Friday, August 7, 2009

State Workers are Getting Paid, but Others Still in the Lurch Over Budget

According to the Pennsylvania Treasurer, half of state workers should receive their paychecks today, with the other half receiving them on Monday. While this is a relief for workers who have gone over a month without pay, it does not mean that the budget impasse is over.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a story today on the budget impasse and its effects on local vendors and nonprofit organizations, including a quote from PathWays PA's President/CEO, Carol Goertzel. WHYY and WITF also feature stories on the stopgap budget and various groups who are affected.

Please continue to talk to your legislators about the need for a budget that helps all Pennsylvanians. Without action on a budget, services from nonprofits will continue to dwindle, and both nonprofit and for-profit vendors may be forced to lay off workers in the midst of this recession.

Please join the budget rally in Media on Tuesday, August 11, to tell legislators that we need a budget passed that meets the needs of Pennsylvanians as soon as possible.

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