PA and NJ take their budgeting responsibilities seriously
Yesterday, for the first time in eight years, Pennsylvania state lawmakers met the deadline for adopting a budget plan for the next fiscal year. Equally significant is the new spending legislation does not include any new taxes. The state houses of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which passed its budget on Tuesday, should be applauded for getting a plan in place to tackle their states’ fiscal challenges — on time. If only Congress could take this responsibility as seriously.