2014-2015 General Fund Budget Passage On Thursday, July 10, Gov. Tom Corbett finally signed the 2014-15 General Fund budget and accompanying appropriations bills. The legislature sent him the budget on June 30; the governor waited to sign it until today, hoping in the meantime that the legislature would take action on key issues he identified as priorities.
On the last day to act before the budget became law without his signature, he enacted it while also exercising his lin
Photo courtesy of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank In November, 1,240 hunger relief organizations, religious congregations, student groups, human service agencies and other charitable organizations signed a letter asking Gov. Tom Corbett to increase funding for the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) to $21 million.
In December and January, another 700 anti-hunger advocates sent e-mails directly to the governor’s office seeking the increase, and hundreds of others
Today, Governor Corbett's proposed budget was announced and effectively flat-funds SFPP at $17.338 million. If funding simply kept pace with food prices, the program would need $24.6 million just to break even. We fought for it. You may remember in November (read about it here), we hand-delivered a letter to Governor Corbett signed by 1,240 of Pennsylvania’s hunger relief organizations, religious congregations, student groups, human service agencies and other charitable organ