Fiscal Code Packed with Earmarks
Pennsylvania's fiscal code is intended to provide lawmakers with instructions for spending funds appropriated in the state budget. But it is also ground-zero for a host of earmarks that funnel limited resources to the priorities of well-connected lobbyists.
CF has identified over $40 million in dozens of earmarks that may or may not serve the best interests of Pennsylvania taxpayers. Projects stealthily embedded in the fiscal code are not subject to a competitive grant process. Take a look at the earmarks listed below:
The fiscal code (HB 1327) passed the House on Tuesday afternoon. It must be approved by the Senate before reaching Gov. Tom Wolf.