Rendell orders budget cuts, hiring freeze

Following reports that tax revenue is well behind projections, Governor Rendell has announced plans to reduce state spending by $200 million, including ending (taxpayer funded) out-of-state travel by government employees a freeze on new hires for the time being. Tony Phyrillas has more details (along with an “I told you so“).

As for identifying ways to cut spending, we have put together a list, well in advance of the current shortfall. Of course, lawmakers should have listened to us a few months ago, now they’ll have to cancel their trip to Atlanta.