136 Days after due date, Shapiro signs another portion of PA’s capital budget

14 November 2023- A small rollout and a single sentence press release by the Governor’s office in Harrisburg announced that almost four and a half months after its due date, Josh Shapiro has signed another portion the state’s capital budget.

This portion, known as House Bill 623, funds only $1.335 Billion dollars of the budget. While that sounds like an incredible amount of money, the only thing that the bill covers funding for is buildings and structures improvements, furniture and equipment, transportation, redevelopment, and flood control projects.

The budget remains incomplete, as much of the code changes and discretionary spending remains to be decided.

July 1st is the beginning of Pennsylvania’s fiscal year, meaning that they remain without a budget for over four months. This is the only bill signed into law by Shapiro today.