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Governor Remarks on Refusal to Sign Budget

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For the first time since the PA House and Senate approved a state budget, Governor Corbett is speaking out about why he won't put his signature on it. 

Two days have passed since the General Assembly approved a budget, but Governor Tom Corbett has yet to sign off on the 29.1 billion dollar spending plan.

He cites a lack of pension reform as his reason for disapproval, and is still currently reviewing the plan.

"I continue to urge the legislature to move forward on pension reform now, get the bill out of committee bring it back up and let the people of PA see who's for them and who's for the special interest," Corbett said Wednesday evening.

"The taxpayers have sent all of us here, the General Assembly and myself, to get a job done," he added. "Doing nothing fails them and fails our families." 

The governor has 10 days from the time the budget is passed to either sign or veto it, and if he does neither, it will automatically become official after those 10 days.

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