Philadelphia Puts Pressure on State to Pass a Budget
Philadelphia is putting pressure on state lawmakers by threatening to fire 3,000 city workers on October 2 if changes to pensions aren’t approved and sales taxes aren’t increased. Termination notices will start going out to workers on September 18. Pennsylvania has been at a budget stalemate for three months and is the only state that has yet to sign off on a budget agreement. Yesterday marked the 70th day the state was without a budget.