leftover American Rescue Plan money, and gives one-time funding boosts to nearly two dozen efforts.