Reforming the Budget Process

The Commonwealth Foundation will be joining with other members of the reform coalition (today at 11 am) to discuss the budget process in the “era of reform,” and an alternative budget process.

For a preview from the Patriot News, click here.

Martha Raffaele has a story on financial punishments for tardy budgets here. (Note: the financial penalty of $100 per day for legislators is less than their per diem, i.e. legislators who collect per diems would still profit by having to stay in Harrisburg).

And Kori Walter in the Courier Times has a story about how the budget process is slightly more transparent that in past years, but that we still have a long way to go.