FY2021-22 Budget: No New Taxes, Positive Reforms, More to Do.
Last Friday, the General Assembly approved a $40.8 billion state spending plan for FYI 2021-22, without raising taxes. This budget, which covers the fiscal year starting July 1, marks seven in a row where lawmakers have rebuffed Gov. Tom Wolf’s requests for higher taxes, as he has proposed historically high tax increases in most years. Lawmakers now have one budget to go before Wolf runs up against his constitutionally mandated two-term limit.