Veto override – 7 reasons Republicans should be careful of what they wish for

Yesterday, Representative Turzai, Speaker of the House, said that Republicans may attempt to override Governor Wolf’s veto of the budget they passed in June. That budget raises no new revenue, does not increase school funding, does not provide any reduction in property taxes, and generates budget deficits in future years.

What would happen if the Republicans override Governor Wolf’s veto of their budget? Here are  seven likely outcomes.

Unconventional Drilling Is Associated with Increased Hospital Utilization Rates

A new study by the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University finds that people living near active gas drilling go to the hospital more frequently than people who do not live near active gas drilling. These sobering findings coming from an article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal should prompt a hard review of existing gas drilling regulations.

Conservative Think Tank Confirms that PA Needs a Budget that Boosts State's Fiscal Condition

One sticking point in Pennsylvania's budget battle is whether the next state budget needs to improve the state's fiscal condition. Recent budgets reliant on one-time revenues contributed to the repeated downgrading of Pennsylvania's debt. The Wolf administration estimates that the Republican budget proposal vetoed by the Governor would increase the state structural deficit to over $3 billion by 2016-17.

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